Manila, Philippines – Filipino Netizens are outraged by a recent facebook comment made by a certain Devina DeDiva ( a native of India) calling Miss World 2013 Megan Young and Filipinos “poor filthy maids”. Irked myself I posted the comment below in Twitter and the Facebook page created by fellow Pinoy netizens as a protest against the person who made the racist remark.
“I can tell from the quality of your opinion that you are a person of no ethics, breeding and logic. Thank you for expressing your opinion in the free internet word and for letting us know how pathetic you are as a person.” – Sly Maslang
When I logged in the newly created facebook page, the page like was at 800++, in a matter of minutes, it went up to 2500++. In Twitter, the #DevinaDeDiva received tweets by the batches bashing everything that can be bashed about Devina – from physical appearance to her being a racist, insensitive, disrespectful and uneducated.
An hour later, someone posted in Twitter the true facebook page of Devina. To respect her FB privacy, despite her racism against the Filipinos, I still opted to not post her FB address in this blog. I went through her facebook posts and here is what I observed.
Devina is a native of India. She recently graduated from the University of Manchester in UK this 2013- proof that she had her share of the academic experience and at the same time, young and would probably lack maturity which is common with young people who have yet to learn from the harsh realities of the work force and the real world. Her photos are almost all #selfie(s) which tells me it’s likely that she’s still Single and likely needing much attention. Her grammar is impeccable and she appears to be witty as well – considering the quality of humor she shares and likes. She also likes having her nails polished, visiting the beauty parlor and going to the gym.
I may be wrong, after all, I’m no psychiatrist and even if I were, I still wouldn’t have all the details I need to come up with a conclusive analysis. But I think that she’s intelligent but far off from being educated. Being educated is characterized by displaying qualities of culture and learning. She’s right when she said that she’s entitled to express her opinion in the free world wide web (except in countries such as Singapore where she can be jailed for racist remarks even when made online), but her opinion in terms of logic is a fallacy of generalization (not really a sign of an intelligence though). The most striking; however, is that her opinion is racist and disrespectful which is unbecoming of a truly educated person. It’s funny that Devina called Megan and the Filipinas uneducated, poor and filthy but in essence, it was her conduct that clearly shows her quality of being uneducated and her personality, poor and filthy.