A photo showing a foreign domestic worker sitting on a sidewalk outside a Chinese restaurant in Hougang, Singapore, where her employers were apparently enjoying a meal has gone viral since last Wednesday, with netizens criticizing the couple for being arrogant and even practicing modern slavery.
A 38-year-old netizen who wished to be anonymous said he took the picture because while he saw the couple and their helper arrive together, the maid was soon sitting outside while the couple enjoyed their meal at the restaurant, The Independent Singapore reported.
He added that whether it was her choice or not, it was inconsiderate of the couple to leave her outside under the sun when it would not have been difficult to get her a chair so she could sit under shelter.
The photo has attracted 1,200 comments and 6,200 reactions and has been shared more than 8,600 times since it was uploaded on to the SBS – Sure Boh Singapore Facebook page on the morning of August 7, with netizens mostly slamming the couple for being arrogant.
Mutual respect was lacking, some argued, and at least a stool should have been given to the maid.
On the other hand, some netizens spoke of their own experiences, noting that it might also have been the worker’s wish not to sit with her bosses while eating out. The maid might have been on a special diet for religious reasons, some argued.
Slavery never went out of fashion
Keep pouring the gasoline on racist stereo-typing
Bakit kasi dinala pa di naman pala kasali sa budget????????????
Its so impossible that i will go with may employers in restaurant if im on diet!! Why bring your helper if you dont need it there!or you`re not planning to include here to eat..
If its the helpers choice not to eat or she on a diet then what about a drink? Or better let her stay in the car or just let her roam around nearby and give her a call 15 mins befor dining time is over so she can return on time…everyone has a tummy and everyone gets hungry.they degraded her more by sitting outside on the sidewalk while they eat.they enjoying the food while the helper swallowing nothing but saliva
exactly no one will tell their employer that they are on diet.
That’s sad to see the employer treat their maid like this. Not nice and at least give her a chair to sit. I am very heart broken when I see this photo and that’s not the way to treat a human for god sake, I will not and never do this to my helper. Sick.
Some of the employer doing this kind of act. Bringing the helper going out then at the end they will left behind outside or just let sit down next table without any meal. Unfortunately this helper are mostly indonesian or Myanmar since they have their own diet or meal that they cant eat any how. And i believe that it isn’t disgraded to the helper but to their employers. What the employers do thier helpers?it reflect to their what kind of people they are so to all the helper be cool don’t be shy or embarrass bcoz it not your fault if people talk about them their back. ????????
if i was that maid and i know thos happened before for the second i was bring and didnt let me in to eat i will sit down in nearby chair and order some of my food,,eat and pay by my money..if they say why? i will tell them im hungry and i have money to pay..why i just sit outside and swallow my saliva for what?….thats why we are working too hard..keep safe money and if we go out with our employer then uve got extra money atlest…be wise and dont let ur self hungry and look pity…be wise..every.restuarant can accept u unless if u dont have money…
you are right,just show what kind of people they are…
Very shameful act for an employer, inhuman..showing off having a maid but you can’t afford to provide food.
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