After Liz Uy filed six complaints of libel and one complaint of grave scandal against Michael Sy Lim, better known as Fashion Pulis, on November 9, social media was abuzz with chatter about the issue.
In the statement he released on his blog in response to the case filed against him, Fashion Pulis says that "...my post was based on a common truthful observation about her body of work relative to Maine Mendoza of AlDub, which many people other than me also pointed out."
But this is not the first time he has written about Liz on his blog. Was it perhaps the tip of the iceberg?
FashionPulis.com is an entertainment and gossip blog that banks on celebrity sightings, be it on social media or by the paparazzi. It is known for blind items, reports on celebrity issues, and stories on personalities presented in various formats, often under headlines in question form that leave the subject matter open for readers to comment and discuss.
Often likened by his readers to popular entertainment blogger Perez Hilton, Fashion Pulis has written about personalities from local showbiz, social media, politics and the fashion industry. Given the number of people that might feel wronged by his style of writing, it's curious that Liz is only the second high-profile personality to file a case. (Deniece Cornejo filed a libel case against Fashion Pulis in August this year.) We combed through his blog to read his posts on Liz Uy through the years to find out what might have pushed the stylist to speak up.
FAB OR DRAB
His Fab or Drab posts usually contain a photo of a celebrity, asking the readers to decide whether they like the look or not.
Caption This posts literally ask the readers to caption a photo, encouraging them to leave comments. Most of these comments, however, have a negative slant.
BLAST FROM THE PAST
His version of #TBT comes in photos of celebrities from yesteryears.
The keen eyes of Fashion Pulis notice even the most random of comments.
Many comments on Fashion Pulis' blog say Liz is a non-celebrity and does not deserve attention. Comments on his posts, "Like or Dislike: Call Me Maybe Girls for Preview,” “Like or Dislike: Liz Uy, Solenn Heussaff and Isabelle Daza for Stargate People Asia,” and “Fairest of Them All: Bea Soriano, Solenn Heussaff, Anne Curtis, Georgina Wilson and Liz Uy” for example, drew mostly negative comments about the stylist and how she's out-of-place among the It girls, often resulting in insults and the use of foul language.
Some comments from "Like or Dislike: Call Me Maybe Girls for Preview"
Some comments from "Like or Dislike: Liz Uy, Solenn Heussaff and Isabelle Daza for Stargate People Asia"
If this is the sentiment of his readers, why then are there several posts about Liz on his blog and why does he continue to post about her?
Gif by Yayay de Castro