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There have been many cases of “social influencers” trying to get things for free in return of “exposure” going viral online in the past. And this beach club owner has had enough of them!
A Facebook post recently went viral after this beach club owner in the Philippines expressed his opinions on these self-proclaimed influencers and the internet agreed!
The post said that they have been getting many messages from these influencers and expressed that they are not interested in collaborating, ending the post with, “And we would like to suggest to try another way to eat, drink, or sleep for free. Or try to actually work.”
The co-owner of the beach club said in a interview, “These freeloaders would write ‘Hi, I’m an influencer, we like your place, we’re staying from xxx February to xxx February, we’re three people, you provide food and drinks and we draft an Instagram post and we tag you on our story.”
“I think it’s offensive. I initially thought they were trolling us.”
Gianluca Casaccia, the co-owner of White Banana Beach Club Siargao, also said that the post was intended to be “sarcastic and direct attempt” and explained that he is not targeting all influencers, but just the self-proclaimed ones.
He said, “a REAL influencer is called as such by the rest, he does not address him/herself as an influencer.”
“They are bloggers. We have actually collaborated with a few of them, in different terms and conditions, and we support them.”
Many netizens agreed to what the viral post said and thanked the owner for addressing the issue!
“I didn’t want to give any lessons but someone had to address the elephant in the room. I can’t believe we became world famous for saying the most obvious thing in the world: Pay your bills,” said Casaccia.
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