Jocelyn Chia Is Back On Instagram & Claims The Suspension Isn't Due To Being "Cancelled"
Controversial comedian Jocelyn Chia has regained access to her Instagram account, and the first thing she did was to dismiss the suspension as due to being "cancelled"
Chia is believed to have recovered control of her Instagram account this morning, 9 June.
Writing in an Instagram Story around 7am today, she said, "Rumour had it that I either deleted my Instagram, or that I got 'cancelled' by Instagram.
"My account actually got suspended for 'impersonating a celebrity'.
"I was like, 'Who is the celebrity? Answer: Jocelyn Chia'," she wrote, using Famous by Kanye West as the background music.
She also took no time to thank the comedy community that supported her, saying, "Thank you. I have never loved you guys and gals more"
Chia currently has 17,100 followers on Instagram.
At the time of writing, her Twitter account is still unsearchable on the platform. Her TikTok account with 16,600 followers is still active.
Although Chia did not name any comedians who supported her following the backlash, two Malaysian comedians who defended or supported Chia are facing backlash from members of the public.
On Wednesday, 7 June, it was reported that netizens flocked to her Instagram and Twitter accounts to flag them
"You still think we don't have Internet?" read a viral tweet that was posted as a rebuttal to Chia's "they (Malaysians) don't have Internet" joke.
The lawyer-turned-comedian figure is under fire lately after she made jokes about the unresolved MH370 tragedy and Malaysia's status as a developing country.
Her jokes made headlines around the world. The Singapore High Commissioner and its Foreign Affairs Minister had to publicly apologise for her performance that they deemed "gratuitously offensive".
New Straits Times reported that UMNO Youth is staging a protest over her routine outside the United States Embassy in Kuala Lumpur at 2.30pm today.
The issue was even brought up in parliament by Jelutong lawmaker RSN Rayer yesterday, 8 June, reported The Star.
Meanwhile, check out these comeback jokes that a Malaysian comedian used to school Chia on how comedy should be done: