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Here's Why #DJLoonyoSTFUChallenge Trended

MYX Philippines

Posted at June 10, 2020


Social media sensation DJ Loonyo went from being loved for his dance covers to being disliked for his "problematic" comments regarding a lot of issues amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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For starters, the Filipino-Chinese choreographer, whose real name is Rhemuel Lunio, found himself trending for all the wrong reasons in early June after sharing an inaccurate take on COVID-19 mass testing in the country. Loonyo later issued an apology, explaining that he was actually referring to clinical trials.

DJ LOONYO APOLOGIZES FOR "MASS TESTING" BLUNDER

But not long after, he was again at the center of a social media firestorm after another clip showed him making more controversial statements - including his belief that wearing masks for prolonged periods is like inhaling your own fart - which didn't sit well with many people especially actress Lauren Young.

If you thought that was the end of it, #DJLoonyoSTFUChallenge started trending after Loonyo's latest statement earned the ire of netizens for spreading "toxic positivity".

See some of the tweets under the hashtag below:

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