"Lee Kuan Yew is dead. Finally!" he begins. "Why hasn't anyone said, 'Fuck yeah! The guy is dead'? Lee Kuan Yew was a horrible person." Later: "All day, you see 24-hour news coverage of necrophiliacs sucking Lee Kuan Yew's dick." He concludes with: "He should have committed suicide himself. You know why he didn't? Because if he did, his band of sycophants who have been voraciously sucking his oblong dick might despise him, and his oh-so-great reputation which he so desperately tried to uphold might shatter because it would be deemed quite controversial ... Lee Kuan Yew. An overrated, over-glorified person, a dictator exceptionally Machiavellian in nature. Good riddance, Lee Kuan Yew. I neither hope -- and neither will you -- rest in peace. But now with his death and upcoming elections next year, there is a high chance that with us citizens of Singapore, things can finally change for the better."
Yee was arrested and ultimately jailed for the video.
Unboxing videos get 60 days. Prank vids get 90.
"I felt it was important to review that the person who'd just died was considered very benevolent, but was bad in fact," he says. "From the tone of how I did it, I wanted to shock people, I guess. I wanted to attract attention, so that's why I did it that way. And I did that very well, clearly." He said in the video: "Everyone is scared. Everyone is afraid that if they say something like that, they may get into trouble, which -- give Lee Kuan Yew credit -- was primarily the impact of his 'legacy.' But I'm not afraid. So if [current Prime Minister] Lee Hsien Loong wishes to sue me, I will oblige to dance with him. Come at me, motherfucker."
"I will go full Kevin Bacon at your arraignment, you damn punk."
Curiously, Yee was not officially prosecuted for insulting the "dear" dead leader. He was prosecuted for insulting Christianity, under Singapore's Maintenance of Religious Harmony Act, for the 20 seconds in the video that likens Yew to Jesus -- in that both were frauds. This was fairly obviously a pretext, and the government targeted him for his overall message, not this one tangent.
You know who wasn't OK with duplicity? Jesus.