Jormiel Labador defended his brother Rendon Labador from fashion influencer Bryan Boy, who recently criticized the latter for promoting his ‘motivational rice.’
It can be remembered that the issue started when the newly-opened restaurant by Rendon received criticisms because of the pricing of their extra rice, which costs P100.
Rendon made a creative way to address the issue, giving a branding to his expensive rice and challenging the netizens to work hard to afford it.
Bryan then made a video making fun of Rendon’s videos, saying that the motivational rice was not expensive enough compared to ‘Gucci’ Rice.’
The fashion vlogger claimed that Gucci rice costs 20,000 euros or 1,212,000 pesos.
“Medyo matagal na kong hindi nakikisawsaw sa problema ng mahihirap.” Bryan said.
“Para sa akin po, hindi po nakaka-motivate ang 100-peso motivational rice. Kung ‘yan lang po ang future ko ‘Oh my God’ nakakatakot, ayoko niyan. Yung standards ko po, medyo mataas. And I’m talking about my present!
“Yung rice namin galing siya ng Gucci. Bale yung one kilo ng rice, this is 20,000 euros. Kayo na po mag-convert kung magkano sa pesos.
‘Yan po yung rice na ginagamit namin to make chicken arroz caldo… So no, hindi po ako namo-motivate ng 100 pesos, dito po tayo sa 20,000-euro Gucci rice,”
Jormiel was visibly disappointed with the statement made by Bryan, saying that the latter should not involve the poor people in his statement.
“Bakit niya dinadamay ‘yung mahihirap? Pwede ka namang magyabang pero wag mo ng idamay ang mahihirap,” said Jormiel “Alam mo ang pagiging mahirap, walang masama diyan as long as gumagawa ka ng tama, as long as nagta-trabaho ka ng maayos,”
“Bakit mo dinadamay ang mahihirap, bakit mo sinasabi na mahirap sila.. Kasalanan ba nila na naging mahirap sila? Sa hirap ng panahon ngayon hindi mo na kasalanan kung maging mahirap ka,” he added.
He also expressed doubts about the existence of Gucci rice and challenged Bryan to show any evidence to prove his claims.
As of writing, Bryan has yet to respond to Jormiel, who’s known for being the opposite of his brother.