As the Philippines started assessing the tremendous damage wrought by Super typhoon Yolanda, Netizens were also caught in a storm whipped up by an insensitive post of a Canadian teacher against Filipinos on Facebook.
“So this means the world is getting rid a whole whack of Phillipino’s about time God cleaned house,” Jax Cote, who listed her occupation as a private elementary teacher and who claimed to have studied at Trent University, said in her Facebook account.
In her Facebook account, Cote listed her place of resident as Vancouver, Canada.
Cote’s post, which went viral on Facebook and Twitter, drew vicious comments.
Her being a good teacher is now under question in Twitter and Facebook after her post went viral.
“Jax Cote, if you ever read this, I pity those students you teach,” renz.Charlie tweeted.
“A teacher should not be posting comments like this. Disgusting!” ed delossantos said.
“I do believe Jax Cote is an ‘uneducated’ educator with values lost somewhere in the middle of the storm,” MaFieH posted.
“Looks like someone is gonna be losing her FB account or even her job!”- Taj Mahal Aquino, tweeted.
From @jaysalvarez: “I hope this person gets to be hit by a tragedy one day. Let’s see hot [how]it feels.”
Cote brought to mind Devina Dediva’s rant against Miss World 2013 Megan Young.
“Miss Philippines is Miss World? What a joke! I did not know those maids have anything else in them,” Dediva posted in her Facebook account.
Her comment drew a flurry of angry responses on Facebook.
Cote’s slur was softened by a comment from CNN about Filipinos.
“Time to get to know the Filipino people…unbelievably resilient, long suffering, good natured, uber friendly, loyal, ingenius, and a bunch of survivors.”
“At the end of the day, the Filipinos will just shake off the dirt from their clothes and go about their business…and SMILE. They do not complain much, they will bear as long as they can.
“Maybe this is why they were given the ‘privilege’ of bearing the burden of the strongest typhoon ever recorded. The indomitable human spirit at its finest,” CNN said.