Racist Post Against Filipinos over Gilas’ Loss Sparks Outrage
2 years ago
Never add insult to injury.
Filipino netizens, still reeling from the controversial loss of Gilas Pilipinas to China in the Rio Olympic qualifying tournament, did not take a seemingly racist post of a Chinese Instagram user sitting down.
The IG user with the handle account yu.long has enraged many when he posted a remark that appears to discriminate against Filipinos, and at the same time belies allegation that the game officiating in the heartbreaking Gilas loss’ to the Chinese team, was not ‘sabotaged’, or as many have said, ‘cooked’ Chinese-style.
Yu.long’s comment appears to be in reply to one @engr.castronuevo. He wrote: “We can’t buy referees, but we can buy a million Filipinos to clean our toilet.”
A screenshot of yu.long’ IG post was uploaded on the Facebook page of media personality Cesar Apolinario. Apolinario, himself derided yu.long with the caption: “Posts like this one deserves 12 rounds of applause and a come from behind three point shot sa ilong ng batang to! (in his nose)” with the hashtags #Racist and #TellYourMomToTeachYouSomeManners.
Irate users flooded the post with comments full of spite, insult and sarcasm of varying degree directed against yu.long.
“A commentary coming from a retard will never make me feel less like a human…” one wrote.
Another, obviously offended, replied: “Your mouth is way dirty and stingy than a public toilet with no water…”
“Pocket full of cash, mouth full of trash. Talking non-sense,” yet another wrote.
But a few ‘cooler heads’ chose to be more forgiving, and urged everyone to just ignore the post.
“Everyone needs to chill. Have you guys read OUR tweets about them? I’m pretty sure we made racists remarks too,” a commenter said.
“Still many things that money can’t buy like respect for others and MANNERS. The whole world knows what you guys did on that particular day anyway. You guys are unbelievable,” added another.
The post has since been shared on Facebook more than 6k times and commented on more than 1.7K times. A check on Instagram turns out yu.long’s account has been made private.