The #BenderaPutih or #WhiteFlag campaign took over the social media by a storm last week as Malaysians who were so badly affected by the Phase 1 (previously known as FMCO) were running out of food and supplies to maintain their life.
However, Comestic entrepreneur, Dato’ Seri Vida seems to disapproves this campaign and she claimed that those who raised the white flag are lazy and are waiting for people to spoon feed them.
She took her opinion to TikTok and in the video, she said “Don’t use the MCO as an excuse, saying that your income has been affected and you can’t buy diapers for your child.”
The video had garnered over 586,300 views, 37,000 likes and 5,800 comments at the time of writing.
The famous millionaire recorded her video while standing in front of a food stall. She went on using the street vendor as an example and she urge Malaysians look up to the vendor and put in more effort on work, and not to expect aid and raising white flags.
In the conversation, she asked the vendor how long he has been selling food here, which he replied “It’s been a year.”
“He earns RM200 to RM250 a day, as long as there’s a will and hard work and the most important thing, the menu has to be delicious and clean,” Dato’ Seri Vida said.
She then pointed to the camera and she implied “Do you understand? Work hard, don’t be lazy and and expect help by putting up a white flag.”
After the video went viral, netizens called out to the QuPuteh founder for the statement she made. Netizens said that the rich always accused the poor for being lazy, while they forget that the reason they are rich because the poor are buying their products.
Another netizen called her as being arrogant as she were unable to understand what others are going through to just keep their family alive. Others even told her to keep quiet if she doesn’t want to help. Nobody will label her as Dato Dumb.
Orang kaya selalu berlagak dengan cara menuduh orang miskin pemalas, hanya tahu meminta.. padahal dorang lupa yang buatkan dorang kaya pun sebab adanya rakyat marhaen yang nak beli produk dorang.. sekelip mata je Tuhan boleh tarik nikmat tu..— Aiman 🏴 (@mistaaimanvevo) July 5, 2021
Bodo, sombong, bangang dan cibai punya orang kaya takde standard. Ingat nak berniaga ni macam nak kencing? Rasa nak berniaga, seminit lagi dah set up khemah tepi jalan jual barang. Duit nak makan buat taik gigi pun merangkak susah nak cari, nak buat modal niaga macam mana?— bibbïb🏴 (@qubyjayne) July 5, 2021
Kalau rasa taknak tolong org yg angkat bendera putih ni dok diam jela. Takyah tunjuk sangat perangai sombong melangit tuh.— NASHWA (@ciwaa36) July 6, 2021
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