We’ve probably all been bullied or bashed at some points in our lives. I, for one have experienced some teasing and name-calling when I was a kid and I tell you, it wasn’t a very pleasant experience. It got pretty harsh to the extent that I almost got discouraged to continue schooling. Bullying is a serious matter that needs to be addressed. Anyone can be a victim of bullying, especially now in the age of social media, where we basically put ourselves out there for the internet world to see.
Even celebrities get their fair share of bashing. Being public figures, they are exposed to sorts of negative comment and criticisms. This is the very reason why popular love team Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto, known as ‘JoshLia’ among their fans, were really happy and excited to become OPPO F7’s brand ambassadors and spokespersons for the brand’s advocacy against online bashing. The couple can be seen in the brand’s latest TV commercial that tackles the issue of bullying. The message is simple, but would create a far reaching positive impact if we take it into heart – first, do not judge others until you truly know them and second, find and express your real self for the world to see.
Julia mentioned that it was a brave decision for them to make the commercial. She said that it was the first time that the issue of bashing was tackled and that she was really proud and thankful to OPPO for coming up with the concept. Julia admits that the commercial truthfully portrays how she handles bashing in real life – by simply smiling and staying true to her beautiful self. Josh then related that he’s heard of the negative things that people say about Julia, but proved for himself that all of those were wrong when he finally got to know Julia’s true personality.
“This project with OPPO is so timely. We truly believe in the message of the campaign and we’re glad that OPPO has empowered us to the inspiring message of capturing and showing the real you with more people,” added Julia.
“Apart from the relevant message of the campaign, I’m also happy that OPPO chose us to be the endorsers of the F7, which is for me is the pinakamagandang model ng OPPO to date. All the features we want in a smartphone, they brought together in one unit,” Joshua added.
‘JoshLia’ graced OPPO F7’s launch event held last April 19th at the Marriott Grand Ballroom, along with other ambassadors Janella Salvador and Janine Gutierrez. The lovely pair didn’t fail to give everyone in the audience the ‘kilig’ feels with their serious chemistry and sweetness. There’s no doubt that the couple captured and fell for each other’s true beauty.