To quote Sheryl Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer of Facebook,
“Voice and power are shifting from institution to individuals… from historically powerful to historically powerless.”
This is very real in the case of the recent SM controversy.
Thanks to the power of social media, the SM management has been informed of the controversial T-shirt sold in the mall.
The t-shirt became a hot topic online. According to most netizens’ sentiment, the shirt’s printed text makes fun and greatly devalues the crime of rape, describing it as ‘twisted’ and ‘disgusting’.
A few hours after a picture of the shirt was posted online, SM has released a statement regarding the issue:
The mall has now pulled out the t-shirt and vowed to take appropriate action regarding the sale of the said shirt.