“My Amnesia Girl” Wikipedia Page Gets Title Change Amid Backlash From “Toni Talks”
The Wikipedia page for the 2010 romantic comedy »My amnesic daughter”Was edited after its main star Toni Gonzague drew criticism for putting forward the defeated running mate Bongbong Marcos on his YouTube vlog before.
A Twitter account noticed that the entry for the film Star Cinema in the free online encyclopedia was edited under the title “My Marcos Apologist Girl”.
Toni’s name has also been changed to “Toni Gonzaga na DDS at Marcos Apologist”.
DDS stands for “Diehard Duterte Supporters”, the staunch supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte. It’s also a nod to the Davao Death Squad, a self-defense group allegedly accused of carrying out summary executions of criminals.
Twitter account @AltKapuso noticed the changes and shared them on the microblogging platform.
SINONG NAGEDIT NG WIKIPEDIA NG MA AMNESIA GIRL HAHAHAAHAH. pic.twitter.com/o6deOC00jH
– ALT KAPUSO (@AltKapuso) September 21, 2021
Some Twitter users claimed it was also edited to label the actress a “religious hypocrite.” She is known for sharing and quoting Bible verses on social media.
– miss Kento (@larcherlune) September 21, 2021
The same film also appeared on Centenary of cinemasocial media accounts from September 21, the day believed to be the day the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos placed the country under Martial law 49 years ago.
But historians said it was felt on September 23 as the late senator. Benigno Aquino Jr. “Was still able to give a speech of privilege” on September 21.
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Meanwhile, the microcinema on its Facebook page mentioned Toni’s film and reminded Filipinos to “never forget the atrocities of the Marcos dictatorship.”
“Almost 11 years ago, ‘My Amnesia Girl’ premiered in Filipino cinemas. The film is now streaming on Netflix, ”he said.
“49 years ago today, martial law was proclaimed by the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos. 34,000 were tortured, 70,000 were detained and 3,240 were recovered or killed without due process, ”added the microcinema.
His post was also filled with hashtags associated with online war cries to counter the historical revisionism of the Marcos. These are “#MarcosIsNotAHero”, “#NeverAgain” and “#NeverForget”, among others.
The microcinema also posted the following on its Twitter account, along with Toni’s movie poster: “Sa panahong gusto nila tayong makalimot, tayo ay umalala.”
Sa panahong gusto nila tayong makalimot, tayo a umalala.
You can watch the films through our virtual cinema: https://t.co/WSwEVG945m#MarcosIsNotAHero #MarcosHitlerDiktadorTuta #Never again #Never forget #KwentoNatinTo #ActiveVista # AVFest2021 #KwentuhanNa pic.twitter.com/1AOZhtFj27
– Centenary of cinema (@ PHCinema100) September 21, 2021
The microcinema on his post also invited Filipinos to streaming movies with martial law themes or those that tackle human rights violations in time for the Active Vista International Human Rights Festival from September 21 to October 10.
The documentaries “Aswang” and “The Kingmaker” and the Cinemalaya films “Respeto” and “ML” would be available to stream online.
Toni recently featured Bongbong on her vlog “Toni speaks“with the title of the episode” The Biggest Lesson Bongbong Marcos Learned From His Father “.
The video immediately won Criticisms from some social media users who reminded him of the atrocities Filipinos suffered when Bongbong’s father put the country under martial law for 14 years.
Young Marcos is also Toni’s wedding godfather when she married the director. Paul Soriano.
She was also asked to interview victims of martial law and the Marcos regime after the viral interview to get their side of the story.
Martial law is the darkest period in contemporary Philippine history which has seen the restriction of civil liberties and the increase in extrajudicial killings, unresolved disappearances, media oppression and economic recession, among others. .
Numerous activists, human rights defenders and civilians have been detained, tortured and killed at a time of impunity.
It was also around the time when the word “rescue,” which originally meant to save, became part of the local language to refer to extrajudicial killings.