I’d say “hate ’em”!
Entertainment news, foreign or local, is quite addictive. I get a thrill from reading those Jennifer Aniston haters, or seeing pictures of Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner with their kids (so lovely). Local news, i.e., Pinoy news on the other hand – not so much. I said it’s addictive cuz no matter how irritated I get from reading it, I always have to go back and read some more.
I was reading stuff at PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and today’s headlines are exceptionally irritating. Reading about what Willie Revillame said in an interview made me rush in here to write, or rather RANT about it.
By now everybody knows what happened between Willie and ABS-CBN. But in case you don’t, in a nutshell, here it is: The employee (Willie) felt like he is indispensable and “entitled”. Another employee (Sucaldito) said something he didn’t approve of so he threatened to quit if ’employee 2′ isn’t fired. Him or Employee 2. That’s his demand. Then he goes on indefinite leave. The viewers were mostly shocked and appalled. Then he says sorry, demanded to have his show back and when they didn’t budge, he held a press conference and said he’s terminating his contract.
First of all, I want to be clear, I’m not taking sides. I don’t care about the both of them. What I do find offensive is his attitude. Here in Korea, if you even conceive of doing that, you’ll get fired immediately. There is no tolerance for arrogance. If you know you are a viable asset to a company, you make demands quietly. What Willie did was a slap in the face of a corporate giant. Even if they don’t want to lose him, they wouldn’t just let him come back. They have to make an example of him to send a message to other employees that those kinds of behaviors are not accepted.
Secondly, he keeps saying he’s doing his show to help people. That he gives hope to those people in need. Hah! He feeds into people’s desperation! In a country where more than half the population is below the poverty level, giving them false hope is, for me, abominable. Why? You have hundreds or thousands of people waiting in line for days to have a shot at something. Maybe they get in, maybe not. If they do, HE decides and manipulates who the winner is and what that person can win. He has this god-complex. He has been saying over and over that he is doing everything for the people. Fuck that! Who’s getting paid millions? Who lives comfortably in a mansion? Who has a yacht and other luxuries most people want? It’s him and not those people who line up and dream for days!
“Siguro… pinepersonal na ako. Yung totoo lang ang puwede nating sabihin… Kasi pag nagsisinungaling tayo, ewan ko kung makakatulog ka sa gabi-gabi. Habang buhay mong dadalhin yan. Ako napakalinis ng kunsensya ko. Wala akong nararamdaman ni isang kaba. Nakakaharap ako kahit kanino. Nakataas noo ako kahit kanino, maliit o mataas, kasi in my heart, in my conscience, in my soul, sa mata ng Diyos, kahit sa mata ng tao, alam Niya kung ano ang totoo at alam mo ‘yan,” pagwawakas ni Willie.
He doesn’t lie cuz if he does he wouldn’t be able to sleep at night? Well isn’t that the biggest LIE of all? C’mon! People won’t believe that just cuz you tell them you don’t lie! Ooohh, his conscience is so clean that he can face anyone even god with head held high! Arrogant much, eh?
I think I’ll add another word to describe him. I said he is arrogant, feels entitled, and here’s the other one: narcissistic. To be able to turn every event, every statement, every action to be all about you and you alone, that is NARCISSISM. And Wille is one Narcissistic Asshole. That’s why I don’t like him. ‘Nuff said!