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The internet’s favorite proud Povedan tita is hanging up her pearls for now.
Macoy Dubs, the comedian who created the character of pearl-donning, progressive, Catholic-school educated Aunt Julie, said in a video on Friday, August 21, that he will be taking a break from the character after apparently being “canceled” on Twitter.
“This is Macoy Dubs, but you can call me Aunt Julie, but definitely they don’t want Aunt Julie anymore, they want Macoy Dubs to go back to dubbing, so okay,” he said, slowly removing Aunt Julie’s signature pearl earrings and necklace.
“But hindi ako titigil (I won’t stop). I’m just here to create content, diba (right)? Ang dami nang problema ng earth (the world has so many problems already), why do you guys want to cancel good vibes? I mean, I don’t get you people,” he said.
After thanking those who expressed their support for him, Macoy said “Aunt Julie might take a rest muna (for now). Baka magdilig muna ako ng orchids (I might go and water the orchids first), but I’ll be back. Thank you everyone, keep safe, anak,” he said.
Whoever initially “canceled” Aunt Julie has since been drowned out by the outpouring of support from Macoy’s fans, who expressed sadness at Macoy’s decision.
Twitter darling Kakie Pangilinan was among those who tweeted saying, “I’m so mad at y’all for hurting Aunt Julie like that why couldn’t you just let us be happy.”
Actress Agot Isidro also chimed in saying, “Guys there are very few things that can lighten the load these days at ika-cancel niyo pa ‘yun (and you’ll cancel that too)?”
“I love Aunt Julie and I looove Macky Dubs. sending you love [Macoy],” she tweeted, before telling people to “lighten up.”
Macoy had earlier tweeted that his last video featuring Aunt Julie might be the last in the series.
“Makes me sad because I just want to create videos for entertainment, but just like the dubs I did before, people will still hate you. Aunt Julie can’t please everyone,” he said.
In a subsequent tweet, he said that the same people who “canceled” Julie also “canceled” him in 2019.
“How dare you guys. You’re the reason of my depression and I came back earlier this year but still ganyan (but it’s still the same),” he said.
Macoy, whose real name is Mark Averilla, is known for his impressions of everyday Filipinos – including grumpy government office workers, students from different schools in Metro Manila, the neighborhood gossips, and of course, Aunt Julie.
He was also among the social media influencers who filed a petition against the anti-terror law on July 29. – Rappler.com