Filipino Facebook users react to satire post: THE KILLERS MANILA CONCERT PROTESTED BY RELIGIOUS GROUPS
A couple of friends shared this Facebook post that caught my attention today, about religious groups in Manila supposedly protesting an upcoming The Killers concert because of the band’s name. I read it, and it didn’t take much to realize it was satire. The tone clued me in, but it was really the use of the names “The Virgin Maries” and “Yema Kutsinta” (popular Filipino desserts) that gave it away, along with citing the author’s own Twitter account and a nonexistent Instagram post (Edit: Also, look closely at the photo).
When I first checked, there were over 500 shares. Now, only a few hours later, there are over 1,200 shares. An alarming majority of them, I’d estimate about 90% at least, didn’t seem to get the joke.
Rough translation: “Why are people in the Philippines so stupid? They haven’t even listened to the songs and they’re already saying this just because of the band’s name. There are just too many religious groups these days crying for attention.” (more…)