Saturday, October 23, 2021

Tell it to SunStar: What’s obscene?

THE video of singer and staunch anti-Duterte advocate Jim Paredes had caused quite a stir in social media. The Duterte supporters have feasted over it.

No other sector could be happier at the singer’s supposed downfall. The video, some friends said, showed the singer in a very private moment doing a sex act. Earlier, the singer had denied it was him on the video, but later admitted on social media that it was him and had apologized to his family and friends.

The reaction among people, however, is quite misplaced. For one, the video was supposed to be private, and not meant for public consumption. I think the uploading or spread of the video is what was immoral.

I’ve asked some people why they are so distracted by the video when the country has far more important concerns.

We are in the middle of a campaign period that is probably one of the most crucial in our history.

If the administration candidates win in this election, I can see very radical changes in our system of government.

Our politicians will just be busy trying to perpetuate their hold on power.

As one journalist said, after this election, we are going to be a different country.

Who cares about the private moments of Paredes in the scheme of things?

We have an awful lot of problems other than someone else’s sex life.

The extrajudicial killings are what is obscene. The killing of farmers is far more obscene. Poverty is the most obscene, the system that leaves people stuck in their usual places. These are more obscene. This is what we should rather rant againt instead of a sex video. Can people please stop being stupid? (By Sylvia Sollano-Lao)


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