#FireMocha hot topic on social media after gaffe
SOCIAL media users on Wednesday called for the firing of Communications Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson after she taunted opposition leaders to visit the wake of a slain policeman who, as it turns out, had died a year ago.
The hashtag, “#FireMocha,” topped Philippine trending topics on Twitter after users of the service called her out for yet another social media gaffe.
“Calling Leni, Bam, Trillanes at Hontiveros. Kailan niyo dadalawin ito? (When will you visit this?)” Uson wrote to accompany a screen grab of an article published a year ago about a police officer killed in a drug raid in August 2016, along with a photograph of his wake.
Uson was taunting opposition leaders Vice President Leni Robredo, Senators Paolo Benigno Aquino IV, Antonio Trillanes and Risa Hontiveros for visiting the wake of Kian delos Santos, a 17-year-old Grade 11 student who was killed by police in an anti-drug sweep.
Uson briefly set her account to private, and restored it to public status after she deleted the erroneous tweet. But by then, social media followers and critics had already saved screenshots of her tweet and circulated it widely.