That MOA Globe "Incident" Is A PR Stunt and Not Everyone's Amused

The "conspiracy" started on Saturday night.

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PHOTO BY Omell Cruz (via netflix)

(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.

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Also read: Netflix's Red Notice Doesn't Take Itself Too Seriously and You Shouldn't Either

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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.

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The crazy SM MOA globe publicity stunt generated a lot of memes, as usual:

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But other people online are not too amused, especially with everything that's been going on in the news:

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Do we really need more #fakenews?

People already called it even before the big reveal.

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Preach!

People thought it's about IKEA.

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All these diversion.

Ah, news has already been crazy, right?

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