Boyet Fajardo Scandal
March 23, 2009 § 46 Comments
I just saw the video and I wanted to upload it here. Sadly I was’nt able to download it.
As a member of the blogging community for quite some time, even was part of the online lynching mob that castigated Pangandaman and later, wrote something about the Dela Paz, let’s not be too hasty judging the actions of this character, Boyet Fajardo.
Yes, probably he did something terribly wrong that March 13. Yes, probably, he was so arrogant and so self-indulgent at that time to have offended that Duty-Free employee.
The problem with this scandal is simply this—was any one of those who now are part of the online lynching mob there to begin with?
Yes, there was a video shot showing this gay fashion designer in front of a kneeling employee. Yes, this issue could probably provoke another national scandal such as what blogger and friend Brian Gorrel did last year against Tim Yap and Celine Lopez.
But before we hastily judge a person and destroy his character online, let me ask the blogger community to remain calm and possibly be very restrained.
That video, quite honestly, does’nt tell much.
That video, without audio, is not a piece of evidence that will stand in court. Yes, probably in the court of public opinion, and most of us would hastily judge him guilty, but we don’t exactly know the circumstances behind that despicable scene.
Before we even make something like a boycott of our fellow Filipino’s pride and work, let’s be equally judicious in our role as bloggers. Seriously, I don’t want to be caught like holding an empty bag, similarly with what happened in the DelaPaz-Pangandaman issue. That one was a classic.
Let’s hear what the other side wants to say.