Singer-actress-comedienne Tuesday Vargas responded to a comment made by a social media personality who claimed that mainstream media artists are now “outdated” and that social media personalities are the new “mainstream.”
In a Facebook post, the comedienne expressed her thoughts about the mentioned social media personality, stating that she couldn’t tolerate disrespect “ang ginagalang kong artista.”
Vargas said, “Maayos naman ang kanyang sinabi. Nag cause lang ng animosity between people akala ata niya cool ‘yun. Sa atin pong mga manonood, maging mapanuri rin sa inyong mga fina-follow.”
Vargas holds her fellow Bubble Gang comedian and creative director of the longest-running gag show in the Philippines, Michael V., also known as “Bitoy”.
Recently, Michael V went on Instagram to briefly talk about “content.”
“The first thing any ‘content creator’ should understand is the meaning of the word “content”, he wrote.
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The actor-comedian emphasized, “Ang pagiging artist ay hindi lang basta paramihan ng fans. Bottom line is may talent ka dapat para tumagal ka sa industriya.”
Vargas explained, “Kailangan pong kumita ng lahat ng platforms ‘yan ang maliwanag. Kaya po kayo laging may booking para mas malawak ang reach ng kanilang brand. Totoong hakot award kayo sa TF sa panahon na namamayagpag ang soc med.”
She added, “Pero bakit need mong i-post na laos na ‘yung nag comment about having meaningful content? Director, artista, writer siya at respetado siya sa industriya. Hindi siya nakikipag [kompetensya] sa iyo.”
The comedienne expressed her delight at well-behaved social media celebrities and clarified that she was neither envious nor angry.
However, she also clarified that Michael V’s statement about “content is king” is accurate.
“Kailangan gamitin n’yo ang inyong new found fame for a purpose. Hindi puro prank, controversy, intriga ang bangko ng inyong channels para lang mapagusapan.”
“Pwede namang supportahan tayo sa industriya di ba? Alam mo ang kapasidad mo, galangin mo din ang ilang dekadang craft na ng ibang tao at huwag kang mang away. Yun lamang po,” she concluded.
Recently, motivational speaker Rendon Labador responded to Bitoy’s post.
“INFLUENCERS” are the new celebrities! Kung hindi ninyo kayang makipag patalinuhan sa mga INFLUENCERS sa pag produce ng content.. Manahimik nalang kayo. MAINSTREAM IS DEAD! Social media is the NEW MAINSTREAM,” said Labador.