The photo, which was taken at the Pacquiao mansion in General Santos City and was posted on Jinkee's Instagram last July 2, showed two bicycles bearing the high-end insignias Hermés and Louis Vuitton.
"His and Hers," Jinkee wrote on her IG caption when she posted the now-controversial photo.
Media company Inquirer reposted Jinkee's IG photo and featured it on its Twitter post yesterday, July 8.
However, the Kapamilya actress seemed to have found Jinkee’s post distasteful and inappropriate considering the country is suffering from health and economic crisis brought by the Covid-19 pandemic.
The 53-year-old actress retweeted Inquirer’s repost of the photo early today, July 9, to express her thoughts and to appeal to Senator Manny Pacquiao's wife to be a little sensitive in her social media post.
"Alam namin na marami kayong pera," Agot said in her tweet. "At kung ano ang gusto ninyong gawin sa pera na yun, wala kaming pakialam."
She went on: "Pero marami rin ang walang trabaho at nagkukumahog humanap ng pera para may pakain sa kanilang pamilya. Puede ba, konting sensitivity man lang? #nouveau"
Alam namin na marami kayong pera. At kung ano ang gusto ninyong gawin sa pera na yun, wala kaming pakialam.— Agot Isidro (@agot_isidro) July 9, 2020
Pero marami rin ang walang trabaho at nagkukumahog humanap ng pera para may pakain sa kanilang pamilya. Puede ba, konting sensitivity man lang?#nouveau https://t.co/ABCmnHdnyx
Agot's tweet earned mixed reactions from the Netizens.
Some Twitter users were defending Jinkee by pointing out that it is her and her family's right to purchase whatever they want using their own money and that they can share the luxury items they own on social media whenever they want. Some also claimed that Agot was just envious and insecure.
There's nothing wrong about others posting stuff on social media. It depends if someone views it with envy.— M (@mauiwose) July 9, 2020
I see nothing wrong with it. It's their right to post it, and it's your right not to look at it.— oʞAɒƚiT# ɒ|iɒɿꟻ ʏmmoM #VoteNOtoABSCBNFranchise (@CallMeTitaF) July 9, 2020
Napaka negative thinker ni Agot bigyan mo nga pambili ng bike jinkee para ndi naiinggit hahahaha— shawn69 (@shawntots69) July 9, 2020
Inggitera ka lang talaga . hahahaha . kami nga walang makain pero di kami affected eh. May masabi ka lang e no . Inggitera ka ng taon !— Mirasol Dalagan (@butshick) July 9, 2020
Miss A. Its up to them naman kung anu mga bibilhin nila kasi kaya nila and beside they are already helping people eversince hindi nga broadcasting pero simula't simula palang tumutzlong na talaga sila.....bigay mo na sa kanila anu gisto nilang mga bagay na alam nating kaya nila.— kate delacerna (@DelacernaKate) July 9, 2020
Others also called out for not doing the same reprimand to her showbiz friends like Megastar Sharon Cuneta who they said also flaunted her expensive Rolex wrist watch on social media. Another name that was dropped was Heart Evangelista, whom Netizens think also has the flare for showing off high-end possessions on social media. They were daring Agot to call her out, too.
Uy parang rolex ni ate shawie grabe talaga sila.— Perez, Val (@mokmok69) July 9, 2020
Include Heart Evangelista and Ate Shawie also— Alison Pereira (@AlisonPereiraPH) July 9, 2020
Is this applicable to other celebrities as well, like, Heart Evangelista who posts her designer facemasks on social media? Or is this justfor those on the other side of the political divide?— Dion Parcon (@DionParcon) July 9, 2020
TELL THAT TO HEART EVANGELISTA NA EVERYDAY PANAY HAMBOG, SHARON NA PA ROLEX ROLEX at kahit na blueprint ng ipapatayo nyang bahay pinost pa plus sa ibang mayayamang friends mo plus tell that to JANELLA na may utang sa pobreng PA na 3600 pero kahit pina Tulfo ayaw pa rin magbayad!— BreakingTheHabit (@Meowtallicat) July 9, 2020
However, some Netizens have taken Agot’s side. They agreed on the points she raise and even tagged Jinkee as "insensitive", "no class", and "hyprocrite."
Lahat tayo meron blindspot, guilty lahat tayo dyan, but I agree with Miss Agot, that’s why I left FB dahil sa food and brand bragging. I don’t think they’re showing off, minsan di lang natin nakikita mali na pala. Blindspot— Ant•Man (@TonAlba2) July 9, 2020
I love the hashtag, Ms. Agot. 😅— Nemesystem (@Dear_Deadly) July 9, 2020
They missed the part in their Bible studies where humility is taught.— Chester B. Tan (@chesterbtan) July 9, 2020
may gana pang tumira sa Malacanang kahit marami na silang palasyo, tapos magyayabang ng excesses nila sa buhay at mga bobong voters na poor, sila pa rin pipiliin?— Julito Tobias (@jultobias) July 9, 2020
Mas matimbang kasi ang pagiging materialistic nya kesa sa pagiging religious nya kuno. Conflicting sa part nya un dahil hindi itinuturo sa bible na maging materialistic ka. Hypocracy at its finest.— none (@Juelibean) July 9, 2020