YouTuber Buknoy trends on Twitter for ‘insensitive’ comment on tricycle drivers

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YouTube vlogger Buknoy Glamurr is under fire for allegedly belittling tricycle drivers in one of his vlogs. 

In the clip that went viral online, the 16-year old vlogger (whose real name is Andrew Luis Lapid) talked about working hard to pursue one’s dreams so they wouldn’t end up becoming the likes of a tricycle driver. 

“Ang gusto ko talagang sabihin sa inyo is wag kayong sumuko na mangarap. Wag na wag kayong sumuko na tuparin ang mga pangarap ninyo kasi kung hindi kayo magsu-sumikap sa buhay, walang-wala kayong mararating tulad nito,” said Buknoy, referring to a passing tricycle driver whom he then asked to say “hi” on his vlog. 

Netizens were quick to lecture Buknoy for making the “insensitive” and “offensive” comment. 

Some Twitter users, who have fathers or relatives who work as tricycle drivers, shared how their work enabled them to provide for their families.

TV host Kaladkaren on Friday gave a “friendly unsolicited advice” to Buknoy, telling him to study first and offer a sincere apology. 

“Gen Zs… Aral muna bhe. Wag puro Tiktok bhe. Aral muna. Aral muna bhe para may alam kayo. Google, Aral… Google… aral… Google… Aral… Wag puro Tiktok. A friendly advice from your Ate KaladKaren. At kung mag-aapologize, alamin kung saan nagkamali and be sincere,” tweeted Kaladkaren. 

Netizens have earlier called out Buknoy for saying the “N word” in a now-deleted Tiktok video. 

He also made several apology videos for the matter, saying that he doesn’t have any knowledge about the “N word” and has no time to search it up on Google. 

His recent tweet was: “I’m sorry, I understand why I was wrong and it will never happen again,” but it was unclear if he was sorry for the “N word” or the vlog.

As of writing, Buknoy topped Twitter’s trending topics with keywords such as “katulad nito”, “tricycle” and “influencer” joining the list.