Two young Singapore women have been making news in and outside of cyberspace this month. But their similarity doesn’t end there.
Believe it or not, both are named Samantha 🙄
The first, Samantha Lo, is suspected to be the dispenser behind innumerable stickers on buttons that pedestrians can press to get traffic lights to change in their favour. She is similarly suspected to be the artist who stencil-painted roads and buildings with Singlish phrases such as “your grandfather road”.
She’s been arrested and released on bail but so far not charged.
The second, Samantha Francis, has just lost her job as a content producer of Singapore’s citizen journalism website Stomp because she pinched a photo from the Net and had initially claimed that she took it showing an SMRT train moving with one door open.
Following investigations by Singapore Press Holdingswhich owns Stomp, she admitted that she had taken the image from a post on social networking site Twitter.
Bad enough for a professional to nick someone else’s work. Worse, when the pix is a fake. 😦
So far, she hasn’t been accused of mischief.
Now is it a co-incidence or is there a pattern that young women named Samantha have a propensity to make headlines for all the wrong reasons?
If the latter, new parents of daughters had better reconsider if they are planning to name the bundle that the stork delivered Samantha! 😆