Mistaken for BPO Firm, Aegis Band Bashed

Aegis has been bashed on Facebook after the Filipino band got mistaken for the BPO firm, which was slammed online for a derogatory video.

The Aegis Band
The Aegis Band (Facebook)
A certain Talakito Kito posted:

GRABE kAYO AEGIS, SINIRAAN BA ANG PHILIPPINES PARA SA MALAYSIA LANG MAPUNTA ANG MGA CLIENTS SA CALLCENTER. NAPANOOD KO KAYO SA NEWS KANINA. BAKIT NYO SABIHIN PA NA LAGING LUMILINDOL DITO AT BAGYO. GRABE KAYO. DINAKO MAKIKINIG NG MUSICS NYO.

Aegis replied:

Talakito Kito- sana basahin nyo ng buo ang nakasulat, hindi Aegis na banda ang involve kundi Aegis na isang BPO company. At yan ay naka base sa Malaysia, nagkataon lang na magka kapangalan kami.

Aegis bashed

The band has been dragged into the controversy following an online outrage over the business process outsourcing company's latest advertising campaign that caught the ire of netizens.

The ad promoted Malaysia as an investment destination at the expense of the Philippines. The call center firm already apologized and removed the video from its YouTube page.

Aegis (the band) is also suffering the consequences. The group's Twitter account, which was created only last September 18, has been suspended apparently by mistake.

Aegis Twitter suspended