Chokoleit pics allegedly used to promote herbal supplement brand; K Brosas, Pokwang outraged
K Brosas slammed a Facebook page that sells an herbal supplement brand for allegedly using pictures of the late comedian Chokoleit.
Chokoleit passed away due to a heart attack last March 9.
Brosas, a close friend of Chokoleit’s, complained on Facebook today, March 21, that the pictures used were without his consent.
Sinong hindi mang gigil SA ganito?! Actually kahapon May na post din ako na networking keme na ginamit din pics ni…
She shared a screenshot of the post, which listed its supposed health benefits alongside pictures of Chokoleit. One of the claims was that it helps fight heart problems.
Brosas said she, Pokwang and Pooh Tik had replied to the post, only to have their comments deleted. She also posted a screenshot of one of the alleged responses, which claimed that if the comedian had taken the product, he would still be alive.
“Wala naman po nagsabi na gumamit siya. Kung nakatake po siya ng Vegiemax malamang buhay pa siya just like many other na ngayon ay masaya sa pagiging healthy after taking our product,” the page said.
(No one said that he was using it. If he had taken Vegiemax he would likely still be alive just like the many others now who are happy being healthy after taking our product.)
Brosas said it was not the first time that a networking page had used Chokoleit’s pictures, but that in her previous experience, the company who owned the brand apologized to her because it was a dealer who made the post.
She threatened that the seller could be sued for using the picture without permission.
“Pwede tayo magnegosyo at magtrabaho ng tamang paraan (We can do business and work in the right way),” she said.
“Wag manggamit ng ibang tao at respeto lang naman (Don’t take advantage of others and it’s just about respect)!”
On Instagram, Pokwang shared her ire. “Ayaw maghanap buhay ng patas mga hayop na yan (Those animals won’t do an honest job)!”
Brosas replied to say that she sent a direct message to the page to delete the post, but that they claimed that the delete button was not working. She said the post was finally taken down only after she made her public posts about the issue.
As of this writing, a Facebook page of the same name shared in the screenshots does not appear to exist. /ra
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