Dear selfish and self-absorbed local cosplayers and anime fans,
Yes, I called you selfish and self-absorbed — because you are. Just because a highly anticipated local event was cancelled almost last-minute (out of respect for the tragedy our nation has suffered and is still suffering from), it does not give you the right to vent on social media about the “unfairness” of it all.
Yes, you have spent sleepless nights slaving away on your costumes. And yes, this is probably the only chance you have of seeing MAY’N live if you can’t fly overseas to catch her in Singapore or Japan. But those “life-changing tragedies” are small, tiny, FUCKING MINISCULE compared to the suffering that our fellow countrymen are going through in storm-torn Visayas.
Animax (through their mother company Sony) is giving JPY 15,000,000 or roughly PhP 7,500,000 in cash donations, and much more in rescue and recovery equipment. They are doing it out of human compassion and social responsibility. But the money has to come from somewhere — and part of that will come from postponed events, lower spending on advertising, and other cutbacks.
Do you still think they are being unfair for cancelling the event? Didn’t think so.
I know that the event organizers could have taken a different direction — like turn the event into a fundraiser or charity auction, but in the end it is their decision (and their mother company’s) to hold or NOT hold Animax Carnival 2013. However we, as fans and event participants, should learn to act with maturity and respect that decision. Whining like babies on social media is the exact opposite of that.
So suck it up and STFU. If you really want to go to the Carnival, there is always next year.
No love, me.