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Ethel Booba on Twitter account she disowned: ‘Batikusin n’ya na lahat ng gusto n’ya’

/ 03:03 PM April 20, 2020
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Ethel Booba. Image: Twitter/@ethelbooba6

The Twitter account @IamEthylGabison which Ethel Booba recently disowned — despite claiming it was hers for years — made a comeback on Friday, April 17.

Ethel said it was “fake” on April 8. After the account’s reemergence, it has since been inaccessible again today, April 20.


A tweet on April 18 said it would deactivate again to remove tweets affiliated with another person (“may relasyon sa ibang tao”).

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Image: Twitter/@IamEthylGabison

Prior to it being inaccessible again as of this writing, it contained a new Twitter bio, “Started as PARODY account until Ethel claimed it as hers on National TV.” The bio note of the account before Ethel disowned it did not explicitly state that it is or was a parody account.


Twitter users meanwhile were quick to point out its large following to the comedienne on her new account @ethelbooba6, which has a cover photo that says “Ethel Booba legit Page.” It currently has over 2,000 followers.

One Twitter user (@criso_ley) said, “Real Ethel (2k followers) vs. Fake Ethel (1M followers just [few] days after reactivating)… Akala ni real Ethel sasalba sa kanya mga DDS. Yan napala mo (Real Ethel though she would be saved by Duterte Diehard Supporters. That is what you got). Goodbye [TV] guestings, book launch…”

Ethel replied today, April 20, “[At least] now masasabi [niya] na lahat ng gusto [niya] sabihin na di na nadadawit ang pangalan ko. Batikusin [niya] na lahat ng gusto [niya]. Happy [smiling emoji].”

(At least now s/he can say all that s/he wants to say without involving my name. S/he can criticize all that s/he wants. Happy.)


The same Twitter user argued that the comedienne regained a career because of the account and that she earned from it.

“[S]a tingin mo ba magkakainterest ang tao ulit sa [‘yo] after nalaman nila na ikaw pala ay totoong [B]ooba. [W]rong move.”

(Did you think that people would be interested in you again after learning that you are the real Booba? Wrong move.)

One @jifftrinidad defended the comedienne, saying that it was better than being “hated” by the nation.

Ethel’s critic wondered who had the support based on the number of followers: “Kaya naman pala kinasuklaman ang fake Ethel na may 1.2M na ngayon kesa sa 2k lang sa totoo. [S]ino don ang may suporta ng bayan?”

(So that is why fake Ethel with 1.2M [followers] is being hated now versus the 2k of the real one. Which one has the support of the nation?)

Ethel replied, “So mas ok pala na magkunwari ako till now. Gaya nga ng sinabi ko. Gawin [niya] na lahat ng gusto [niya] gawin. Basta ako masaya ako at ako [‘to].”

(So [you are saying] it’s better if I pretended until now. Like I said. S/he can do what s/he wants. I am happy and this is me.)

“Kilala ko [ang] sarili ko. Huli man daw [at least] magiging totoo ako sa sarili ko. Salamat sa tulong happy lang.”

(I know myself. Although it was late at least I became true to myself. Thank you for the help, just happy.)

Ethel explained in a video on April 14 that the account @IamEthylGabison was owned by a fan. Because she liked the content, she fed it tweets through friends and siblings.

However, she said she wanted to distance herself from the account after its tweets called out government officials and spoke up on political issues. These tweets were also those that went viral and made headlines.

Ethel said she had the account reported after the administrator did not follow her calls to stop making political posts. Incidentally, her book “#Charotism: The Wit and Wisdom of Ethel Booba” was anchored on the huge popularity she earned from Twitter through outspoken posts, which included political and social commentary in the form of jokes. JB


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