Will "Noynoying" catch on or will it fizzle out? (Screenshot from "Noynoying" Facebook page)
InterAksyon.com reports that in lieu of planking, protesters are now into a (relatively) new protest move called "Noynoying." InterAksyon.com’s Joseph Holandes Ubalde, in his article about this new phenomenon, describes it thus: "Named after President Benigno Aquino III, whose nickname is Noynoy, the new protest form involves a bit of play-acting since it requires people to pick a lazy or laidback pose and then act the same way in a parody of what activists say is the chief executive's attitude towards incessant oil price hikes and other national problems."
Ubalde noted that, at first, Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Edwin Lacierda dismissed "Noynoying" as "propaganda (that) will not sell to the public." However, on Friday, March 16, Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma said it was "degrading." Ubalde quoted Coloma, who explained, "In our view, this is highly inappropriate and we take vigorous exception to this. (Noynoying) is not attuned to the reality that is seen especially with regard to the President's response to climate change and risk reduction."
Meanwhile, a "Noynoying" Facebook page is already up.
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