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Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A Rare McRant

Argh, I’m so tired and harassed today! And since I’m in creatives, excuse me while I do some “creative outbursts” while quoting the ABS-CBN.com news story “Fajardo sorry for ‘creative outburst’ at Duty Free”.

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Fashion designer Boyet Fajardo’s abusive behavior against two Duty Free Philippines employees last March 13 at the Duty Free Fiesta Mall outlet in Parañaque City was a result of “creative outburst,” his spokesman said Tuesday.

“Figure of speech ang kanyang ginawa eh. Bilang fashion designer, artist nga, ay minsan ay nagkakaroon ng mga creative outburst dahil na rin siguro sa pagod na nafi-feel niya ng mga panahon na iyon,” Ricky Rivera, the designer’s spokesman, told ABS-CBN’s morning show, “Umagang Kay Ganda.”


Aaahhh, I see! So creative people like artists are allowed to have “creative outbursts” and use “figures of speech” when they’re tired. Also, tired and harassed creative people are allowed to insist that employees go down on their knees so they can be slapped. Meanwhile, ordinary citizens and those who are not creative cannot have that kind of luxury.

Nunca! Nyet! You are just an ordinary mortal, while I, Boyet Fajardo, can use, misuse and abuse all forms of figures of speech because I am an artist and a creative fashion designer!

Jeez, if Fajardo’s such a creative person, how come the figures of speech that he used (“letche”, “putang inang babaeng ito”, “ang baklang ito”, “yung matabang baboy na yan”) are so pedestrian and, excuse me for my “creative outburst” here, cheeeeeeeap?! For an example of a truly creative outburst, read “the nose speech” from Edmund Rostand’s “Cyrano de Bergerac”.

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(Rivera) said everything could have been better understood if the video had audio so that the conversations could have been heard.

Sige na nga! Let’s ask the two Duty Free employees to recount word-for-word what Fajardo said to them. Then we’d understand better what transpired.

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(Rivera) said the online petitioners should consider Fajardo’s rising international status before pursuing the boycott. “It’s sad because this happened when there are foreigners interested in bringing a Filipino brand abroad, in Switzerland, and United Arab Emirates, because his [Fajardo’s] creations are unique,” Rivera said.

Ay yes! Let us never, ever sanction someone’s bad behavior if that someone has a “rising international status.”

And again, if Rivera claims that Fajardo’s “creations are unique”, then I beg to disagree. His creative outbursts sure as hell ain’t unique.

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(Rivera) said the fashion designer has already prepared an apology, but he has not been able to face the media since “he was truly affected” by the “traumatic experience.”

Yeah, I bet it was as traumatic for him as it was for those two Duty Free employees.

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Hey, having creative outbursts is fun! Why don’t you guys have your own creative outbursts regarding the Boyet Fajardo incident?

13 comments:

i'm a narnian said...

hindi ko naman kilala yang si boyet fajardo. at di ko pa napapanood ang video niya. mamayang gabi, magnanakaw ako ng internet somewhere. LOL.

i'm a narnian said...

LOL ang word verification: INGLIZ!

joelmcvie said...

@NARNIAN: Dude, pare, tol, bro... you are sooo out of the loop as to what's in the news, hahaha!

i'm a narnian said...

eh di ba nga, magbabasa sana ako ng diyaryo kagabi tapos di na natuloy. must steal internet tonight.

Bloiggster said...

i sometimes get mad at stores where the cashier or staff do not give proper service but what boyet fajardo did to those poor people was tasteless!

ang sama niya! hindi nya naman pinalalamon yung 2 staff ng duty free na yun!

AJ of Baklaako.com said...

Gusto ko rin mag creative outburst. Pero saan kaya magandang venue? Gusto ko rin magpaiyak at magpaluhod ng tao. Sa bath house kaya? Pwede siguro yun no? Lol! More than just creative, it's an erotic creative outburst!

MrCens said...

mcvie has creative outbusrt while writing this entry...

ang bibigat ng mga words! di ganito ang style nya ah...hehehe!

MkSurf8 said...

pano na left brainer ako? so analytical or logical outbursts?

joelmcvie said...

@BLOIGGSTER: I agree. Getting ticked off is one thing (and can eventually be dismissed), but BF crossed the line and went too far, showing deliberate malice.

@AJ: OMG, there are so many potential avenues for creative outbursts pala! Hahaha! Hindi lang siya isang blog entry, but a whole blog unto itself, LOL!

@MrCENS: I'm just tired and harassed now! LOL

joelmcvie said...

@MKSURF8: Sorry ka na lang, BAWAL kang mag-outburst!

AJ of Baklaako.com said...

korek! The possibilities are endless! Gawa ayo ng user-generated blog project: The Boyet Fajardo Creative Outburst Project! lol!

palma tayona said...

sa pagkakaalam ko na sa lahat ng uri ng larangan ng sining at kultura, yaong mga taong maaaring bigyan ng lisensiya o mapagpapa-ubaya natin ang pagputok ng kanilang mga "creative outbursts" ay yaong mga masasabing Magaling, Kahanga-hanga't Kapita-pitagan sa kanilang mga nagawa, nalimbak na mga obra't impluwensiyang naipalaganap ng kanilang matatas na pag-iisip. Kung saka-sakaling magkaroon, say, ng "creative outburst" si, hmmm... Manong Pitoy Moreno, Ben Farrales, mga national artists tulad nila Abueva, Cabrera, Almario etc. eh okay lang. Kung ititimbang ang "outburst" na ito sa bigat ng kanilang nagawa eh, it can be easily tagged as "intellectual eccentricity".

Sa ganang akin eh... weno ngayon kung exporter ng uniporme yung Boyet na yan?? Sa pangalan pa lang, hellooooo.... di bale sana kung DE LEON ang apelyido eh... hindeh! Ahem, again... SINO SIYA??

Trivia: Naalala ko, noong bata ako, madalas akong mapag-utusan ng nany ko sa Divisoria sa mga singit-singit ng mga bentahan ng tela at makailang-ulit ko noong nakikita't nakakasabay si Mang Pitoy Moreno doon na namimili. Kahit kaninong tindera doon eh napakamagiliw siya. First year colllege na ako noon sa Fine Arts, eh nakasabay kong muli si Mang Pitoy. I already knew how heavyweight he was as a fashion designer and I gathered the courage to introduce myself to a well-known person. Magiliw siya, palangiti at makwentong matanda and acknowledged a runt like me. In my books, that's the mark of a true artist.

london boy said...

namputa, mag-spin lang ng balita, di pa ginawang kapani-paniwala.

mag-sorry na lang kasi, shet!!!