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Film Director Angers Netizens Over Facebook Rant On Papal Visit

His sentiments are well in good faith, but apparently not directed towards the real culprit here. It's on the government for dramatising too much on the papal visit - holidays, towering cover-ups of slum communities, closed roads, etc – not exactly on the pope itself, and surely not how he would want it to be.

Social media loves trending tales about people getting revenge on a cheating sweetheart but this one is a different story.

Filipino Independent film director Ejay Yan has allegedly attacked Pope Francis through his Facebook rant about the Papal Visit.

In his Facebook profile named Ejay BigBear, Yan was apparently annoyed with the published statement of the head of Catholic Church asking Filipinos to “focus on Jesus, not me” while he’s in the Philippines.

Film Director Angers Netizens Over Facebook Rant On Papal Visit
Film Director Angers Netizens Over Facebook Rant On Papal Visit Photo Courtesy © PH Access

Yan complained that the Papal visit has ‘interrupted’ payroll schedules because of the government declared holidays, traffic jams  due to road closures, and all the spendings government has to make to ensure Pope’s security.

Netizens have mixed reactions:

-He came here in good faith. You didn’t have to be a dick about it. And no one likes a smartass. There are more to life than your stupid payroll and traffic jams. He came here to give us hope. Something your ignorance can never give us.

-His sentiments are well in good faith, but apparently not directed towards the real culprit here. It’s on the government for dramatising too much on the papal visit – holidays, towering cover-ups of slum communities, closed roads, etc – not exactly on the pope itself, and surely not how he would want it to be.

-The Pope never wanted a huge spending on him. Siya ang pinakahumble na Pope. I highly respect the Pope because he prefers to get in touch with the poor instead of the powerful.

The post, which has reportedly been deleted, had received thousands of shares and hundreds of comments.

According to PH Access, Yan is an indie film director of FILmO Media Productions. In one of his previous posts, he said that he dislikes “people who post too much about God and bible verses too frequently…”

Pope Francis will spend more time in Manila than in typhoon-hit Leyte. The highlights of Papal Visit 2015 include the Pope’s lunch with survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in Leyte and events in the Manila Cathedral, the University of Santo Tomas (UST), and the Mall of Asia Arena.

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