8 Times the “It Girls”
Were Under Fire
for Their Social Media Posts
By Blair Perez
The It Girls squad—composed mostly of the “Diaz Girls”: Isabelle Daza, Georgina Wilson, Martine Cajucom, Jess Diaz—is recently drawing flak from netizens because of their “insensitive” posts during their recent trip in China.
It was not their first time being in such controversy. For those who were active in social media for a while, below are some of their issues over the years that you will definitely remember:
Remember when Isabelle Daza and cousin Martine Cajucom went to Siquijor in 2015? They got a little too creative on their Instagram hashtags: #siquiWhores and #dumagetiton, that netizens found them insensitive.
Dingdong Avanzado, the Vice Governor of the province has sought a clarification from the actress and she apologized shortly after.
“Inappropriate as always” (2017)
Just recently, Martine Cajucom posted a series of photos of her with Georgina and Jess Wilson in Tiananmen Square, China wearing cheongsams and communist hats. Back in 1989, thousands of protesters against the Communist regime died in the area, so imagine how many people saw the photos as “culturally insensitive” and “offensive”.
Martine even got into a Twitter feud with fashion blogger Camie Juan, who commented with an article why the photos were inappropriate.
In the end, Martine released a statement, apologizing for her actions. She has since deleted the photos on her Instagram.
“Hat vs African Children” (2017)
Another online controversy that triggered netizens is Isabelle Daza’s IG story above. The caption even came with “What would Angelina Jolie do?” which refers to the Hollywood actress and humanitarian who was appointed special envoy of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees five years ago.
Netizens slammed her for being “racist”, “dense”:
Which is more dense? The infinite singularity before the Big Bang or Isabelle Daza?
— Parvati (@teztikelz) April 9, 2017
What would Angelina do? She’d do both bec she can afford both. But she won’t be an asshole by posting about her contemplation @isabelledaza
— Sandro Marudo (@kaeofficial) April 9, 2017
She apologized shortly after.
“Detox Goods” (2013)
Apparently, Isabelle Daza is notorious for her inappropriate social media captions for a while now. In 2013, she posted a photo of detox products and compared her struggles in dieting to that of the people in Ormoc and Tacloban, who were the main victims of Typhoon Yolanda back then.