- Ashley Gosiengfiao and sister Alodia got bashed for “flaunting money and extravagant lifestyle”
- A netizen commented on the cosplayer’s YouTube vlog on her unboxing of an expensive camera
- The comment was indirectly telling the Gosiengfiao sisters to be sensitive to the Filipinos who are struggling with employment and financial needs
- The cosplayer defended her choice, pointing out that she deserves to treat herself for working hard
Ashley Gosiengfiao could not stop herself from responding to a netizen who negatively commented against her and sister Alodia’s “flaunting” of their “extravagant lifestyles” on YouTube despite the economic crisis faced by most Filipinos.
The comment was posted in the cosplayer’s latest vlog showing her unboxing a Leica camera. For Ashley, it has been her dream camera, the kind her sister is using for cosplay photoshoots.
The younger Gosiengfiao screencapped the comment and posted it on Facebook.
“Oh how nice it would be to be so rich and out of touch that I could make vlogs about cameras that cost 400,000+ Peso or US$8000+,” the comment goes on.
“I’m sorry ladies but you may live in a fantasy world where money means nothing but the rest of us have to work to feed ourselves. Unemployment in the Philippines is currently close to 50% people are literally starving in [Manila] and you two are flaunting your money and extravagant lifestyles. Do you have any compassion for your fellow Filipinos?”
To this, Ashley shared her response and defended her action. She clarified that being a gamer is not all “play”, but it requires hard work as well. She pointed out that she is even overworked, and for that, she deserves to treat herself.
“Sigh. Another one of those people who look down on us who game for a living and think it’s no work and all play,”
“Excuse me but my body is literally failing already because of being overworked. So I believe I’m allowed to enjoy the fruits of my own labor and invest the funds that I’ve worked so d*mn hard for into something that could up the level of the content that I produce, coz you know, it’s 2020 and this job is a legit one FYI.”
She continued airing her sentiments on Twitter:
“Some people will see your journey as inspiration, and some will see it as “excessive flaunting.” Can’t please everyone, indeed. But I’m glad I am appealing to the right kind.”
Ashley Gosiengfiao is a gamer, cosplayer, photographer, and singer. She sings for the band Midnight Meetings. Moreover, the celebrity is known for working with Berry, SEGA’s Love, and IPVG-EGames Zhu Xian Online Game. Both she and big sister Alodia started cosplaying when they were teenagers.
The Gosiengfiao cosplayer is also one of the influential vloggers in the Philippines. After the consecutive typhoons destroyed many parts of the Philippines, a number of Filipino vloggers helped the victims through donations and relief activities. A previous KAMI report shared about Donnalyn Bartolome donating her latest vlog earnings to typhoon victims. Another was Ivana Alawi who went to Isabela and Cagayan to distribute relief goods.
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