Vlogger Zeinab Harake and talent manager Wilbert Tolentino have been trending on social media since the latter posted screenshots of Zeinab criticizing other content creators and celebrities, including TV host Robi Domingo.
Zeinab—who has been helping Wilbert grow his YouTube channel—advised the vlogger not to collaborate with Robi because he has no "market". "'Wag 'yung Robi Domingo ha. Walang market dun. Maloka ka dun," she said.
Robi, on the other hand, took the negative comment lightly. On Instagram, he posted a photo of a market with an edited sign that read: "Robi Domingo Public Market."
"Akala mo lang wala, pero MERON, MERON, MERON," he captioned his post, quoting an iconic movie line from the 1988 film "Bata, Bata Paano Ka Ginawa."
In the comments section, Zeinab wrote: "Again I'm really sorry Robi."
Robi responded with three white heart emojis, revealing that all is well.
Zeinab and Robi recently worked together as judges on It's Showtime's Miss Q&A segment.
Zeinab Harake and Wilbert Tolentino's feud
ICYMI, Zeinab and Wilbert started making rounds online when the former posted a cryptic message about someone who "used" her. Netizens in the comments section were quick to speculate that she was referring to Wilbert. In response to this, the talent manager uploaded a now-viral controversial video titled "Ang Rebelasyon" to clear his name.
"Nakita niyo naman ang post ng aking mentor, si momshie Zeinab, maraming nagta-tag sa akin na 'Wilbert user.' Masakit para sa akin 'yung pinost mo at pinabayaan mo na i-fiesta ang pangalan namin. At lahat kami, damay-damay. Gusto ko lang i-klaro ang batikos sa akin," he explained. "Sa mga nag-comment sa akin na user ako, bukal sa kalooban ko, tatanggapin ko ang pagtawag niyo ng "user." Pero gusto ko lang din i-share sainyo na kung user po ako, mas nagamit po niya ako, kaysa mas nagamit ko po siya."
In a Facebook live, Zeinab explained her side of the story, clarifying that her post wasn't about Wilbert. (Read the full story here.)
As of writing, the 23-year-old YouTuber has apologized to the content creators who were dragged into her feud with Wilbert, including her fans.
"Gusto ko lang po sana humingi ng paumanhin sa lahat ng taong napagsalitaan ko ng hindi maganda at sa mga kaibigan kong nadamay sa issue na aking kinasangkutan," the post read.
"Ate Jelai, Ate Alex, Ate Donna, Ivana, Robi, Sanya, Whamos, Toni, Toro Fam, Makagago, Inuts and Sachzna. Hindi po ako magbibigay ng kahit na anong excuse, ang mga nabasa nyo po ay mga salitang nabitawan ko ng hindi ko napag isipan, tao lang din po ako katulad nyo.. Ang ugali kong ito ay hindi tama at dapat kong baguhin. I'm really sorry."