It’s all fun and games until humor starts taking a less humorous turn and starts degrading people.
am I the only one who thinks that 'tomboy na mataba' jokes are offensive and getting out of hand…
— Xamantha (@asdisenxamantha) February 25, 2018
Anna’s Online Store has been a digital sensation for its remarkably funny no-holds-barred conversations with customers, showing a girlboss attitude to everyone who even tries of committing an injustice to her shop.
Everyone, except, the “matabang tomboy”.
On-Hand. Tomboy na Mataba items. Cash On Delivery. Yep! Still Available. Questions? Dm us. pic.twitter.com/dFeT4j8qhe
— Anna's Online Store (@OnlineStoreAnna) February 22, 2018
We’re no saints. We giggled at the first Atlantis post, but after being on the Internet for quite a while, we’ve seen the others and we’re not too amused about the jabs at the lesbian/transman community. Some pass off as discriminatory posts which stereotype these individuals, and we’re tired of the “gf ng tomboy” ones too.
It’s spreading like wildfire and people have made their own memes about it:
hurry!!! hurry!!! hurry!!!
tomboy (na mataba)
to be assigned in: xeroxan
for interested applicants send us your cv and 1×1 whole body picture pic.twitter.com/6n46IyUC0D
— Jobxz PH (@JobxzP) February 24, 2018
And well, we’re sick of the homophobic comments.
degrading "mataba na tomboy" posts and pages are suddenly cool and here i sit confused as to why 🙁
— jg (@gailtorade) February 26, 2018
"mataba na tomboy" memes is just butch-phobia
— chang (@tiyangchang) February 27, 2018
"Tomboy na mataba" jokes are upsetting. Like, um, I don't see "fuccboi na tingting" jokes, or the "ate girls na puro croptop at high waist na shorts" like stop criticizing ppl abt how they dress jusq pake niyo ba
— Ultraviolet (@denehfredeluces) February 26, 2018
Why memes talking about "tomboy na mataba" and "feeling may tite" is never amusing but offensive. Do you really want to talk about that?
— MCHLL (@michsilog) February 26, 2018
Body shaming and making fun of someone’s sexual orientation all in one?
I don't get why you have to make fun of someone's sexual orientation. It just doesn't appeal me. And also body shaming them? You think "Tomboy na mataba" is funny? Damn you're a fucking idiot.
— maki (@xunderthegunx) February 26, 2018
We don’t know about you guys, but we’re not for the hype on stereotypes. Is sharing that post going to do anything to fix your life? No? Thought so.