Have you heard of the ‘#AMALAYER’ video scandal? If not then, good for you.
The video starts with a burst of screaming, the camera is a bit shaky, obviously hidden—you see a young girl and a police woman, they’re having an argument although the girl seems to be getting the upper hand screaming ‘So I’m a liar? I’m a liar?’ you see the policewoman doing a half-assed attempt at trying to explain? To calm down the young woman? The young girl then proceeds to this man in uniform; he may be the superior of the policewoman that she is currently berating. The young woman goes on to tell the supervisor that the police woman is the liar, that she treated the young woman in a rude manner so it was only just that the young woman return the favor.
This goes on for a full minute or so.
Then it’s posted online.
People are demanding that the girl be expelled from her school, on what grounds I may ask? ‘Because she didn’t use proper English pronunciation and grammar thus shaming our institution’—that’s why. People lambast her, bash her person, and would even go so far as to send death threats.
Pinoy mob mentality at it’s finest.
Philippine social media demands internet freedom yet they cannot act responsibly within it’s walls, Philippine social media so narrow-minded yet insisting that they are forward-thinkers, that they are ‘liberated’, Philippine social media condemning acts of real life bullying by taking to the internet and cyber-bullying the individual at ‘offense’.
Yes the girl was rude, but guess what so are you.
The Philippine media is rude, the person who posted the video is rude, the Philippine government is rude, Filipino drivers are rude, crowds at LRT/MRT stations are rude—where are their videos? Why aren’t you ‘fighting’ them?
This may just be me going off on a far-off tangent but—with this mob mentality that the cyber social media is forming, so easily offended by misunderstood words (i.e. Lucy Liu ‘Filipino comment’, timothy Bradley winning the title, Jessica Sanchez bullshit—really, I could go on…) that this blind sense of justice—of self-entitlement—it’s a fine example of why the country is regressing.
People have so many qualms with each other, with practically anything and everything and out of all the things that they could do to ‘resolve’ the matter they choose to take to the Internet and rant.