Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Forent talent Anton Casey and the stench of public transport on him

Karma is a bitch and Singapore based foreign ulta-talent Anton Casey learned it the hard way. Days after he has made a video telling "Don't be angry at me, be angry with your mum and dad for raising you a wuss", he had to do something which he probably would say only wusses do: He has publicly asked forgiveness from the millions he obviously looks down from his ivory Sentosa Cove tower.

"Daddy, where is your car and who are all these poor people?" Daddy, very talented and thanks God rich British expat Mr. Anton Casey, has departed from her baby (not an ordinary machine poor people would buy but of course a Porche) for a while and was unfortunate to use public transport in those dark days. He later shared his unfortunate experience among "poor people" in his Facebook:

"Ahhhhhhhh. Reunited with my baby. Normal service can resume, once I have washed the stench of public transport off me FFS" (FFS means For Fuck's Sake if you do not know).

Update : Anton Casey fire by CrossInvest Asia:
Crossinvest Asia is deeply concerned by the recent comments made by Mr. Anton Casey on social media which have caused great distress amongst Singaporeans. Those comments go against our core corporate and family values that are based on trust, mutual understanding and are respectful of diversity.
Crossinvest Asia is a family business which has been built here in Singapore. The online comments made by Mr. Casey do not represent the culture that we have built over many years.
Accordingly, Crossinvest Asia and Mr Casey have parted ways with immediate effect.
Source : Crossinvest (Asia) Pte. Ltd. Facebook page post
Anton Casey left Singapore for Perth with his wife, former Miss Singapore Universe pageant winner Bernice Wong and their 5-years old son early Friday morning with a Singapore Airlines flight.

According to Daily Mail, Singapore is home to about 50,000 British expats and any are hired by multinational banks on lucrative packages and are notorious for ‘Hoorah Henry’ antics (a British English slang to describe a British male who exudes loud-mouthed arrogance and an air of superiority):
A senior British banker, who has lived in Singapore for 15 years, said: ‘Casey is a pillock but unfortunately there are plenty of idiots like him with too much money and attitude. ‘The public mood is very ugly. All the major banks have given informal warnings to their expat staff  to cut back on the champagne and partying until this all blows over.’

Mr. Anton Casey a senior wealth manager who lives in Singapore with his Singaporean wife, former Miss Singapore Bernice Wong, and their son has now something else to worry about. His posts did not go unnoticed and went viral in the net. Criticism mounted after the posts went viral on Monday, with some angry netizens digging up Mr Casey's home address, place of work, and his home- and mobile-phone numbers.

"I would like to extend a sincere apology to the people of Singapore," he later said in a statement. He added that in the past 24 hours, the writer's family and, especially, his five-year-old son had "suffered extreme emotional and verbal abuse online".

The Talented Mr. Casey and his ultra talented Facebook post
Anton Casey's son in his baby and in an MRT train next to a poor person. Luckily, the car is working again so they won't need to travel with the poor again.
Other than the Facebook posts a video showing him with his son also angered netizens. "Don't be angry at me. Be angry with your mum and dad for raising you a wuss." says Casey in the video. It was mentioned online to have been made after Casey's comments on public transport, though he has denied this. "It must be made extremely clear that a YouTube video of me, with my son in the background, was not posted in response to any recent events. This video was made weeks prior and has been misused to portray me as unreprentant," he said.

Before he has deleted his Facebook page, some netizens had digged into its content and fished out some other offensive posts like one where he called a Singapore male cabbie a "retard" for wearing arm warmers and mittens and having a towel on his lap. "After 11 years of residency, I am still trying to understand THESE people!" he added (well even if you live 1,100 years in your expat bubble you will not have any clue about anything in the community you live in).

According to Yahoo SG, a male expatriate who got to know Casey and his family over the past several months told Yahoo Singapore that the wealth manager had a very British sense of humour, which can be very scathing, "but it can cross lines and it did cross lines". "I had to defriend him on Facebook because I couldn't stand the rubbish he was writing about all sorts of people," the expat said, adding that Casey's wife and son though were "sweet".

Later, The Real Singapore has published a statement from Crossinvest Asia, the employer of Anton Casey. The statement by Christophe Audergon, Managing Director at Crossinvest Asia, says:

Crossinvest is aware of recent comments made on social media by one of its employees which some Singaporeans have found offensive. Crossinvest does not condone the offending comments. We believe they were made in poor taste. Crossinvest has clear policies regarding the codes of conduct expected of its employees. That code of conduct extends to social media. We are currently investigating the comments made by our employee and will take appropriate action once we are in possession of all the facts.
The case even caught attention of Singapore Government. Law and Foreign Affairs Minister of Singapore K Shanmugam on Thursday deplored the online posts of British wealth manager Anton Casey, calling them "deeply offensive, wrong, and unacceptable":

I have been asked what I thought of Mr Anton Casey and his statements. Like many Singaporeans, I am terribly upset and offended by what he has posted. Deeply offensive, wrong, and unacceptable. 
Those who have done well in life should always be looking out for others - especially the less well-off or needy. It is basic human decency. Instead Mr Casey showed contempt. Having money and a Porsche, does not automatically mean that one is superior. Character is important.
I am glad the community has come together to condemn what he has said. 
He has attempted to apologise to Singaporeans. But some feel that the manner of his apology showed a lack of sincerity. And I think there is some basis for thinking that. 
At the same time, I hope that Singaporeans will not attack or flame his family because of his actions. We, Singaporeans, can be bigger than that.

By the way, The Tuckshop bar in Geyland now has a Wanker Special inspired by the case of Anton Casey. $120 Pints for Anton Casey and $12 pints for the rest of us poor Singaporeans :)

Photo - Mothership sg

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