Angry fans slammed and cursed Taguig-Pateros Rep. Alan Peter Cayetano for using K-pop superstars BTS for political stunt.
Cayetano is reportedly launching a political bloc in the House of Representatives called “BTS sa Kongreso” to be composed of himself and six other congressmen, just like the number of members of the popular K-pop boy band.
Fans took to Twitter on Jan. 12 and used the hashtag “#CayetanoStopUsingBTS” to protest the plan and score him for using BTS. The hashtag became the No. 1 trending topic in the Philippines on Twitter.
“You’re definitely messing up with the wrong Artist, Company and Fandom. Nakakahiya to,” one fan wrote
Other messages posted on Twitter are:
“This is so sick! leave the boys alone!”
“This is so embarrassing pls wait until bighit finds out about this”
“They should know at least the word RESPECT, the audacity tsk”
“Sir this is not funny, this statement won’t make you stronger. Try using your power in better ways on how to help every Filipinos in need and not for your own benefit”
“Allan you ain’t cool”
“No one wants to pull your photocard”
“As a Filipino, I’m so mad, why are these politicians using BTS to gain popularity???”
“WHAT A SHAME! As a Filipino, I’m disappointed. Why don’t you focus on the country’s real problems instead? Stop using BTS’s name for clout. I’ll not be surprised if the boys will not have their tour in PH”
“Ganyaan sila.. imbes magcreate ng bago or sariling pangalan ggamit or didikit pa sa iba.. Haayy”