Youtube Couple JaMill: Why or Why Not We Root for Them

Youtube Couple JaMill: Why or Why Not We Root for Them

  • Online couple called JaMill has become the latest loveteam to capture the hearts of many Filipino netizens
  • JaMill (consists of Jayzam Manabat and Camille Trinidad) started to make noise in social media since January 2017
  • Camille Trinidad of the online love team ‘Jamill’ is now surrounded by controversy after allegedly disrespecting her boyfriend’s mother

I just knew about the online love team JaMill this year, to be honest, as I chanced upon them on my Facebook newsfeed by accident. I followed them right away after finding their vlogs really funny.

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Their edited, chipmunk voices and their absurd, childlike gestures are plain amusing. Jayzam and Camille (JaMill) really know how to please their fans – always hands-on and warm online.

Like some other celebrities or online-influencers, I sometimes wonder how they, Jamill, are in person – what kind of people they are on a day-to-day basis or what their values in life are.

Recently, Camille became the hot topic of one viral incident involving her boyfriend’s (Jayzam’s) mom, Quelly Ilog. It was because of the circulating screen grabs of Quelly from her alleged Messenger conversation with Camille – basically showcasing how the famous online influencer disrespected her – how ill-mannered she really is in person despite the angelic face she imposes online.

Personally, I got bothered by the screenshots, ascertaining immediately how boorish, or how (in an easier term) bitchy her replies are. As one of the many followers of their Facebook page, I got disappointed right away. This is not how you reply to an older person – to a mother, especially.

Right away, I had speculations of what fame (online or non-online) can do to anyone. Fame gives those who have it the power to belittle and disesteem.

As a follower, I just felt cheated by how cliché they (Jamill) turned out to be, how they practically became the exact, undesirable characters portrayed in movies: famous yet bad-mannered teens.

However, I kept my cool and gave them the benefit of the doubt: What really is the context of this conversation? Did Camille really say those mean stuff to Jayzam’s mom?

In this age of fake news, it is so easy to fake an account and create a thread of online conversations to seek people’s attention (or yes, every so often, to start a revolution). It is so easy to look “kawawa” in the eyes of the netizens.

After the incident popped, Jayzam immediately posted on their Facebook page about how he wants to “cut the bull” about the issue that has been going around for days.

To defend Camille from her bashers, he basically posted a novelette-long statement about his life’s back story, mentioning how meeting Camille was the best thing to ever happen in his miserable, bleak life. He also wrote about how his mom, Quelly, has always been bad-tempered about him.

Reading it, I couldn’t help but feel sorry for Jayzam. Sometimes. parents can be really harsh to their own kids. Be that as it may, the idea still confuses me, of how Jayzam ended up leaving his own family for Camille.

As the long post is mostly a generalization of his unhappy back story, I can’t help but be curious about the little details: Why would the mother, Quelly, treat her own son the way Jayzam has described it in his post? Above all, why would Camille converse that way to her boyfriend’s mom?

Investigating on the issue, we found a post from Facebook Page Dank Psychomemes claiming about how bad-mannered the online love team is. As posted, the online couple is allegedly managed by Salt and Light Talent Agency / Casting Crowns Tri-Media.  They basically talked about Jamill’s attitude and behaviour (or the lack thereof), revealing how ‘unprofessional’ these two are:

TO THE FOLLOWERS OF JAMILL!

We are the Management Agency of Jamill at may contract sila sa amin hanggang Nov. 24, 2020. In the midst of the recent controversy, we would like to share our own story about them. Nakilala namin si Jayzam thru Jomar Lovena noong binubuo namin ang Caferite project na ang cast ay combination ng mga GMA Artists at internet sensations. Late dumating sa meeting si Jayzam kaya napagalitan ng direktor, first meeting pa lang kasi wala na sa hulog. After the Caferite shoot, binayaran ng cash ang cast, including Jayzam pero hindi nakuha sa kanya ang tseke na dapat isusurender nya pagbigay ng cash. Next day, galit na galit ang client na tumawag sa amin dahil sinubukan pa raw encash ni Jayzam ang tseke kahit binayaran na sya ng cash. Binalewala namin yun dahil hindi naman kami ang involved kundi si Jayzam at client, hindi pa namin sya hawak noon. After a few months, nagmessage samin si Jayzam na aalis na sya sa manager nya at lilipat na sa amin dahil palpak daw ang humahawak sa kanila. Actually, si Jayzam lang talaga ang gusto namin sign up dahil di namin type si Camille kasi mukha syang multo at hindi rin kami nagagalingan sa kanya. Pero dahil nga team sila, sinama na rin namin si Camille. After contract signing, pinag-usapan na namin ang career plan na paabutin ng million ang followers nila at dadalhin ko sila sa TV. Humiram sila ng mga gown at wig para sa mga challenge na gagawin nila. Todo suporta naman kami sa kanila. Ang tagal bago nila sinoli yun mga hiniram kaya nagbayad kami ng extra sa rental at up to now, may isa pa silang wig na hindi nasosoli. Habang palapit ang graduation, namroblema si Camille sa school nya, humingi na naman sila ng tulong para ipadala ang talent contract sa kanila para ipakita sa Dean ng school ni Camille sa Nueva Ecija. Agad na tinulungan sya ng staff namin para maipakita nya ang contract sa Dean at maayos ang problema sa school nya. Tuloy naman ang pagwork out namin sa tv appearance nila. Finally, may guesting na pero tinanggihan nila dahil busy pa raw sa school, resked na lang. Malinaw naman ang usapan kaya iniresked na lang. Then one day, biglang tumawag si Jayzam informing us na nag-away sila ng matindi ni Camille at nakipagbreak si Camille kaya mabubuwag na ang Jamill. Tinawag daw kasi ni Camille na ABNORMAL ang nanay ni Jayzam.

Problema pa ni Jayzam kung paano makukuha ang pera nila na hawak ni Camille. We just adviced Jayzam to chill and give Camille time for herself. In short, ceasefire para di lumala ang gulo. After 2 weeks, Jayzam informed us na ok na ulit sila ni Camille. Kaya winork out ulit namin ang TV appearance. Nagkasundo na sa taping date. Pinag-usapan namin ni Jayzam na lumuwas na si Camille the night before para di ma-late sa taping. Pinag-usapan din namin ang tf na maliit muna pero iaadjust sa mga susunod na taping pag establish na yung character nila. Bago matulog kinumusta pa namin sila at kampante na andun na si Camille. Next day, tawag ng tawag ang handler dahil hindi na sumasagot ang dalawa. Yung staff na tinatawagan ni Camille nung nagpapatulong sya na maipadala ang contract di na rin nya sinasagot. Pati ang pinakamanager ng Agency na nagwork out ng tv appearance nila di na rin snasagot ang text, pm at tawag. In short, ibinitin nila ang taping! Wala man lang abiso basta dedma na lang. Tpos, nakita na lang namin sa post nila na nasa motel lang sila at may gana pang ipost habang nakaunderwear lang sila. Mukha silang naghahoneymoon e hindi pa naman sila ikinasal. Di ba premarital sex yun? Yan ba ang gusto nyong gayahin ng mga anak nyo sa idol nila? Bukod dun sabi ng isang staff humihingi ng additional tf si Jayzam sa kanya. So pera pala ang dahilan kahit pinaliwanag na sa kanya na magtanim muna at umani later. Bigla tuloy namin naalala yung incident sa tseke, bayad na ng cash balak pa encash. At yung pag-aalala nya na baka di makuha ang pera kay Camille. At yung mga kwento nya kung paano nila ginugulangan yung mga sponsors na kumukuha sa kanila, sinasadya nila ipost ang vlog sa midnight para di dumami ang views!

Kaya hindi na kami nagulat nung mabalitaan namin ang away nila ng nanay nya, noon pa isyu na nila yan. Di na rin kami nagtataka ngayon kung bakit nila nagawa sa amin yun, magulang nga di nirerespeto ibang tao pa kaya? Ang pinanghahawakan na lang namin ngayon e yung tibay ng contract at iniipon namin ang mga violations nila para makasuhan sila. Kaso biglang dumating ang pagkakataon na ito, MAY ORAS PALA TALAGA PARA SA PANININGIL AT SIMULA PA LANG ITO! DADAANIN NAMIN SA LEGAL PARA TURUAN ANG MGA WALANGHIYA SA MUNDO! c – Salt and Light Talent Agency / Casting Crowns Tri-Media Productions

We may never know the truth about JaMill – ever. But as followers, we have the independence to think what we want to think of them. We decide whether to still root or not for their love team – a love team showing an against-the-odds dynamics.

Above all, we, the netizens, are the masters of social media. We keep the pace, yes. But just thinking about Jamill and Quelly Ilog, I wonder how their Mother’s Day would come about. Certainly, we can only hope for their immediate reconciliation.

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