Tuesday, March 24, 2009

The Boyet Fajardo Insident

Posted by SwitSexyThing at 12:13 PM
I was reading Sis Carla's blog when I read her entry about Boyet Fajardo. Boyet who, right? Well, the self proclaimed god thinks he is so popular and great that he should be known by everybody and those who don't are stupid or lesser beings. Here is his tirade in Duty Free Philippines:

Last March 13, 2009, Filipino Fashion Designer Angelino Boyet Fajardo created a scene, to the shock and horror of shoppers and employees of Duty Free Philippines alike, when a cashier politely asked for his ID after presenting his unsigned credit card. This is a standard operating procedure applicable to all stores to verify ownership of the credit card and prevent fraud.

Suddenly, the designer reportedly got furious and, at the top of his voice, started berating the cashiers and managers of Duty Free Philippines. He might have thought a celebrated person like he is, with all his accolades and fame, has gone unrecognized by the cashier. A new well-trained casual worker who is carefully doing his job. The designer further shocked bystanders by cursing the people there with words such as leche and p...ina, while angrily expressing surprise why the people there did not recognize him.

Store managers and officers were sought to appease the matter, explaining to him that it is all included as a standard operating procedure in credit card payment for the safety, not only for the company but also his own. Ignoring all this, he pulled out his phone and threatened to call on high positioned government officials whom he allegedly knew, like doing a power-play to make these people realize how important he is. He went on saying "Mga leche kayo! Hindi niyo ako kilala? Ako si Boyet Fajardo! At itong p...ina na babaeng ito (pointing to a lady officer) at ang baklang ito (pointing to the cashier) ay walang kwentang mga tao! I want them fired!!!"

His yelling and berating went on and on. He cannot calm down and as he appeared to have bloodshot eyes, like that of a drunk person and or under an influence. He threw his passport on the cashier's face and later intentionally stepped on the cashier's foot to say "Ay sorry, di ko sinasadya!" He goes on to say, that only if the cashier kneel down before him and/or allow him to freely slap the cashier's face, may he get satisfied.

The ill-fated cashier, with all the onlookers watching, stand down and just simply gave in to probably he thought would end the matter. Crying in shame he slowly knelt down and apologize (for actually doing his job) before this self proclaimed GOD, perhaps for fear of loosing his job. No slapping was made to the cashier's face but the incident landed a harsher and reverberating sound to the faces of the lesser people of this society.

Fortunately, his inhumane acts were caught on CCTV in which a portion was featured in YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ojv_kbsEQHQ&feature=channel_page

With such disrespect, discrimination and humiliation towards a good worker, a less fortunate person and a fellow Filipino...

1. We are calling all citizens to stop patronizing Boyet Fajardo's RTW labels such as Substance in SM department stores, Boyet Fajardo and Initials in Landmark and Robinson's department stores.
2. We are calling on all malls to pull out or stop distributing his products in your outlets.
4. We are calling on the Commission on Human Rights, Department of Labor and Employment and all human rights and labor activists to take appropriate legal actions on this matter.
5. We are calling all foreign embassies to deny him of entry to your respective countries.
6. We are calling on the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines to dishonor him of his membership and profession.

...To give him a lesson and to help us stop him from victimizing the underprivileged over and over and over again.

Poor cashier, he met the devil himself on Friday the 13th.

I always hated people who think that they are so powerful, so popular, so gifted that they are above everyone else and also the law. They forget that one stone thrown in their direction can make them crumbling down from their self proclaim pedestal. Mr Boyet Fajardo, no matter how much money and how much talent you supposed to have, which to tell you the truth most of us don't know or don't even care about, you DO NOT have the right to do what you have done. You are the idiot, assuming that everybody knows you and not knowing what is the SOP in credit card shopping. You have forgotten that you won't be in your filthy shoes now if not for the countless people who do not know who you are but patronize your products. Now, your wish has been granted: Everybody knows you but now your products won't be patronized anymore. Prepare for poverty.

*** If you believe in what the concerned citizen who posted the original message is campaigning for, you may go to this link.

4 comments on "The Boyet Fajardo Insident"

Anonymous said...

"Creative Outburst?" - this excuse only proves Boyet Fajardo's contempt to other people especially those whose social class are lower than him which he thinks are dumb and idiots.

I don't think he's really sorry and apologetic for what has transpired, he's just afraid that he'll be going out-of-business.

SwitSexyThing on March 24, 2009 at 3:25 PM said...

So he issued an apology? Interesting. I agree with you, that's merely pabalat bunga. I can just imagine the poor boy now his dignity shredded to pieces. No amount of apology on his part can repair that! I hope he goes out of business soon. I'm sure he'll go loco when that happens. Ingrate.

carlamaldita on March 26, 2009 at 10:49 PM said...

i read nga somewhere about his excuse. "creative outburst" my ass! anong klaseng excuse ba naman yan!

SwitSexyThing on March 27, 2009 at 4:03 PM said...

A phony one sis. I will translate his creative outburst excuse ha. In layman's term, it is "Me topak ako!"

 

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