A woman shared her embarrassment with the world after jumping into the live TikTok sesh of a man she didn’t know was a member of parliament – let alone her representative.
Megan Lynn joined a video chat hosted by Singaporean politician Baey Yam Keng oblivious to who he was (she was “randomly clicking on people”) and began just chatting him up (“Yeah, I’m from Singapore”) before making the shocking realization he was not only a duly elected member of parliament, but her own representative.
“NOT ME GOING ON LIVE WITH THE TAMPINES MP AND NOT KNOWING WHO HE IS 🤡🤡 @baeyyamkeng you are v cool,” she wrote on TikTok.
@itsmeggsssNOT ME GOING ON LIVE WITH THE TAMPINES MP AND NOT KNOWING WHO HE IS 🤡🤡 @baeyyamkeng you are v cool #fyp #tiktoksg
The social media-savvy Baey, 50, who is also senior parliamentary secretary in the Ministry of Transport, had invited residents to join his first live TikTok there when Lynn “randomly” jumped in. She later described the conversation as “wholesome” and that she “will remember him forever now.”
“No I think it’s my failure that I didn’t even know you were our MP,” she was heard saying.
Lynn also refutes other users in the chat, saying she doesn’t think he’s called “Bae” and asks if he should be called “Mr. Keng.”
“My surname is Baey, B-A-E-Y,” Baey says. “Oh so we do call you Mr. Baey!” she replies.
She notified him that users in the comments were calling him “Our Tampines Bae,” in reference to the Our Tampines Hub community center. They were saying their goodbyes when Lynn left the chat (“he didn’t know how to exit the co-stream”), cutting Baey off mid-sentence.
Baey reposted the awkward convo on his account as well.
“[F]irst time someone joined me on Tiktok live chat! And she’s a Tampines resident! Who doesn’t know me,” he wrote, deflatedly.
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