When In Manila really missed the mark with their “hot take” on the SEA Games. They asked – is the SEA Games the Fyre Festival of Asia? And they got an overwhelming response – shut up, sit down, and stop making fools of yourself.
If you can remember, the Fyre Festival was a2017 fraudulent luxury music festival which was promoted by social media superstar models like Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid. It was organized by Billy McFarland, CEO of Fyre Media Inc, and rapper Ja Rule and it was meant to be headlined by Blink 182. The festival was meant to take place on a private island, a luxury-luxury version of Coachella for the richest rich kids. Tickets were thousands of dollars. Investors were scammed to the tune of $26 M. Attendees were left stranded on an island with no accommodation, no food, and packs of rabid dogs.
Most importantly, the festival did not happen at all – no music was played and the organizers were slapped with a class-action lawsuit.
So why on earth are the SEA Games, which just had a very successful set of rehearsals for their grand opening (if you haven’t seen the videos of the pyrotechnic displays, you should see them), being compared to this? Every logistical hiccup in which the media has blown way out of proportion has been shown to have been taken out of context and irresponsibly reported.
See how Netizens responded below:
Hell, have you see the aquatics center? That thing is an architectural marvel and you’re here comparing it to the flop which made Kendal Jenner cry on Keeping Up? Go home, When in Manila. You’re drunk and desparate for content. It’s not a good look.