The local girl who went viral for the hashtag “#SiBodohKauDengarSini” wasn’t having it when she found out that people have been using the phrase without consulting her first.
The Twitter user, @yarafaee_, quoted a tweet from a business account which was selling T-shirts with the aforesaid hashtag printed on it. “Hi, I don’t remember you asking for my permission?” she wrote.
Refusing to stay silent after receiving widespread backlash from netizens, the girl defended herself by clarifying that she had no plans to trademark the hashtag because “those are common words”. “There are other business owners who have the courtesy to contact me asking if they could profit out of it. Not just one. And I said ‘No’ to them. Hence it is unfair for me to say ‘No’ to one, but ‘Yes’ to others,” @yarafaee__ shared.
In another thread, the netizen explained, “The reason why I disagree with the plan of selling shirts using the phrase is simply because ‘si bodoh’ is not a proper and nice phrase to be used and I personally believe it will be reflected on me since at the current moment the phrase is mostly affiliated with me.”
Fellow members of Twitterverse left various remarks in response to the whole drama. In this case, a lot of them slammed @yarafaee__ over her “petty” act. A commentator criticised her for making an issue out of something so petty, with the hashtag “its not even an artwork”.
Another social media user chimed in by leaving a savage reply, “I can see you are just as stupid as the ‘Harimau Menangis’ owner“. For those interested, feel free to read some of other reactions that we found below:
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