YouTube terminates Beow Tan channel for violating harassment and cyberbullying policies

YouTube terminates Beow Tan channel for violating harassment and cyberbullying policies

Woman making racist remarks against commuters on MRT train
In a video seen circulating on social media, the woman is seen asking a commuter about their race. (Photo: Instagram/

SINGAPORE: A YouTube channel purportedly belonging to a woman who was heard in a viral video making race-related comments has been terminated.

YouTube said it terminated the Beow Tan YouTube Channel because it violated its harassment and cyberbullying policies. 

"We have strict policies that prohibit harassment on YouTube, including content that maliciously insults someone based on their race, gender expression or sexual expression.

READ: Police investigating woman who made comments about race in viral video 

"We quickly remove content that violates these policies when flagged," said a spokesperson in response to CNA's queries.

The channel had hosted several videos featuring the 57-year-old woman, who is being investigated by police.

The earliest available video on the channel before its termination was uploaded in December 2016. It had more than 260 subscribers.

Separately, the woman also appears to have been fired from her job, according to a Facebook post on Tuesday by the property agency Knight Frank Singapore.

The company responded to CNA's queries on Wednesday, saying it had terminated the employment of an associate of KF Property Network. The name of the ex-employee given by the company was similar to the one stated on the YouTube channel.

Her conduct was brought to the attention of the company earlier this week, the company said.

"The company maintains zero tolerance for hate speech and racism that threatens the foundations on which Singapore is built," it added.

Source: CNA/ic