Gigi De Lana's phone was stolen in Dubai.
The RISE artist and singer took to Facebook on March 15 to share the unfortunate news.
In her original post, Gigi said she lost her phone when they went to Dubai for the Expo 2020 last March 12. However, some netizens left unsolicited comments that triggered Gigi and called them out.
"Nawala phone ko. And 'di binalik. I tried to locate my iPhone through Find My iPhone. And wala dinala na talaga. And nagpa-help na din ako dito sa Dubai. Don't worry, naka-mark as lost phone, so 'di niya din mabuksan 'yun," she wrote.
Among the comments she found insensitive were those telling her to simply buy a new phone. She was even accused of asking her fans for money. Some even went far to say that they'll wait for the "link," a term usually used referring to R-rated videos in mobile phones.
"'Yung post kasi na ‘yun, para lang gumaan 'yung loob ba. Parang ginawa ko na biro," she explained. "Kasi aminin niyo mahirap mawalan ng phone."
Gigi said that buying a new one isn't in her priorities right now, and would rather use the money for the medication of her mother.
"Una po sa lahat bago ako bumili ng brand new phone, mas uunahin ko medical bills ng mom ko and iba pang pambayad ng bills 🙂 Parang kayo din. Ganun din kayo, ‘di ba? Unless talagang wala na kayo mapaggastusan sa pera niyo," she pressed.
Gigi and her band The Gigi Vibes are currently touring around the Middle East for their "Domination" concert. After their successful show in Dubai, they are now set to perform in Abu Dhabi this March 18, and in Bahrain this March 25.
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