The blog's original purpose was for Brian to exert pressure on DJ to give back his money (which he lent to DJ for the purposes of business investments, which turned out to be fraud ones). In his blog, Brian details first-hand accounts of Manila's high society, implicating the Embassy Superclub as a haven for coke addicts, socialites Celine Lopez and Tim Yap of being drug users, and tales of sex, lies, betrayals, and scandals.
I personally came across the blog through my friend Joe's blog. I've been following it daily ever since.
Brian's blog gets an average of 50,000 individual hits daily, a number that most bloggers can only fantasize about. This is partly due to the revelations he has made about Filipino high society. Unfortunately, I have noticed that many things have gone wrong.
The majority of Brian's supporters are well-meaning sympathizers, but some of those who post comments are doing no less than character assassinations. We do not know 100% if Brian's allegations are true. However, I believe everyone gives him the benefit of a doubt. A lot of people's hatred towards the high society have also surfaced, with many of Brian's supporters flaming Montano and Lopez in particular. To be fair, this gang up is quite ridiculous. I know that many Filipinos who say the things they did about those people would not dare to go up to them in person and say it straight to their face. But each to his own.
As a reader of Brian's blog, I do sympathize with him. I really do feel for his cause. After all, losing your life's savings while sick with AIDS is no laughing matter. However, I also believe that posting the secrets of the Gucci Gang (the name Brian calls Montano's group of socialites) is what it should have stayed as (thus putting the pressure on Montano to pay back), and not massive character assassinations. But that's me. I do not believe in stooping down to the level of calling my targets names, insulting their parents and family, and a host of less-than-civilized actions, of which Brian is guilty of.
Yes, he was wronged. I believe Brian Gorrell is a good person who is desperate to seek justice. However, I also believe that the freedom to post and say anything you want should be tempered with responsibility. Come on Brian! We all know you're much better than that!
Go Team Brian! :)
The Talented Mr. Montano
I suggest reading the posts on the left side first, the ones chronicling how the events unfolded.
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