If you read my last post, I talked about the importance of image and more importantly, reputation. I also talked about how important it is to protect our online reputation by being careful and thinking twice before we post something on the internet.
On this post, I’ll write some sort of a case study and payback post. First things first, let me to introduce you to GABRIELLA LINARDI WIDJAJA a.ka. frauleinlinardi of Twitter.
So what’s her story?
At least a month ago, GABRIELLA LINARDI WIDJAJA became a Tumblr sensation. This Indonesian girl became famous on the internet for being a racist. The screencap that you can see above is a screencap of her twitter account. This image circulated on social networking sites, especially tumblr and she was hated by a lot of people for it. As you can see, she mainly hates Filipinos and Singaporeans and insulted them a lot on her tweets. Many people became furious and started getting revenge by flooding her tagboard with hate messages not only from Filipinos and Singaporeans, but also from other Asians. (Let us all remember that we should be careful of whatever we post on the internet.) Sad to say, after all those messages, SHE DIDN’T STOP. After a while, she published a very ethnocentric and conceited blog post.
Being fresh from my debate class this semester, I can’t just ignore this. This person has no right to criticize Filipinos because she is not even credible. How could she say those things when she hasn’t even set foot on the Philippines? And of course, she tried to support her arguments by citing some old book? Hello! That book is already out-dated!
Here are some points I’d like to clarify:
- Filipinos are NOT trying to be called Korean and Japanese. Filipinos just like to watch good dramas. If there is anything to be copied, it’s just fashion or maybe Filipino adaptations of those dramas. And that’s the same for other countries too. Also, have you ever heard of Cosplay? Of course not. If not, then let me explain. It’s role playing a character from a certain show. And guess what? It’s done all over world and not just the Philippines.
- Another point, maybe if you researched a little, you would find out that FILIPINOS DON’T FAVOR DARWIN’S THEORY OF EVOLUTION. Why? Most Filipinos are Christians and therefore favor THE CREATION from the Bible.
- About the prostitution thing, it’s absolutely false. The Philippine government does NOT SEND women to other countries to become prostitutes and it is doing its best to stop human trafficking. Also regarding the Overseas Filipino Workers working as maids, it was their choice to leave the country. And the Philippines is not the only country exporting labor. Indonesia, as well as other countries also provide domestic helpers to other countries.
I’d like to say one last point before I end this post. Sorry to burst your bubble but employers care about what’s written about you when they Google your name on the internet. I’d like them to find out that you, GABRIELLA LINARDI WIDJAJA, are a tactless, conceited and ethnocentric racist who writes something without thinking or researching thoroughly. And I really hope they find this post.
P.S. I was kind enough to bash just the content if you know what I mean. (evil grin)