‘You’re nothing but a prostitute’: 2013 Singaporean show clip resurfaces as part of TikTok trend

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A nearly decade-old clip from a Singaporean TV series titled “Crimewatch” resurfaced on the internet, creating a TikTok trend to its audio track.  

The argument: The clip features the argument between two young women on the episode titled “Gang Clash” from “Crimewatch,” an English-language docu-drama series produced by the National Crime Prevention Council of Singapore and Singapore Police Force. 

  • In the clip, actress Jernelle Oh says, “Why not? You’re nothing but a prostitute,” while actress Shanice Koh retorts, “How dare you call me a prostitute?” 
  • Oh replies with, “You better say sorry,” but Koh retaliates, “Why should I? Go to hell.” 
@sgmustwatchlaWhy should I? Follow/Like/Share Credits: Crimewatch 2013 Ep 3♬ why not you are nothing but a – 🇸🇬SG Must Watch La!

  • The fight between the two women depicted in the 2013 episode led to a gang fight and stabbing which occurred in 2011, according to AsiaOne
  • Today, its audio track has gone viral, with social media users sharing the original clip and ​​recreating the scene.
@yvsiiBut you are!♬ why not you are nothing but a – 🇸🇬SG Must Watch La!

@__iram__5YOU’RE NOTHING BUT A 🤬 PROSTITUTE 🤬 our rendition ##nothingbutaprostitute ##xyzbca ##fyp ##tiktoksg ##fypシ ##mediacorp ##sgrisingactors ##oscars ##emmys♬ why not you are nothing but a – 🇸🇬SG Must Watch La!

@yar4gIt pains me to watch, but I will be patiently waiting for your return♬ why not you are nothing but a – 🇸🇬SG Must Watch La!

@silviateowoscar awards dont come for us ##fyp ##tiktokmalaysia♬ why not you are nothing but a – 🇸🇬SG Must Watch La!

  • The TikTok trend also found its way to the actresses who starred in the TV series. They responded by jumping on the trend and recreating their 2013 scene.
@shanicekoh31##duet with @ohyushi here we go🕷##fyp ##tiktoksg♬ why not you are nothing but a – 🇸🇬SG Must Watch La!

  • Many viewers were surprised. They reveled at the actresses’ reunion. The TikTok video has garnered over 2 million views as of this writing. 
  • In an interview with 8days, Oh stated, “I thought I did okay when I saw it eight years ago. But now that I’m rewatching it again, at the start, I did find it cringey. But the more I see [the scene], the more I become immune to it, because the cringe part doesn’t affect me anymore.”
  • “I think everybody has a side that is louder and ruder, it’s just whether or not you’ll show that side on a daily basis. So, while I was acting that role, I really let go and became the ah lian that I can find deep inside me,” she added.

Featured Image via soft season (left), @shanicekoh31 (right)

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