- A female influencer has just earned the ire of many netizens after looking down at an artist
- She wanted an artist to make her a portrait akin to that of Catriona Gray's but would not pay the premium
- What she wanted was to give the artist a "shoutout" as a form of payment
Netizens became unforgiving towards a female influencer who simply demeaned an artist, Hans Alcanzare.
KAMI learned that the said female influencer contacted the artist and asked how much would be the cost of a portrait, the same as to what the artist did to Catriona Gray.
She even told the artist that she needed the portrait by next week.
Of course, the artist gave the influencer the dimensions and the corresponding price which was P15,000.
When the influencer saw the price, she became "shocked" and considered the price to be expensive.
She claimed that she is an influencer and she would have made a "shoutout" for the artist in exchange for the portrait.
What made it worse was that she said that what the artist was doing was just "madali."
She then blocked the artist and the latter took it as an opportunity to make people aware about how the said influencer looked down on his profession.
The artist penned this:
"Hi Ma’am thank you for blocking me so I have now the opportunity to post this. My work might be just a piece of shape, curve and shade for you. But for me, I consider it as my greatest workmanship and able to call it my own “Masterpiece”. I respect you as an influencer and I have nothing against with it coz’ I know that’s how you do for a living. But, I know you are getting paid for the product placements and endorsements as an influencer so please, don’t expect me to do something for free.
I hope you understand that I invest so much on my art materials, time, energy and effort. Getting a shoutout doesn’t even pay bills or fill an empty stomach. Please don’t look down on us (artists) and on our arts. Thank you! ☺️☺️☺️"
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