singapore national day fireworks

Happy Birthday Singapore

The National Day Parade is one of the most momentous celebrations of the year in Singapore. With grand spectacles like massive scale performances, amazing fireworks, and even a drone formation showcase this year, it’s no wonder the NDP invokes strong feelings of patriotism among Singaporeans.

This year, however, an entirely unplanned display caught everyone’s attention!

Which one?

The Party Pooper

National day mishap

This one.

This audacious young man, perhaps in a moment of excitement (although he really doesn’t look it), decided to flip the cameraman the bird!

Watch the thug in action HERE!

The cameraman tactfully tries to zoom out to take attention away from the boy’s itchy fingers, but alas, it was too late. Social media blew up with videos and images of the boy and his finger.

The general reaction, however, in the comments of the video seemed to be more amusement than outrage.

Primary School Children These Days

The boy, who was part of part of a contingent of children from Henry Park Primary School that hand-signed to the song We Will Get There, has since been reprimanded and is apologetic, as reported by The Straits Times.

But WAIT! There’s yet another incident! Watch the video HERE!

Another far more audacious youngster was also seen far more enthusiastically giving the cameraman a one finger salute. Although not much attention was drawn to his act of rebellion, perhaps overshadowed by his predecessor. This fellow, however, expertly hides his finger in plain sight, masking it with a dab and some aggressive hand shaking.

Way to put the ‘2’ in “Happy 52nd Birthday, Singapore!”

Kid’s “Do this at home”

Jokes aside, however, there is a pertinent lesson to be learnt from this though, for the young and old alike. There is a time and place for everything, even flipping the bird! One moment of indiscretion could ruin your life. Although hilarious, the repercussions of this young man’s actions could potentially be devastating.

So here’s a friendly little PSA: Do yourselves a favour, and think before you act.

*UPDATE: I have recently learned that the second instance mentioned could possibly be from last year, but I cannot find a source to confirm this.

Written by Ian
Ian is a Videographer and a Musician. He likes animals and believes the world would be a better place if we all just tried.