Actor Tosh Cries & Quits Social Media Temporarily After Pink Dot 2019 Controversy

Image: Instagram (toshrock)

Over in the US, the race for the Oval Office has started.

A number of potential candidates have risen up to challenge Donald Trump in 2020 to be the next president. Over in the Democratic Party, the other major political party other than Trump’s Republican Party, candidates are going on national TV to talk about their political positions so as to win votes.

And one candidate, Kirsten Gillibrand, stood out: before running, a few of her views were, say Position A, but after “visiting Brooklyn” and seeing how wrong she was, her views changed to Position B.

But at least she stood firm to her change in views.

Over in Singapore, someone faced the same problem, but instead of doing a “visiting Brooklyn”, he decided to bail out altogether instead.

Pink Dot Singapore 2019

Lest you’re not aware, the next Pink Dot Singapore would be held on 29 June 2019 at Hong Lim Park.

The annual event, which has been running since 2009, has often attracted massive crowd and media coverage.

An event in support of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community in Singapore, attendees would form up to create a “pink dot” to show support for inclusiveness, diversity and the freedom to love, so if you’re going, please make sure you’re not colour blind and wear the wrong colour.

Image: wikipedia.org

In addition, there would be concert performances and booths sponsored by organizations supporting the LGBT community and causes, and ambassadors (usually popular celebrities) would also promote the event.

Last year, the ambassadors includes celebrities like Patricia Mok, Tan Kheng Hua, Adrian Pang, Lim Yu Beng, Janice Koh and more.

And this year, if you go to their Facebook Page, you’d see the ambassadors immediately, which comprises Beatrice Chia-Richmond, Internet funny queen Preeti Nair and her brother, and Tosh Rock.

Image: Facebook (Pink Dot SG)

Nothing wrong with the ambassadors…except that after the announcement, people realised something.

Meet Tosh Rock, aka the guy who acted as Sergeant Ong in Ah Boys to Men

Even if you’ve not switched your analogue TV to Digital TV, you would still know about Tosh Rock, the rapper who played Sergeant Ong in Ah Boys to Men.

Ever since the 29-year-old’s shot to fame since 2012, he has been active on mainstream media and new media, taking roles in both the small screen and the big screen, and coming out with singles.

With over 334K followers in Instagram and 96K subscribers on YouTube, you can say that he’s an influencer as well.

But people spotted tweets that suggested that he might be homophobic.

Insensitive Tweets

On the exact day that Tosh was announced as an ambassador, someone managed to dig out dirt from his past. And it’s a series of Tweets that were less than friendly to the LGBT community.

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