In a world that prioritises aesthetic value and constantly pushes Eurocentric beauty standards, it’s no surprise that mindless, appearance-related remarks are often passed with minimal regard- particularly on social media.
A recent instance aroused the anger of local actress Anna Jobling, who was born to a British father and Malaysian mother, as she was faced with mean comments left under a TikTok post with a series of images showing Anna posing next to her mother.
@bobbaskyy2 mother is everything #annajobling ♬ THE SHADE – Rex Orange County
A substantial amount of netizens quipped that Anna’s mother looked more like her maid, and voiced disbelief that “a woman like that could marry such a handsome man.”
Some even went so far as to say she must have been adopted.
In response to that, Anna remarked in an interview with Xtra, “Why would you treat someone’s mother with such disrespect? You disrespected my…