DJ LOONYO Apologizes For "Mass Testing" Blunder
DJ Loonyo, who first generated social media buzz for his eye-opening coronavirus story in China, is now drawing flak for his recent comments about mass testing for the disease.
When asked about his take regarding on mass testing in the country in a livestream appearance, Loonyo said "Oh my God" as he shook his head. He added: "I just don’t know. It’s like, gagana ba itong bagay na ito sa ganitong ano? 'Di ba? I don't know ano gagamitin nila sa mass testing, but kung ano ipapainom nila, kung ano ipapagawa nila.... It’s a trial and error, kaya it’s mass testing."
Can someone educate DJ Loonyo what mass testing is? He’s spreading misinformation about it and instilling fears among his followers.— Coach Clarke, CPT (@CoachClarkiee) June 2, 2020
Bago ka magsayaw, mag research ka muna, libre google. 🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️🤦🏻♂️ #MassTestingNowPH pic.twitter.com/JBrbmOWVNZ
His comments didn't sit well with a lot of people who slammed him all over social media for his apparent lack of knowledge regarding the issue.
DJ Loonyo said mass testing is trial and error hahahahaha BITCH DANCE CAREER MO YUNG TRIAL AND ERROR 😭😭😭😭😭— rat davis (@onlyfangsz) June 2, 2020
DJ Loonyo... mass testing doesn't mean they are testing drugs on you. It is not a vaccine. WTF— Kip Oebanda (@kipoebanda) June 2, 2020
They're testing you for the virus. You can't die with a swab. If you don't know what you are talking about, don't try to influence people to do stupid things like your anti-vaxx BS.
DJ Loonyo just told all his followers that mass testing is trial and error and involves some sorta pill. Please educate yourself deeply before going on video again, thank you. #MassTestingPH #JunkAntiTerrorBill #NoToPoliceBrutality #NotoEJK— △lexander Diaz ♚ (@alexandermcdizz) June 3, 2020
So that DJ Loonyo ba yon— got mass testing and FOOD TASTING mixed up I SIMPLY CANNOT pic.twitter.com/ZAZLtQtTZk— Von Velasco (@renceqv) June 2, 2020
“...it’s a trial and error that’s why it’s mass testing” - DJ Loonyo— #𝙹𝚞𝚗𝚔𝚃𝚎𝚛𝚛𝚘𝚛𝙱𝚒𝚕𝚕 (@KrisDeyb) June 2, 2020
*Corona Virus right now pic.twitter.com/np1uEpEs8C
All the hours spent on social media and DJ Loonyo still does not know what mass testing means 🥺 pic.twitter.com/6VsDNiCxAt— Sarah Luzarraga 🌈 (@SarahLuzarraga) June 3, 2020
The social media sensation later addressed the issue and released a public apology, explaining that he had "clinical trials" instead of "mass testing" in mind when he responded to the question. "Nakakalungkot isipin na sa loob ng 2 oras na live with my friends/fam, 5 minutes lang yung kinuha at pinuna. First off, I apologize for the wrong use of terminology in that particular instance. My point is not particulary about the “Covid Mass Testing”; I was actually referring to "CLINICAL TRIALS". I understand that the use of terminology is critical, so I apologize for any confusion caused." Read his full statement below: