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To Lil Tay, where are your parents?

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 08 May, 2018, 4:25pm
UPDATED : Tuesday, 08 May, 2018, 4:25pm

I am writing in response to the article, “Who is Lil Tay?” (May 6). I had heard Lil Tay before reading this article. She is an Asian child rapper whose swearing and rude “LA gangsta” act have made her a social media force, with over 1.4 million Instagram followers and her videos viewed by millions, even if most heap on racist and crude abuse to match her persona.

But I don’t understand why this little girl became famous, because her behaviour is bad and presents a negative role model for children. We should not support Lil Tay to continue with her foul rants and rude gestures, such as giving the middle finger.

Most of all, I feel sad about the kind of parenting she has received. Her parents should have taught Lil Tay right from wrong. She is just a child and her parents should have showed her the way, but they seem to have failed. She is only nine, she may not realise what she is doing is wrong. She has become a celebrity, but by doing things that are inappropriate for her age. 

Corrine To, Tsuen Wan