Thursday, July 12, 2007

Sometimes Blogging Gets Blogger In Trouble!

Wendy Cheng aka XiaXue (pictured) puts her foot down about the controversey involving potties for the disabled, in an interview with The Straits Times entitled "All flushed over toilet blog."

It all started with a simple podcast, and blew up into something bigger when Malaysian bloggers stepped in, causing two of Wendy's sponsors to bounce...

But NOW we know WHY: One of the Malaysian bloggers is partially disabled and obviously was personally offended by Wendy's remarks!

from the StraitsTimes: "... Her critics argued that the toilets should not be dirtied by the abled-bodied who had many more cubicles from which to pick and use.

'It's a basic amenity for us. It is a right, not a privilege,' said Mr Peter Tan, 39, a Malaysian blogger who is partially paralysed. He was so riled by her posting that he complained to the three sponsors, criticising them for endorsing her.

Others followed. By the end of last week, Kimage had received about 300 e-mail messages, prompting it to suspend its association with Ms Cheng..."

A little sanity gets injected from one of Wendy's sponsors, LocalBrand: it's founder stated that "...when you endorse a blogger, you have to accept that he or she is sometimes going to say controversial things...You have to give them the freedom..." BRAVO Mr. Turodrique Fuad!!!

Originally published Autumn 2005

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