A satire account tweeted a scathing remark about a party that was hosted at an establishment in Cebu City amid the still raging coronavirus pandemic.
The Philippine Daily Sun‘s tweet read: “Just In: Economy in Cebu booms as rich kids detached from reality have the time of their lives.”
To resemble more of a news report, it also attached a link. Instead of directing users to an article, it leads to a music video of Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up.”
It was posted on June 6 and had since earned over 12,600 likes and circulated more than 4,000 times on the micro-blogging platform.
The tweet was referring to the crowded bar in Metro Cebu, one of the high-risk areas for viral transmissions. A video of the gathering was shared by a concerned resident.
In the video clip, customers did not observe the mandated minimum public health standards against COVID-19 such as physical distancing and wearing of face shields and masks.