of the Year
By Kyzia Maramara
Ahh, 2017. What a fine time to be alive, eh? Think again! It’s the year where…
Personalities were… reinvented
Add Xander Ford (Marlou Arizala) and Jake Zyrus (Charice Pempengco) to the list of people who “killed” themselves but not really. Hello, year of reinvention! Apparently, this was the year where anybody could emerge as a new butterfly, complete with a new name, and in Xander’s case, a new face. And while we’re not judging (really?) we can’t help but marvel at the power of social media to make a person do this.
Before we forget, hello also to Taylor Swift. Local celebrities aren’t the only ones riding the ‘reinvention craze.’
The man dragged off United Airlines flight
Come fly the friendly skies, just not with United Airlines where they think you’re perfectly fine being dragged off a plane. They had to learn the hard way that a screaming man with a bleeding forehead does not equate to a happy customer. What a PR nightmare!
The call out culture started
What do you make of this one? Congratulations to Harvey Weinstein, who started the ball rolling which until now it’s still in motion. Left and right celebrities and non-celebrities are being brave enough to tell their own stories of how they were assaulted and molested. It’s affected the Hollywood movie industry and the music industry. Call out culture has even affected the Philippine independent music scene! And we bet the local showbiz scene is shaking in their pants.
We saw more sex dolls making headlines than necessary
How worse are we having it if we prefer robots over real life human beings? If anything, this is just proof that every day, the human race is straying further and further away from the light.
Uber got suspended and we still can’t comprehend why
Can you believe the inconvenience this caused? Congratulations LTFRB for proving that all you do is sit in your air-conditioned offices all day and then drive in your privileged cars home during rush hour. The rest of us actually have to deal with 2-hour long lines at public transportation. But thank you for bringing Uber back on the road, even if you did charge them with the cost of their whole life.
The only thing they proved here is that we do need Uber in our lives—they’re the only reliable form of transportation!
THE MOTHER OF ALL COPIES
Posted by Xian S. Gaza on Saturday, July 8, 2017
Okay Xian, you earned your 15 minutes of fame and got a lot of flak with it. He’s a prime example of the new brand of justice that is internet. Since he asked Erich Gonzales out on a ‘coffee date’ via a billboard in Quiapo, netizens screamed for blood and dug his Facebook profile. Since then he’s been dubbed a lot of things but was mostly known as a scammer. Gotta give it to the guy though, he knows how to roll with the punches. Now that it’s over, let’s leave you in 2017, yes?
Road rage and everything else caught on cam
This is to let you know that one of your employees named CHERISH SHARMAINE INTERIOR SLAPPED AN OLD TAXI DRIVER, because “apparently” the cars they were both
driving got too close to each other earlier today. Also, according to some witnesses this woman allegedly hit the poor driver with a golf club.
Most of us have family members who are elderly and I am very angry that this kind of attitude exists! This old man is just trying to earn a decent amount of
money for a living, and NO ONE IS ALLOWED, WHATEVER YOUR STATUS IN LIFE, TO HURT ANOTHER HUMAN BEING. Our elders deserve their dignity and our respect!
We hope you will firmly stick with your principle. We hope you will not tolerate and employ this woman in your company. Please, do not let this woman
represent your company!
Posted by PirataMovies on Sunday, December 17, 2017
Internet justice is such a ruthless thing. If you ever find yourself caught in its blood-hungry maws, be prepared to be judged down to the photo of what you had for lunch two years ago. But we’re lying if we don’t say we kinda like this new justice.
The latest person to discover the power of the internet is a certain Cherish Interior who, in a fit of road rage, slapped an old taxi driver. The video post of the bystander who caught everything on tape quickly soared over the internet and sleuths found out Cherish’s Facebook profile. The hate was too much she was forced to deactivate her account and crawl under a rock. But the damage has been done. Now her face is all over social media, branding her forever as the crass girl who slapped lolo.
Did she get what she deserved? Maybe. Did we, the silent observers of the internet, get the least bit satisfied? Most definitely.
We were encouraged to #BeLikeMaria but we’re not having it
Remember this woman who had the audacity to move the ASEAN cones and get on the ASEAN lane and post her crime on Facebook? Nope. Not gonna happen. Don’t be like Maria, ever! Because WTF?
What’s your favorite WTF moment of the year? Share it with us!