Tuesday, 4 February 2014

Independent Learning Log

Date:
T1W4 3/2/14

Source:
http://news.asiaone.com/news/singapore/anton-casey-loses-job-friends?page=0%2C1

What I did:
I went online to search for some articles which reported on the consequences of Anton Casey's insensitive posts which went viral online.

What I learnt:
Anton Casey left for Australia after his post, one of which as a photo of his son and the caption "Daddy where is your car and who are all these poor people" and another where his son is sitting on a silver Porsche with the caption "Normal service can resume, once I have washed the stench of public transport off me"
His posts went viral online and caused an outrage, and he was seen leaving the country due to "serious threats sent to him via snail mail and social media." Though many people have criticized him, some people have added, saying that it could have been British humor and Asians would not have understand it, causing the incident to get "blown out of proportion." 
Some of his friends have even unfriended him on his facebook account.

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