ICYMI, influencer Buknoy Glamurrr has been under fire these past few months because of a string of problematic behavior. Since it all started, there hasn’t been a week where the blogger’s name wasn’t trending! While it all might be confusing to those who aren’t following the drama, here is a short timeline of all the events surrounding Buknoy Glamurrr:
First of all, who is Buknoy ?
Buknoy Glamurrr is a 16-year-old Youtuber who posts different videos about her day-to-day life. She’s known for her fashion, her sense of humor, and her sassy attitude. Before the controversy, Buknoy’s Youtube channel had almost 500 thousand subscribers. However, because of the negative news that surrounded Buknoy, her subscriber count has plummeted to 200 thousand.
Where it all started
I just watch the full vid and aside from tricycle issue, i just found this annoying too! Twas like? Huh? Ano daw?? Kelan pa naging okay yown ses? ♀️ The vlog was so random.. Content wasn’t that helpful too! #buknoy pic.twitter.com/rLUDunUGEQ
— Princess GQ (@dprincessqbn) July 3, 2020
The hate towards Buknoy started when she uploaded a video of herself lip-syncing the N-word. Then, it got worse when she uploaded a video that seemed to be demeaning tricycle drivers. After being called out, Buknoy was quick to post an apology video, but by then the damage had already been done, and people weren’t buying the apology.
— Juniper (@alter_junjun) August 20, 2020
After a few weeks, Buknoy found herself under hot water yet again after a video of the influencer enraged the internet. In this video, Buknoy was seen out and about at night with no face mask on. Note that Buknoy is a minor, so she shouldn’t have been out in the first place as she was clearly violating quarantine rules.
Awra enters the scene
Former child star and influencer Awra Briguela was one of the most vocal in calling Buknoy out on Twitter after the curfew violation video started circulating on the internet. And, well, it got a little out of hand.
SANA ALL NAKAKALABAS NG WALANG FACEMASK, SANA ALL NASUNOD SA PROTOCOL AT SANA ALL WALANG CURFEW YUNG LUGAR. https://t.co/ZAmQPVB8pF
— Awra Briguela (@AwraBriguelaaa) August 20, 2020
Oh ayan! Ayaw mong tumigil? Ano edited parin ba? Gusto mo pa-authenticate pa sa twitter yan? Sino gusto makipag-collab? Hope to see me soon? Ok tayo? Ang plastik mong bakla! Manager ko gusto pagbatiin na tayo. Sabi ko ok lang sakin. Anong sabi ng kampo mo? Wag daw! I have proof! pic.twitter.com/tETinmHObz
— BUKNOY (@buknoyglamurrrr) August 23, 2020
Bakit hindi yung edited pinakita mo? Di ba eto yung nakarating sa dati mong manager na si @ynamagendaaa ? ayoko nalang mag talk. panget mo gumanap nagiging luma. https://t.co/rVMGRH8zmk pic.twitter.com/K0jzIO2dq0
— Awra Briguela (@AwraBriguelaaa) August 23, 2020
After a few heated exchanges, the Buknoy and Awra went on to post different screenshots of their past conversations. Awra even posted a screenshot of Buknoy’s old manager asking the influencer to delete past tweets.
This catfight triggered a lot of netizens, with some going as far as muting both of them to minimize the negativity. But most netizens sided with Awra. Clearly, Buknoy’s string of controversies have rubbed netizens the wrong way, and they’ve had enough.
Buknoy trending ka nanaman? Influencer ka,wag na natin ideny, BUT it sucks how all you contribute is STUPIDITY. You keep doing ALL THESE things on PURPOSE to get clout. You were born with a brain of A HUMAN being, stop acting like u were given AN ANIMAL’S. Puta magising ka naman.
— Oliver Sullano (@odcs_s) August 29, 2020
Campaign to block Buknoy Glamurrrr in all of his social media accounts and to unsubscribe from his channel. Let’s promote mental health wellness and end his toxicity throughout the online community.
Twitter, Instagram, Facebook:
— Noriaki dela Fuente (@Noriaki_07) August 29, 2020
More tea is served
Buknoy Glamurrr doing the Wap Challenge at Mcdonalds. What is you thought? pic.twitter.com/urXZP0qtj0
— Eduard Cullen (@imeduardcullen) August 27, 2020
Just this week, another video of Buknoy made rounds online. In the video, Buknoy was seen doing the “WAP Challenge”, dancing around a fast-food restaurant’s floor. What angered netizens is the influencer’s lack of care regarding safety protocols especially during this pandemic.
Buknoy gets into more trouble
To make matters worse, a Twitter user made a thread exposing Buknoy’s behavior behind the scenes. The thread included different screenshots of the influencer trying to flirt with him. A part of their conversation even included Buknoy threatening to cut himself/herself.
“Hinarot din ako ni buknoy :))” — a thread ;
— (@Sol__Santiago) August 29, 2020
But is this all intentional?
Last week, Buknoy released a video reacting to Blackpink’s music video for “Ice Cream”. In the first part of the video, the influencer talked about being a fan of Selena Gomez since “Blank Space” and “Bad Blood” — both Taylor Swift songs. This led many to believe that the influencer may be intentionally acting problematic for clout.
Buknoy takes a break
These past few days have been so rough for me. I received so many hates sa mga nagawa kong kamalian Sa social media. That’s why I decided to take a break from this toxic world. At sa lahat ng sumusuporta sa akin, mahal na mahal ko kayo. I’m Buknoy Glamurrr, now signing off. pic.twitter.com/IwYWr4e5Og
— BUKNOY (@buknoyglamurrrr) August 30, 2020
After all the issues that surrounded the influencer, Buknoy decided to take a break from social media. It’s a good decision. We hope that Buknoy takes this time away to reflect and perhaps gain some self-awareness, as she does have a huge platform that has the potential to be used for good. And after all, Buknoy is only 16 years old — there’s plenty of opportunity for growth.
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