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Sun supporters rise to her defence

THE letter-writers were angry and upset. Their words were harsh and the criticisms stinging.

Several contained personal attacks on the reporter whom they accused of being biased.

The New Paper received almost a dozen e-mails from angry supporters of Sun Ho, after our report Is Sun A Gaga Wannabe? appeared on Tuesday.

There were striking similarities in the letters. Not only were the same issues raised, but some had similar paragraphs.

The writers felt our report was “biased” and “cynical”, and “poorly researched”.

One of them, Sharmaine Ang, wrote: “The assertion that Sun’s MV, Fancy Free, is similar to Lady Gaga’s Poker Face because of dance pieces ‘involving cavorting male dancers ... (and) numerous costume changes’ is hilarious.

“Watch the MTV channel for a few minutes and you will find dozens of MVs ‘involving cavorting male dancers... (and) numerous costume changes’.

Another writer, Bernard Loh, wrote: “If the intent was to represent the controversy on the Net regarding Sun Ho, I must say that it failed miserably. Only the criticisms of Sun are reflected in your report, giving rise to an untrue image that netizens, in general, are against her.

“This is obviously fallacious as a visit to the forums reveals that there are equally vociferous and compelling voices from both camps. In other words, Sun remains controversial.”

Most of the writers ended their e-mails demanding a response from the paper and reporter.

Angry fans write in all the time. Criticise Fann Wong and you can bet her posse will hit out at the reporter. However, these letters were different and they uncannily shared common words, like “agenda”, “directionless” and “integrity”.

The New Paper contacted three of the letter writers. This is what they said: No, they’re not regular readers of the paper.

No, they’re not actual fans of the singer. They just like some of her songs. Yes, they belong to that same church as Sun Ho.

But no, they did not write in because of that.

This article was first published in The New Paper.

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readers' comments
Posted by gundamwingX on Thu, 28 Jun 2012 at 13:51 PM
kooldog just be constructive. Just be cool. At least Sun has people who love her. What do you have? I pray you have people who love you and speak up for you, especially when the days come when you reap what you sow. Sun is cool.
Posted by XenoWarrior on Tue, 9 Feb 2010 at 01:14 AM
Isn't this lack of support for local personalities (or whatever except food) so typical of Singaporeans?
Posted by red_velvia on Mon, 8 Feb 2010 at 12:31 PM

1 Corinthians 5:11-13
11 But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who calls himself a brother but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or a slanderer, a drunkard or a swindler. With such a man do not even eat. 12 What business is it of mine to judge those outside the church? Are you not to judge those inside? 13 God will judge those outside. "Expel the wicked man from among you."

Doesn't she proclaim to do it for God? Doesn't Kong Hee pray for her success? Does she not represent CHC and preach in CHC's name? If the answer to all these are a definte "No", then she is not a Christain and do not profess to be one, so Christains should not say anything about her behaviours and she will be .....
Posted by kooldog59 on Mon, 8 Feb 2010 at 01:41 AM
I'm also from CHC, I feel that the church members can sometimes be irrationally supportive of Sun Ho because she is the pastor's wife. Many of them feel it's their "duty" to support her. Personally, this is one of the issues I have with my church.. But you also have to agree that because of her position in church, many people, not just church members, are biased against her. They feel that she's a disgrace to the religion. If she was just a regular person, from the streets or whatever, would so many people have responded to her in the same way? No.

What we have to remember is that a person, no matter his/her connections to whatever religion, still has freedom to choose what they want to do in life. She chose to be a singer in America, so instead of focusing on her church or .....
Posted by lunawavee on Mon, 8 Feb 2010 at 00:45 AM
Personally I have read the article myself, I feel that the view of the reporter was bias to a certain extent. i believe reporters are suppose to take an objective stand against opinions and not to report or side with it. thus having invoke such a response from Sun's supporters are also reasonable. We all would want to defend the people we love right? Defending the people you love does not make them idols.
Posted by on Wed, 18 Nov 2009 at 15:59 PM
What do you expect when their idol has been attacked?

This actually creates another issue for Sun Ho and her Pastor Hubby to answer. Have her actions made her an idol? Afterall, are these people not idolizing her that is why they are defending her? How does it glorify God when people idolize you and is there for you and do not see God? Why is she the focus and not God, if it was done in the name of God? Are they saying that they lead 2 different lives, one in the church and one in the secular world?

Exodus 20:3-4
3 "You shall have no other gods before me. 4 "You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.
Posted by kooldog59 on Fri, 6 Nov 2009 at 22:49 PM
Reporters are just doing their jobs of reporting on the opinions of the general public. These supporters are totally unreasonable!

Ya, HYS is not so young and pretty like Kelly Poon in the picture.
Posted by PJL001 on Fri, 6 Nov 2009 at 22:27 PM
So sad for the reporter who kenna personal attacks for no reason. I can totally understand. Try posting negative comments on her Youtube videos and you will get the same treatment. Really makes me wonder what the church taught them.

By the way, the picture posted is Kelly Poon, not Sun Ho. Please correct it.
Posted by marcietan on Wed, 14 Oct 2009 at 19:22 PM

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