Were you surprised at the ending?
Yeah. Yeah. I was very surprised. We were all very surprised.[x]
His name is Allan Soriano.
His video of him prank calling establishments and even household lines has been popping on my Facebook wall a lot lately, captioned by infuriated remarks of butthurt Filipinos who could find not a bit of humour in it. In a strictly Filipino-Catholic crossed kept-in-the-box society, I have foreseen such comments even before scrolling down to that no-holds-barred section. However, think of this. If it was a straight hot girl who did it, will the comments be as riled up? If it was someone skinnier, more physically adorable person, will they be as riled up? If the audience were from the some western country, or let’s say the whole context: the prank caller, the establishments, the audience, everything is western, will they be so riled up? Don’t think so.
Admittedly parts of it weren’t very friendly, and I myself still feel a bit of guilt for finding the video, particularly those parts, funny. I feel the bad kid in me grinning so wildly at the boldness of his act and perhaps not everyone knows how that feels considering that this is the values-oriented culture of sin-abhorring bigots ER—I MEAN Christians. But then I just have to look at the comments to remind myself, yeah I’d rather enjoy this than have a mentality similar as them. Not saying that what he did was right, though. It’s just that some people can have their times of their lives, while some people exaggeratedly badmutters in the dark with their fellow good shepherds. Well das my opinion, can’t tell that I’m wrong.
To assume that his physical appearance and gender identity played a big role in how this viral video is looking at things at a very shallow point of view. Sure, the third world country that has Starbucks in every turn of the corner (ah, the irony) is riddled with shamers who always cast the first stone. However in this situation, none of this kid’s actions are reedeemable. None is excusable, none is acceptable. And I think at that point, we agree. (?) You see, the criticism he has received has had nothing to do with how he is, or what religion a critic belongs to . It has everything to do with WHAT HE HAS DONE. This little shit decided it would be a fun time to pull prank calls on hard working citizens who shouldn’t have been part of all this unwillingly. In that moment, they had jobs to do. He clogged up a line with a bland joke over and over and over… I mean, I work 12 hour shifts and when someone decides to rile me up to humor himself, or to see it be done to others, I would totally flip my shit. Good manners does not equate religion. Being proper is basic. You don’t have to be a saint to understand that the telephone is meant to place calls and not waste time with. When a video is uploaded in the internet, you have responsibility over what will transpire as people react to it. Personally, I did not find it funny at all. I didn’t see the video at first but merely heard it. Before the first call was over, I was already pissed off at what crap he was trying to pull. I don’t practice my faith, I don’t go to church. But my basic humane instinct told me what he was doing was not cool at all. Kahit si Anne Curtis pa ang gumawa nyan, expect the same reaction.. Maybe worse! And believe me honey, this kid would never gain employment or get admitted to a college or uni if he was a westener. They are ruthless when it comes to ethics, and what he did will surely have heavy repercussions in the future. The Amalayer girl, guess who helped her at the time no one wanted to be associated to her? A Christian organization. My overall point is that the only saving grace this kid has is time. He brought this upon himself. Let this be a lesson he had to learn the hard way. And to you… “What Susie says of Sally says more of Susie than of Sally”.
I am disgusted to learn that there are supporters of the Steubenville rape delinquents. Honestly, do any of them even think how those two boys ruined the victim’s life?