That MOA Globe "Incident" Is A PR Stunt and Not Everyone's Amused
The "conspiracy" started on Saturday night.
(SPOT.ph) A few media outlets on Saturday night, reported that the SM Mall of Asia Globe has supposedly gone missing. Yes, that 31-foot steel structure on a roundabout in front of the mall that's been around since 2006. SM Mall of Asia (MOA) management also released a "public notice" at midnight, saying that they are "currently working with authorities in investigating the MOA Globe incident." But as what people online already know, it turned out to be a publicity stunt for the Red Notice, which dropped on Netflix on November 12. This was revealed through the streaming platform's accounts at exactly 12 noon on November 14.
What's dubbed by Netflix as "the biggest con while you were sleeping," the "conspiracy" started when a staged video showing what appeared to be a helicopter hovering over the MOA globe was circulated online on November 13, 11 p.m. More "photos" surfaced well until Sunday morning, including those apparently taken by a taxi driver and a commuter, showing police officers at the scene investigating the "crime"; an aerial footage of the empty board-up by a supposedly drone enthusiast; and even a video of the surroundings by a passerby.
The crazy SM MOA globe publicity stunt generated a lot of memes, as usual:
But other people online are not too amused, especially with everything that's been going on in the news:
Do we really need more #fakenews?
People already called it even before the big reveal.
People thought it's about IKEA.
All these diversion.
Ah, news has already been crazy, right?
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