The ongoing Wuhan coronavirus outbreak has presented numerous opportunities to witness the good, the bad, and the ugly sides of humanity: one moment, we are made to feel all warm and fuzzy inside when we read about donations and displays of public support, and the next, we’re scratching our heads over outraged comments from scorned netizens and restaurants getting trashed because of fake news.

In the latest related hoo-ha, Taiwan-based Malaysian singer Gary Chaw has been bombarded with criticism thanks to a seemingly innocuous — and even sweet — throwback photo of himself and his grandpa that he posted on Facebook.

“My surname is Chaw. What about you? This is my grandfather… from China. Without him, there is no me. It’s been a very long time since he left us. [For him] to be insulted and scolded today makes me feel very helpless as a grandson. There are many things that can be changed, but one thing that remains is… he is my grandfather, a kind-hearted, loving, and compassionate Chinese person. Half the blood that flows through my body is my grandfather’s.”

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