Catholic devotees gathered in prayer at the Luneta Park would never forget not only the inspiring words of Pope Francis, but also the emcee at the end of the event, who unfortunately got the attention of social media users.
“Let us all join in singing our final song ‘Pananagutan.’ Wala po munang aalis!” said the emcee as Pope Francis made his way to the popemobile. “Kumanta po tayong lahat, mga kapatid. kumanta po tayo!”
The emcee led the crowd in cheering the Pope.
WALA PO MUNANG AALIS!
WAG PONG AALIS SA PWESTO!
ITAAS ANG MGA PANYO!
IWAGAYWAY ANG MGA PANYO!#PapalVisitPH
— Luneta Emcee (@LunetaEmcee) January 18, 2015
“Mabuhay si Papa Francisco! Mabuhay ang Santo Papa!” he chanted, “Gagawin po natin ang Pope Francis Wave!”
But it looks like some were not pleased with how the emcee made a “variety show” out of what they think should be a solemn event.
Who was the emcee earlier? Medyo inappropriate ang mga pinagsisisigaw niya. Wala po tayo sa variety show. :/ #PopeFrancisPH
— Ysabelle Veluz (@ysabelleveluz) January 18, 2015
— JR Pantino (@guillmo) January 18, 2015
"Parang Jollibee/Mcdo party host yung Luneta Emcee" – mom
— kat (@katreencat) January 18, 2015
Other netizens on the other hand stressed out that the emcee was just trying to boost the crowd’s energy after a long, tiring, but inspiring day.
Let's not be quick to mock the Luneta emcee. He was just tryin to get a lively reaction fr the cold & weary people. And spur them on he did.
— Cynthia M. (@CynthiaMoralez) January 18, 2015
People were tired and soaked. The emcee guy was keeping the energy up. I won't consider that destroying the solemnity of a *celebration*.
— Sophia Lucero (@sofimi) January 18, 2015