The name Jimmy Sieczka has now become a household name all of a sudden. From one facebook post I saw a few of days ago, he's now got the whole Philippines talking about him. He's even featured on Yahoo! Philippines as the DOT took notice. Comments flooded the facebook posts about him and is mostly dominated by the "get the hell out of my country" type. So what gives?
Many people were eager to hear what negative things he had to say that some never took the time to read the description which reads:
" If you think really hard, I'm sure you can come up with a couple reasons not to like something. In the land he loves so much, let Jimmy take you on a lighthearted tour of the negative aspects of living in a crowded country located at the earth's equator. On the flip side, check out 20 Reasons I Love _____. (the Philippines) at: http://channelfix.com/video/109/."
Below is the infamous video 20 Reasons I Dislike _____. (the Philippines):
The same group of guys also created a video that is the opposite of the video above. Both uploaded by a certain Michael Goodman. Only a few would notice the tone of the titles. The video above used the term "dislike" and not "hate" while the other video used "love" instead of "like."
Here's a link to their video 20 Reasons I Love _______. (the Philippines): http://channelfix.com/video/109
(I originally embedded the video here but was on autoplay and is quite annoying simultaneously playing with the video above. I couldn't get it fixed so just click the link)
Many things Jimmy said on the video are true though some are not. But not absolutely, I mean I'm giving my own opinion here. I disagree with the part about lady boys but I agree with the useless frisking before entering a mall. Need I remind you that 2 shooting incidents happened inside a mall that requires inspection before entry. How did those guns get in there? The peeing everywhere is more of a love-hate relationship. It's featured in both videos. I for one hate it when people do it everywhere but I'm thankful that I can do it anywhere when I can't hold it no more.
It's just unfortunate that Jimmy is not a local. I understand the hate towards him but would people hate me too if I made a video about things that I want to improve in the Philippines? I already talked about trash and I wouldn't be surprised to get a hate reaction if i was a foreigner. On the bright side, I'm quite happy he made the video. Now that his video is on the radar of most filipinos, more and more people are acknowledging the fact that most of his dislikes are true. And if we really want Jimmy to shut up, we can do 2 things: fix the things he mentioned or shower him with more reasons to love the Philippines that he forgets what he dislikes about it. Getting him out isn't the solution. Once he's out, some crackhead can easily come up with a similar video and the cycle continues.
Let's make the Love video as viral as the dislike video. Share the link: http://channelfix.com/video/109
March 20 update: The Jimmy Sieczka Apology