Most people don’t believe in the saying “forgive and forget”. However, if we don’t give people a chance to change, will they ever?
These netizens were upset after a shop used the 7-Eleven Kak Long as a food reviewer. Many felt someone who had overreacted to a simple situation was not fit to help promote a shop. However, the shop owner themselves had a very different take on it.
Last week Thursday (3rd March), a woman went viral on social media for throwing a fit at a local 7-Eleven. Apparently, an employee had accused her son of stealing. Although her son was innocent of the allegation, he did do some property damage. Things calmed down after she apologised for her reaction, but clearly netizens haven’t forgotten her.
Kak Long reappeared on social media again, this time via a TikTok video. Apparently, a local restaurant had got her to review their food. In the video, Kak Long could be seen giving her opinion about the restaurant while her kid hovered around. Although the video was merely about her review, it drew criticism from users.
Many claimed the restaurant had only asked for her review since she had gone ‘viral’ last week. “Please don’t let people like her endorse your business,” one comment said sternly. Others stated they would be boycotting the shop. “Looking at her while she promotes makes me not want to visit the restaurant,” another claimed.
Kak long dh dtang kedai.. Everything ok 👌 chek out FB : lepak village cafe.. Ig : lepak_villagecafe. #kaklong #vairal #7e #7eleven #kaklongkosmetik
However, the owner, M. Ridzuan calmly dealt with the rancid comments. Ridzuan explained that Kak Long was a long time customer of theirs. “She comes every day,” he stated, adding that they could check the restaurant’s Facebook page to verify it. “I’ve known her for a long time now.”
He added that this was an old video, taken before the fiasco at 7-Eleven. “Before this, she was always well-behaved at the shop. But at 7-Eleven she (made a commotion),” Ridzuan wrote. The shop owner acknowledged that she had made a mistake. However, he also emphasised that she had already apologised for the incident. “I understand you are all angry and not agreeable with her ways, but we should throw away the bad. Take (note),” he stated.
Reply to @noorazilawatiabdrahman sikit2 boikot.. Mcd elok je kaya raya… #vairal #kaklong #kaklongkosmetik #tiktok #7eleven
While most netizens seemed insistent on punishing the woman and whoever was associated with her, others did find it in them to forgive her. It seems a bit over the top for everyone to make a big deal out of something when those involved had already declared the issue over. However, perhaps it’s simply human nature.
Sources: Lobak Merah, TikTok (1)(2)
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