Netizens questioned the double standard between businessman Tapalord and drag queen Pura Luka Vega who are both known for cosplaying Jesus Christ.
Before Pura, there was ‘Tapalord’ who received criticism on social media after he released a video of him acting as Jesus Christ during his crucifixion while dancing ‘Tang Ting Tang Ting’.
While Tapalord had received thousands of negative comments from the faithful, the vlogger didn’t catch the attention of politicians and government officials to be declared persona non grata like Pura.
Meanwhile, Pura’s world became smaller as he was continuously being banned in different parts of the Philippines including Cebu City, Dinagat Islands, Occidental Mindoro, Manila City, Laguna, Bukidnon, General Santos City, Floridablanca in Pampanga, and Taboso.
Marlon even made a post declaring himself as ‘safe’ from persona non grata declaration.
Several netizens noticed the said double standards, saying that Marlon should also receive the same treatment as Pura.
“Kapag si Pura Luka Vega galit na galit kayo. Pero kapag si Marlon Tapalord, okay lang,” netizen Kim said.
“Grabe yung Tapa Lord na nagcocosplay as Jesus Christ di man lang kinocallout lol puro minus ligtas points na joke and haha reacts lang pero kay Pura Luka Vega, galit na galit kayo,” netizen Noelle remarked.
Despite the comparison made by several netizens, Marlon and Pura remained friends and expressed their support for each other.
“Alam naman naten na ang sagot sa mga tanong na yarn. Kung ang Diyos nga mapagpatawad, tayo pa kaya. Pero seriously I hope na hindi ka maapektuhan ng isyu,” Pura told Marlon.