In the wake of a highly criticized social media ad, the hashtag #deleteAngkas has taken Twitter by storm, with netizens expressing their dissatisfaction and calling for a boycott of the popular ride-hailing service.
The ad in question has faced intense backlash for its perceived insensitivity, prompting users to share their own negative experiences with Angkas and urging others to delete the app and refrain from using their services altogether.
1/2 Quick story. Nadisgrasiya ako habang nakasakay sa angkas. Gastos ko lahat pati gamot and hospital. And, first time kong nag-absent sa work ng 5 days dahil sa disgrasiya kaya nawala incentive ko for the whole year na perfect attendance. #deleteangkas pic.twitter.com/Hc8sIKqtKA
— J (@DaddyJ_1987) June 11, 2023
— ✨ (@hopeeev_) June 9, 2023
hala truuu ba? for women empowerment? Their company ran an ad promoting incest and unhealthy sexual dynamics. It harm the safe spaces for womens. It has a negative effect especially sa mga kabataan and kababaihan. 🤢 #deleteangkas https://t.co/vgU7MBw5ZY pic.twitter.com/gmNRXkTM3E
— marso (@wengshiebb) June 9, 2023
— Jenella (@Jenellaperez) June 10, 2023
While the hashtag has gained significant traction, not everyone is in agreement. Some users have voiced concern for the welfare of the company’s partner riders, arguing that their livelihoods may be adversely affected by the online campaign.
grabe yung #deleteangkas hahaha sisihin niyo yung social media manager, di yung idedelete niyo na yung app. jusko dami daming riders na gusto lang naman mag hanap buhay nadamay pa hahaha
— moni (@monicaleonah) June 9, 2023
this #deleteangkas shit made me realize, Filipinos on the internet are some of the softest people on Earth
— ジェス/Jess (@itsmeJess410) June 9, 2023
dumbass snowflakes thinking the solution is to #deleteangkas where it would affect thousands of Filipinos. The problem is the social marketing team and they need to get fired. But don’t take away the livelihood and convenience it gives. ang OA niyo.
— Jin Cillao (@JCillao) June 9, 2023
Angkas, led by businessman George Royeca, has already issued a public apology and took down the controversial ad.
— Angkas (@angkas) June 9, 2023
As the online discourse unfolds, Angkas finds itself at the center of a social media storm, navigating the complexities of public opinion and the potential consequences it may have on their brand and customer base.