Social media personality and vlogger Andrew Luis Nicdao Lapid, better known online as Buknoy Glamurrr, is trending once again. This time, he was allegedly arrested for pouring powdered orange juice in holy water. But is it actually true?
Facebook page Nyebe shared a photo of the Tiktok content creator with a headline stating, “Buknoy Glamurrr, arrested in Quezon City.” The post quickly went viral, with thousands of Facebook users commenting and sharing.
It’s actually fake
However, if you look at the photo closely, the logo of Philippine Star isn’t actually their logo. The A was replaced with a 4, which means the post is obviously made-up.
But netizens react anyway
The photo quickly made rounds online beyond Facebook. A screenshot of the original post was repeatedly shared again and again. But the screenshot cut off the fake logo, so it probably seemed true to some netizens on other platforms like Twitter, who were quick to believe it.
Buknoy’s history of kalat
There is a reason why people were so quick to believe though. Buknoy has quite a colorful history of controversies ever since he rose to popularity. You’ve probably seen his name trend so many times in the past. We won’t delve into this further, but could read about some of his makalat drama for yourself if you want:
His agency, Star Image Artist Management, commented on the original post, admitting Buknoy’s colorful history but condemning the spreading of fake news. “Yes, Buknoy committed mistakes in the past, but spreading fake news and mocking the Catholic Church is ungodly. Please be a responsible page owner.”
So where was Buknoy?
While all that was going down, Buknoy was actually at home sleeping. So when he opened up his social media and was welcomed with rumors of him in jail, he was surprised. He quickly posted a video on Tiktok, clarifying that no, he’s actually at home and he just woke up and he didn’t do any prank in a church.
Buknoy: “Hindi ko po kayang bastusin ang simabahan.”
The social media personality also clarified that he would never want to disrespect the church. “Nag-iisang bumubuhay si Papa Jesus. Sobrang laki ng paniniwala ko sa Kanya.”
He also thanked his friends at the Holy Family Parish Church for notifying him about this fake news.
Fact check first
As much as we aren’t fans of Buknoy, he doesn’t deserve this instant harassment he’s getting for something that isn’t actually true. People were so quick to cancel him when all they had was a screenshot of a random post from who knows where — an incomplete screenshot at that.
Stop jumping to conclusions without actual evidence, especially if your source isn’t completely credible. Take some time off social media, people. Stop spreading fake news.
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