Netizens are now starting to share their similar experiences regarding the controversial tweet of Hashtag member Jameson Blake about “giving shoutouts on social media in exchange of uncommissioned artwork.”
A singer named Patricia Ivy Peñano published a lengthy narrative on Facebook in light of the problematic tweet of the celebrity dancer. According to her, musicians also feel as underappreciated and underpaid as visual artists do when it comes their profession.
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Since the highly-debated tweet broke out on different social media platforms, the netizen finally decided to voice her own grievances online.
“To be honest, matagal ko na gustong i-post to wala lang ako lakas ng loob. Since mayroong mga na-gpost naman ng ganito. So, nagkaron ako ng lakas ng loob.Gusto ko rin i-share ‘to.”
Moreover, she revealed she always experience referrals from her acquaintances.
“Sa totoo lang ang daming beses ko na na-encounter yung may magpi-PM sa ‘kin ng hindi ko kilala pero ni-refer ng kakilala ko, ganoon! Tapos kukunin sa ganito, ganyan pero ngayon lang ako naka-encounter ng ganitong tao. Knowing na hindi kami magkakilala.”
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Despite these referrals, the singer often ends up empty-handed. Likewise, she reiterated that musicians should be commissioned for their performance instead of just giving mere appreciation for their innate talent.
“I sing to EXPRESS not to IMPRESS. Iyo na po ang followers mo. Ano gagawin ko dyan? Magkakapera ba ako dyan? Don’t get me wrong people. Hindi sa mukang pera gaya ng sabi ng nag-chat. Practically speaking, ang pagkanta sa panahon ngayon pinagkakakitaan na. May mga bagay na dapat nating paglaanan ng pera, may utang na dapat bayaran at pagkain na dapat paglaanan. That’s why!”
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To summarize her striking statement, she encouraged all people to value each other,
Read the entire viral Facebook post below!
Finally, you can read what some netizens had to say about her post.