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Vice Ganda fumes over ‘privileged’ comment: ‘Feeling woke!’ 

By: - Reporter
/ 08:44 AM May 20, 2019
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Vice Ganda. Instagram /@praybeytbenjamin

MANILA, Philippines — Comedian Vice Ganda did not mince his words when netizens called him “privileged” over his “shopping” tweet.

“Nagtweet lang ako ng magshashopping ako sinabihan nako ng mga feeling WOKE ng ‘Privileged’! Bakit ako lng ba nakakapagshopping sa buong mundo? Mga shunga! Punta ka ng mall kahit walang trabaho nagshashopping!!! Dunung dunungan ang mga potahang feeling WOKE!” Vice Ganda wrote Sunday night in a tweet.

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This was after he pointed out how social networking sites are a mess and said he would go shopping instead.

“Andaming nag aaway, andaming galit, andaming nagkakagulo sa twitter, sa fb [Facebook] sa ig [Instagram].  Valakayojen!!!! Shopping muna ko.  More shoes! More outfit! More fun! My life is sooooo good!” Vice Ganda said.

The tweet put the comedian in sights of some netizens who said the statement “reeks of privilege.”

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But Vice Ganda did not back down and said shopping does not mean being privileged: “Sa mga Pilipino di pagiging ‘PRIVILEGED’ ang pagshashopping. Kahit mahirap nasa mall at may binibili. Kaya nga andaming mall sa Pinas dahil trip yan ng mga Pinoy. At kahit isa lang ang binili mo at sale pa shopping pa din un.”

“And i dont have to brag about my monetary capabilities. Everybody knows im a millionaire because im a hardworking Filipino. Bitch!!!  Sabay hampas ng balakang. Catwalk. Exit,” he added.

The comedian also called out some netizens by posting screenshots of their tweets captioned: “Eto ung ilan sa mga muntik ng ma-stroke dahil sa pagsha-shopping ko. I do not know lang ha!!!!! Kissshhhh nga mga mamshies!!!”

He then lectured critics how “empathy” requires action and should not be simply said: “You don’t just say or tweet the word EMPATHY.  You stand up and help. May mga natulungan na ba kayo? May mga nasagip na ba kayo? Maka empathy lang ang mga potaha! Nagshopping lang wala ng empathy!!! Empathy mo mukha mo!” (Editor: Cenon B. Bibe Jr.)

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