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Cat Arambulo earns the ire of netizens and celebrities after blaming hardworking Filipinos who had no choice but to go to work

Influencer Cat Arambulo earned the ire of the netizens after blaming hardworking Filipinos who had no choice but to work

  • Netizens think that she was being insensitive and not thinking of the people earning below minimum wage on a daily basis.
  • She even posted an apology video to explain what she meant but netizens would not easily accept her apology and explanations.

The whole of Luzon has been in lockdown to minimize the possible risk of the virus transmission known as COVID-19 coronavirus.

While many have been quarantined at home, there are a great number of people still have to go out since they are on a “no work, no pay” basis. In order to have money for their daily needs, they need to go to work even in lockdown in order to survive.

Media personality and entrepreneur Cat Arambulo earned the ire of the netizens after posting a video on social media where she berated these unfortunate workers. “God why don’t you motherf*ckers just stay at home”  while watching news of some netizens who were caught by men in uniform.

A Twitter user named “NO CHILL MILLENNIAL @darnitJC” furiously reacted to her saying that they don’t have the luxury to stay at home like her.

In her video, Cat said, “This is exactly why they need the military coz u f*ckers won’t stay at home.”  Her lack of empathy for people earning below minimum wage on daily basis only fueled people’s anger.

https://twitter.com/jooorieee/status/1239934581194686471

With netizens continuously attacking her for her insensitivity, Cat posted an apology video to explain what she meant but netizens would not easily accept her apology and explanations.

Netizens felt that she wasn’t sorry at all after hearing her so-called apology video. They said that she still blames the people who still go to work amidst the virus threat for she doesn’t know how it feels to be hungry if they don’t work.

Social distancing may indeed help to avoid the transmission of the virus but for some workers especially contractual workers they have no choice but to work to earn some money to buy food and to keep themselves healthy to fight sickness.

Some celebrities also were angered by Arambulo’s remarks.

Agot Isidro did not pull any punches with her post on Cat’s tirade on the poor.

https://twitter.com/agot_isidro/status/1239857339210928129?fbclid=IwAR1dQaHODGGm0G22jzUTaIhyxt_13tOh9WvRxiEAu4u1U-4i7EttZi282qI

Juan Miguel Severo was so angry he had to go offline.

Alex Gonzaga expressed hope that the government would offer financial assistance to those who need it.

Unlike Cat, some celebrities showed sympathy for those less fortunate.

For her anti-poor sentiments, Arambulo’s name trended on Twitter.



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