Joanne Peh Was Criticised For Saying She Did Not Follow News On Russia-Ukraine War And This Is How She Responded
It’s got to do with her Internet browsing habits and the fact that she doesn’t usually keep up with international and political affairs.
In her column for local Chinese daily Lianhe Zaobao last Friday (Mar 4), Joanne Peh recalled having dinner with friends over the weekend when the conversation turned to the ongoing Russia-Ukraine conflict.
“I admitted that I did not follow the news,” shared the 38-year-old actress. “I seemed to have heard that Ukraine was at war, but I did not pay attention to the specific reasons. In this era of information overload, I can still be cut off from the rest of the world.”
In response, a reader wrote to the paper expressing how “disappointing” it was for Joanne, “a well-known artiste and university graduate” — she majored in Journalism at NTU’s School of Communication and Information — “to say that she doesn’t know about the Russia-Ukraine war”.
Another comment reads: “We can’t live in our own world and be indifferent towards current affairs, even without compassion and vigilance.”