A famous Tiktok user recently went viral after she made a video on how easy it was to get free stuff if you’re blessed with good looks.
In her video, @_erynamira showed how she and her friend managed to get a free kebab just by dropping a few pickup lines on a server at an Arab restaurant in Bukit Bintang.
In her caption, the user said, “Isn’t it fun being pretty? All you need to do is drop a few pickup lines”.
“‘Do you know what my clothes are made of? Girlfriend material’” was one of the pickup lines used on the waiter.
After several pick-up lines, the waiter returns with two kebabs for the ladies.
Her actions did not sit well with social media users, especially not when a week ago she said she would not date people from a low-income background.
Netizens were quick to call her out on it, many said her actions were distasteful especially when her lifestyle seemed to be pretty flashy.
“You act like you’re rich but to eat shawarma also you need to flirt first”
Pretty privilege is when you don’t even flirt but you still get freebies.
Most of the time it could just be you minding your own business and then the shop owner/cashier says “It’s okay, it’s on me.”
That is pretty privilege. You don’t need to flirt. 😄 https://t.co/yEJ4bPMsjt
— Maisarah Radhi (@maimaimai95) February 5, 2023
Imagine someone gives food to you, and instead of thinking it's because the person is generous, you immediately think it's because you're pretty. Quiet presumptuous, don't you think?
— Arjuna 🍥 (@ArjunaIndera98) February 5, 2023
pretty privilege? more like ability to withstand own's cringeness privilege.
— amelya (@TheMiaJamal) February 5, 2023
However, upon more digging, it is very likely that this video was sponsored by the restaurant to boost its business.
A Twitter user posted a screenshot of a conversation they had with the waiter in the video, in which he claimed that she asked him to act it out and that the entire scene was fake.
This guy is one of my friend dekat ig, i was this close 🤏 untuk maki video ni, tapi nasib aku tanya dulu, urmmm content je . Boringggg.. pic.twitter.com/SgcIIsWg1o
— Untitled (@kidnomanners) February 5, 2023
What do you think? Should content creators be more ethical in producing sponsored materials or should social media users do their homework first before bashing someone online? Let us know in the comments!
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