Businesswoman Datin Vivy Yusof has found herself in the middle of controversy, just for replying to a controversial statement posted by fellow entrepreneur Aleeya Zailan.
In her previous post, Aleeya complained that the poor will only become richer once they received the financial aid from the government, and will become “jobless” after the end of the movement control order (MCO) period.
The Fashion Valet co-founder appeared to agree with Aleeya’s comment. In this case, Vivy believes that the contribution isn’t long term, and everything will return back to normal following the conclusion of the MCO.
Unexpectedly, the conversation between the two has in turn caught netizens’ attention, with most of them slamming both Vivy and Aleeya with negative comments for their insulting remarks towards the B40 class people. Vivy’s name even trended on Twitter as a result of the massive backlash.
Pretty much disappointed with Vivy yusof
If you guys are very concern about your saving, you probably should stop with shopping very luxury and start to shop just to survive. During this pandemic, NONE of us can live in luxury. Neither T20, M40 or B40. So be smart. https://t.co/P10pxmmFFq
— 🥂waiting for Fugou Keiji (@odasaku_ranpo) March 29, 2020
I used to like Vivy Yusof and I do respect her. But the way she address this issue while sound condescending towards the B40 is really a big no no. That shows how unemphatic you are towards the people in the lower social class.
— Aimon⭐ (@Aimonnn_) March 29, 2020
vivy yusof and the aleeya zailan idek who are both cancelled. being fed with silver spoon since birth, no empathy at all to the b40.
— dally (@dahlyaqstna) March 29, 2020
@vivyyusof and bad statement are inseparable. Classic entitled @vivyyusof your shoes is much more expensive than rm1600 B40 getting for two month. Trending on twitter. Keep up 🤣 pic.twitter.com/C5hog2yTve
— SzaMelissa (@SzaSxa) March 29, 2020
Fuhh RMO brings out the worst attitudes from these so call retis malaysia, vivy yusof, aleeya zailan (but srsly, who is she?), T20 ppl. It costs zero cent to hv a lil bit of understanding/consideration towards B40’s struggle life
— cha ⁷ (@nrshfiqah_) March 29, 2020
Si vivy yusof ni membuktikan yg kau kaya pandai study abroad speaking london 24/7 doesn’t mean you ada sense of humanity. Malu wehh org kaya tapi busuk hati hasad dengki dgn org besye2 mcm kita semua.
— فايزن رازالي (@pezangzali) March 29, 2020
Soon after that, Vivy took to her Instagram to clear the air. The 33-year-old publicly apologised for her offensive remarks online. She further clarified that she wasn’t agreeing with the Aleeya’s first statement but instead with the latter one, as seen in her Instagram post below.
On the other hand, Aleeya’s Instagram has been set on private mode, possibly to avoid further attacks from keyboard warriors. For those interested, read Vivy’s posts on social media here:
Anything on the internet can be twisted and misinterpreted these days. At least Vivy was bold enough to address the issue head on.