Nowadays, influencers and personalities can find themselves at the center of controversy just because of something they said online.
This is why YouTube vlogger Jeremy Sancebuche, popularly known as Mimiyuuuh, hopes that other social-media influencers like him will find time to think first before saying something on social media.
Mimiyuuuh shared his thoughts about controversial internet stars in an exclusive interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) on Tuesday, September 1, for Lazada's 9.9 Big Brands Sale.
"Siguro po we really need to think extra hard if iyong mga ipo-post po natin ay medyo sensitive," the 23-year-old vlogger said.
He continued, "Lalung-lalo na po na marami na po ang 'woke' at may mga kaalaman sa social media.
"Lahat po ng mga pino-post natin ay may kaakibat na responsibility kaya always think before you click."
It is especially important to make sure that whatever you are posting is correct. This is why Mimiyuuuh believes influencers and netizens alike should not feel forced to speak up on societal issues, especially if they are not fully informed about the issue at hand.
It is a responsibility that fans and followers should also take, as Mimiyuuuh explained, "For me po, we should not force people to speak lalung-lalo na po kapag wala silang knowledge about certain topic.
"Kasi iyong maling information po na puwede nilang masabi may lead to misunderstanding, especially if you have a big number of following.
"Sa tingin ko po, magpasalamat po tayo sa mga taong hindi takot gamitin iyong platforms nila at bigyan po natin sila ng suporta."
Mimiyuuuh also reminded other influencers to be sincere with their apology, should they find themselves in the wrong.
He said, "If nagkamali po, say sorry with your all your heart 'tapos huwag na po ulitin. Good vibes lang!"
Mimiyuuuh admitted it has been a challenge to stay motivated and inspired during the quarantine.
The vlogger said there was a time he struggled to create content for his fans and YouTube subscribers.
He said, "Sa akin po super hard since ako lang po ang nag-iisip ng mga content ko.
"At the same time, ako rin po ang nagshu-shoot 'tapos wala pa pong pumapasok na kasipagan at inspirasyon."
How did he overcome this and keep his creative juices flowing in times like these?
He answered, "What I did was I took a break. Gave myself time to rest. Binged on some Netflix series. Relax!
"Wala namang deadline ang success! Give yourself a break!"
Online shopping also helped Mimiyuuuh to destress.
He said, "Shopping for me is one way to destress lalung-lalo na po na super stressful po ang lockdown for me."
MImiyuuuh is a fashion design graduate from De La Salle-College of St. Benilde. He rose to fame in early 2019, after two viral memes—the "Kahit Ayaw Mo Na" dance and "Dalagang Pilipina" dance challenge—broke the Internet that year.
Mimiyuuuh is currently one of the most-followed Filipino YouTubers with 2.93 million subscribers. He also has 1.3 million followers on Instagram and more than one million followers on Facebook.