Netizens slammed Maria Sofia Love over controversial Lupang Hinirang dance interpretation.
Maria Sofia Love again made social media headline over her infamous Lupang Hinirang viral video.
Famous social media character Maria Sofia Love is in hot water after posting a video disrespecting the Philippine National Anthem.
The video which showed Maria Sofia Love dancing in a provocative way to Lupang Hinirang was then reposted by a netizen Kevin Kun. As of press time, the video has generated 1.8millions views since it was uploaded on Saturday, September 9. It was also shared more than 33 thousand time with over 25 thousand comments.
The video caught the ire of the netizens for its improper regard to the song.
While the national anthem should be regarded with utmost respect as it symbolizes our history and culture, the video showed Sofia Love making fun of it. Instead of the standard practice of putting our right hand to our chest, Sofia Love put her hand to her private part while the song is playing followed by lewd dance.
Those actions didn’t sit well to netizens who watched the video. All of them are enraged by the disrespect showcased by Sofia Love. Curses and invective were all hurled at Sofia Love for what she did.
Here are some of the netizen’s comments on Maria Sofia Love’s video.
Proper singing of the National Anthem is protected by law under Section 38 of Republic Act 8491 or the Flag and Heraldic Code of the Philippines.”
Under the law, as a sign of respect, all persons shall stand at attention and face the Philippine flag, if there is one displayed, and if there is none, they shall face the band or the conductor. At the first note, all persons shall execute a salute by placing their right palms over their left chests. Those in military, scouting, citizen’s military training and security guard uniforms shall give the salute prescribed by their regulations. The salute shall be completed upon the last note of the anthem.
Failing to follow the law has equivalent penalty of not less than Five thousand pesos (5,000.00) not more than Twenty thousand pesos (P20,000.00), or by imprisonment for not more than one (1) year, or both such fine and imprisonment, at the discretion of the court
Meanwhile, LionhearTV has tried to reach Maria Sofia Love for comments, but as of writing, she hasn’t replied yet.