ICYMI, a non-showbiz bachelor named Christian “Xian” Gaza went viral over the weekend after posting a photo of himself looking at a billboard which appeared to be a coffee date invite to Erich Gonzales.
“I can’t even espresso how much I like you a latte. Will you… drink coffee with me?” the billboard read.
He posted this photo with a caption: “They say it’s first time in Philippine history. I say: That’s how special you are to me. @erichgg , will you drink coffee with me? #PleaseSayYesErich#CoffeeWithErich.”
In a message sent to Darla Sauler, the actress who is currently on vacation said: “Hi Darls!!! 🙂 How are you? Hahaha!!! Ang cute ng effort ni Kuya. It’s fine. Let’s see when I get back. There’s nothing wrong naman if we talk over coffee, pero dapat kasama ka. Hahaha!!! See you soon Darls!”
Some found the gesture romantic, but the Twitter world considered the move to be creepy.
post ni Xian Gaza 😭😭😭😭😭
gusto ko din ng happy hello day ko 😢💓
— jepper (@_jenniferdiola) June 19, 2017
AKO LANG BA O ANG CREEPY TALAGA NI XIAN GAZA A.K.A. ERICH GONZALES' ADMIRER???????? DI AKO NATUTUWA SA MGA POSTS NIYA ABT ERICH TBH CREEPY 😭
— Roggee Ann (@deshauna_molina) July 3, 2017
This Xian Gaza thought he's doing a grand gesture w that billboard and all. He's just actually being creepy and downright rude. 😒
— Shaima M. 🌿 (@docshymee) July 4, 2017
Xian Gaza's only interaction ever with Erich was taking a selfie with her AND SUDDENLY she's what his "heart truly desires" 🙄🙄🙄 pic.twitter.com/2odjqihNsF
— Nathania Chua (@PilosopoTanya) July 3, 2017
That guy who asked Erich out on a date through a billboard is so creepy. Why cant he just love hopelessly from afar like a normal person
— Parvati (@teztikelz) July 3, 2017
The plot thickens after a Twitter user named DewanieCatapang posted an exposé thread about how Xian Gaza scammed her on July 4, Tuesday.
“BTW, this guy is XIAN GAZA everyone! I know this guy personally coz I worked for him once and he scammed us all! Hahaha,”she wrote.
BTW, this guy is XIAN GAZA everyone! I know this guy personally coz I worked for him once and he scammed us all! Hahaha https://t.co/zAdxhjJiMS
— Dewanie Catapang. (@waniedoo) July 4, 2017
Dewanie said that the move is just Xian’s way to become viral.
“THE THING IS, THAT MOVE IS NOT FOR ERICH, IT’S FOR HIS SELF (sic). HE WANTS TO BE VIRAL. THAT’S HIS REAL GOAL.”
Aside from the billboard, she claims that Xian scammed them in a project that was supposed to benefit the victims of Yolanda.
“He hired us under the marketing team of THE HAIYAN SHIRT PROJECT. Mga shirt ‘to na binibenta tapos ang funds mapupunta daw sa Yolanda victims.
“LAGI SIYANG NAG CHI-CHANGE TOPIC O DI KAYA BIGLANG NAWAWALA TAPOS MAGPAPARAMDAM AFTER ILANG DAYS ULIT. DI NIYA RIN KAMI BINIGYAN NG SWELDO!
“Wala na akong pakialam if wala akong sweldo, sa utak ko na lang sige lang it’s for a cause! Yung gusto ko lang malaman kung napupunta ba talaga sa Yolanda Victims yung pera! Pero di niya talaga ako masagot sagot! T***** yawa,” she added.
According to the Twitter user, Gaza also courted several celebrities, including Ella Cruz, Liza Soberano, and a Thai actress.
As of writing, Xian Gaza has not formally released any statement regarding the issue.
Screenshots from Dewanie Catapang | Twitter
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