Tweet Collection: #ToxicPinoyCulture Practices We Want to Put an End To
by Anne Marielle Eugenio, November 12, 2018 2:59pm
Art by Rejoice Celadina
No matter how much we love our Filipino roots, we can't deny that there are certain practices that are undoubtedly cringe-worthy. It happens within the community, and most of the time, within the family.
Netizens are well aware of the so-called "toxic Pinoy culture" and they showed their frustration through their tweets. In fact, it has become a trending topic every now and then. And even though it was not directly stated, they really hope that change would come and we will finally get rid of these practices:
The "hindi ka marunong rumespeto" card
being forced to sit down on family gatherings and expected to take all the mockery and hurtful words thrown at you kasi "they're being funny" and if you defend yourself you're considered as disrespectful ðŸ¤¨#ToxicPinoyCulture— Edgar Allan Hoe (@marimiaue) November 7, 2018
You can't defend yourself in front of your parents, even if you're absolutely sure you are right.#ToxicPinoyCulture— peter file (@rtrdedshthead) November 7, 2018
When an elderly relative attacks you and you try defend yourself, they'd immediately pull the "bastos ka" and "wala kang respeto sa matanda" cards against you.— Erika ðŸ’œ ; #WasteItOnMe (@ErikaDonasco) November 7, 2018
"Anti-intellectualism" its when people here take pride in not being very smart. Smart shaming is also another word for it. Like saying "oh, edi wow" #ToxicPinoyCulture— ã€Š ë°”ë³´ ã€‹ (@bangtanasas) November 7, 2018
#ToxicPinoyCulture is when you speak english...— Kamylle (@annnemazingg) November 7, 2018
"Nosebleed si ate"
"Hala iba kana"
and I think thats annoying ðŸ™‚
You cannot have an intellectual/decent conversation when it comes to politics since binabara or binabastos ka nila kasi "TANG INA WEIRD KA" #ToxicPinoyCulture— burnique salonga (@SalongaBurnique) November 7, 2018
The unhealthy go-with the flow attitude
Filipinos becoming trend-cults. Conforming to trends just to be 'with the flow', to the point where it becomes unhealthy and self-destructive. #ToxicPinoyCulture— TRIX (@TrixieDusts) November 7, 2018
Judging people based on what they are a fan of
judging every fan who spends money on concerts and albums and calling it as "pagsasayang ng pera". let people enjoy what they want. let people spend their own money to whatever or whoever they want to. let people enjoy their thing #ToxicPinoyCulture— áµˆÊ³áµ‰áµƒ (@purplejiwon) November 7, 2018
judges people who listens/stans korean songs/idols and keeps on telling “tangkilikin ang sariling atin” as if they don’t listen to western artists.#ToxicPinoyCulture— yoonmin au ðŸ“Œ (@jiminshianne) November 7, 2018
#ToxicPinoyCulture be like "Why do you care about the US elections, you are not American"— Kip Oebanda (@kipoebanda) November 7, 2018
I mean you religiously follow beauty pageants but you are.... NVM
#ToxicPinoyCulture is when you care about things happening around the world and you get called out for it. Sorry that I care about the world. I forgot that the world revolves around your baranggay.— Kip Oebanda (@kipoebanda) November 7, 2018
Failing to follow simple instructions
#ToxicPinoyCulture— Francis Baraan IV (@MrFrankBaraan) November 7, 2018
I get so peeved when I see plastic & trash littering the streets & dotting our world-class beaches.
How hard is it to hold on to the trash until you see a garbage bin in w/c to throw them?
Por favor. Ang dami na basura sa gobyerno ngayon. Huwag na dagdagan.
Voting the unwise
We keep on electing govt officials na convicted criminals,like di na tayo natuto #ToxicPinoyCulture— Prince ðŸ‘‘FriesðŸŸ (@PrinceFriesz) November 7, 2018
And this sums it all up, basically.
- Speaking english is the basis of intelligence— Basha Eugenio (@bashamolang) November 7, 2018
- Drinking starbucks is the basis of being rich
- Being fair and white is the basis of beauty
- Being a kpop fan is the basis of unloyalty to your own country
- Crab mentality
- Lack of discipline
- Filipino Time#ToxicPinoyCulture
So you see, there are still lots of work to do if we want to see changes in the society. But with the realization of these toxic practices and bringing them into conversation, we'd like to take it as a good sign that we'd be more mindful of our words and actions. If we want change, maybe it is now time to open our heads. Maybe by then, we will live in a less toxic community.
Got any #ToxicPinoyCulture you want to share or have experienced? Sit with us!