Two international beauty bloggers took offense on the Facebook post of Leyte Normal University that used their photos as examples of “improper grooming for men.”
Bretman Rock Sacayanan or Bretman Rock and Manny Gutierrez or Manny MUA questioned the post on separate posts on Twitter. The post has already been deleted.
Bretman, who was born in Ilocos and raised in Hawaii, posted a screenshot of the deleted post on Twitter and questioned in jest how an outfit can affect the learning of students.
First of all, my outfit is so cute… and second of all how will wearing that affect a students learning, and why that picture I have cuter lewks lol pic.twitter.com/Ga6K3myPdr
— Bretman Rock 🐢 (@bretmanrock) January 17, 2019
He also asked the reason for choosing that particular photo of him. He was wearing a tucked polo shirt that is partly unbuttoned to show off his chest.
The popular 20-year-old YouTube vlogger features makeup tutorials and funny moments with his sister and niece on his channel.
Manny expressed his disappointment that the photo of him wearing makeup is being set as a bad example to the youth.
“Yes they’re using me as an example of what NOT to do at school… a school having a problem with a man wearing makeup?” he said as a response to a user who tagged his name in another tweet.
I’ve been tagged in this so much today… yes that’s me… yes they’re using me as an example of what NOT to do at school… a school having a problem with a man wearing makeup? Shockinggggg 🙄🤦🏻♂️ https://t.co/2BuWZQXxOK
— Manny MUA (@MannyMua733) January 16, 2019
Manny is a popular American makeup artist that owns his own cosmetic line called Lunar Beauty.
Bretman and Manny’s images were put under the “improper grooming for men” section.
Bretman and Manny’s fans, both Filipinos and foreigners, perceived that the school’s use of the photos are discriminating.
Apparently manny is not the appropriate reputation for leadership or higher professional service 🙄 even though he built his own brand, following, and company off of his makeup skills and individuality. pic.twitter.com/EzIy6ryfyk
— Savannah (@vannagardikis) January 16, 2019
Meanwhile, some Filipinos pointed out that nearly all educational institutions in the Philippines follow the same the rules stated by LNU.
See thats the thing, this tweet raised mayhem because it is being critizised by different point of views internationally, the sad part? Its not just this University. MOST, if not All Universities and Colleges in the Philippines follow the exact same guidelines.
— Aira (@nikki_unika542) January 17, 2019
They also shared experiences related to the haircut policy wherein school administrators cut off their locks.
It's sad but every school does this in the Philippines, my hair was cut without my permission during an exam, it wasn't even that long it's just about to cover up my ears, with shame , i walk out of school because my hair was uneven and everyone was laughing.
— CRIS | TS7 🌈 (@crisbryanvilla) January 17, 2019
The university has yet to issue a statement regarding the post.