Recently i just blogged about the Diner En Blanc that will be happening on the 30th Aug, next thursday. Was initially very looking forward to it and was stressing on my outfit for this event as i wanna look as good in all white as well. BUT looks like i dun really have to stress that much about it anymore.
Read about the whole incident on what happened here on DanielFoodDiary and Moonberry blog post.
So we are now all OFFICIALLY being UNINVITED. It makes no difference to me whether they invite me or not la. Just wanna take this opportunity to meet up with all my blogger friends and have a great time enjoying ourselves at the event.
Before i continue, i just wanna make my stand clear here. I’m not pissed with the PR company as they are just carrying out their duties. I’m sure they got a shock when they knew that they have to uninvite all the bloggers whereby we’ve already RSVP quite some time ago.
What i’m kinda pissed about is that why are they disallowing us to bring local food for this event? Ain’t local food FOOD as well? why the need to go differentiate if its atas or not? I actually had fun reading what Daniel wrote and noticed that there’s like so many local food that is WHITE in color!
Screen capture of Diner En Blanc’s Facebook reply, source : Danielfooddiary
Sad to say, to the organiser, they find our local food too cheapo, incomparable to their atas food, therefore they are banning local food for this picnic.
Another thing which got me even HOTTER was that they actually uninvited all the bloggers and social media personnel as they say that there’s not enough space for us. YA RIGHT. BULLSHIT! Quoted from moonberry blog :
The Diner en Blanc organizers feel that there is little value in inviting bloggers because they do not regard social media influencers to be that influential anyway.
Initially you said you do not permit local food for the event. After this whole incident made known in the mainstream media and got everyone talking and discussing about it, you replied on your facebook page saying that you ENCOURAGE local food for the event.
Screen capture of Diner En Blanc’s Facebook reply
HARLOW! u think we stupid or what? Don’t treat us like a fool can anot?! So do you still regard social media influencers to be not that influential after this incident?
It’s useless for you to either welcome local food or reinvite those bloggers that you’ve uninvited to the event now.
One good thing that im happy about was that i saved some money from going on a shopping spree to get that WHITE outfit as requested for this event which initially i was kinda looking forward to.