Prentkovich and Gonkovsky had been planning a vacation in the Maldives for a long timeand thought of a scheme to deceive their subscribers. The bloggers were "caught"
It's been less than a day since the "Maldives adventures" of millionaire Ukrainian blogger Tatiana Prentkovich and her volunteer husband Andriy Gonkovsky went public, but Ukrainians have already forced the couple to change their rhetoric from "we can do it" to "we fully understand that we made a mistake." However, the couple's apology did not seem sincere to their fans and haters.
Moreover, some of the bloggers' assurances have further convinced the public that they are confused by their own lies and continue to deceive the people by inventing "sudden" date shifts and a seemingly spontaneous decision to "spend time with family." OBOZ.UA will tell you what's wrong with Gonkovsky and Prentkovich's apology and what kind of "scheme" their subscribers have revealed.
The other day, a photo of the influencer in the Maldives with her friend Alina Frendiy, children and Gonkovsky, who was supposed to be in Poland at the time and preparing for one of his events, surfaced online. The couple did not deny that the man was vacationing with his family on exotic islands, but made it seem like "they are allowed to go because they let volunteers who have done a lot for the Armed Forces go abroad."
Prentkowich said in personal correspondence that she sees no fault in what happened, as the family simply took the opportunity to relax together due to the postponed date of the event in Poland.
However, a day after the dispute with her subscriber, the blogger suddenly changed her rhetoric and called her reaction "emotional." Like, she was just defending a loved one, so she wrote that she considered such actions normal.
The incident quickly went viral, and by the evening the couple suddenly announced that they realized they were guilty, even though they had managed to manipulate family values.
"When we had the opportunity to spend a week together with our children and family due to the rescheduling of the event in Warsaw, we took advantage of it. Unfortunately, we did not realize the consequences of these actions. We fully realize that we made a mistake and understand the scale of the problem! Morally, we did wrong to other people and families and we sincerely apologize for this," the bloggers wrote.
The lovers said they had drawn all the conclusions and would help the state as actively in the future.
What's wrong with the couple's post and what "scheme" the bloggers' followers revealed
Analyzing the correspondence between Prentkovich and SMM strategist Valeria, we can conclude that the couple initially believed that they were not in danger because of their volunteer work.
In the post with their excuses, the couple pretended that they did not understand the problem of a Maldivian vacation in the midst of war.
However, the subscribers did not believe either the first or the second thesis, and all because they followed the blogger's stories closely. During a flight to the Maldives, Prentkovich took to Twitter to lament how difficult it was to travel with children without her husband.
The followers noted that the Ukrainian woman deliberately lied about being on vacation alone, as she fully understood that her husband was acting illegally.
Further, the subscribers mentioned that at that time, Gonkovsky's blog was posting pre-recorded videos of him in Poland. The couple, according to the subscribers, deliberately created the illusion that they were doing different things.
Also, in the photo posted online, you can see that the volunteer is having dinner in summer clothes, which he has already shown on the blog in the warm season. Ukrainians wondered why Gonkovsky was taking summer clothes to Poland in the dead of winter.
There are other controversial moments that outraged the public: a photo with the wrong date on the computer, the question of how the couple took tickets without booking them in advance, why the table in some photos is set for 4 people if only two adult women were vacationing, and so on.
Summing up, the bloggers' followers concluded that the couple could have planned the trip in advance, faked screenshots with a "postponed date," shot videos from Poland, and made their followers think that Gonkovsky was only going to volunteer.
Ukrainians do not believe that bloggers have the right to use the right to travel abroad for vacation under the guise of the Armed Forces.
Wives of military personnel who defend Ukraine expressed their indignation. They demand that the couple be held accountable according to the law, not "draw conclusions."
Melania Podolyak, the girlfriend of the late Ukrainian hero, pilot of the "Juice" aircraft, addressed Prantkovich from his grave, reminding her that she is "not special." The dying volunteer emotionally explained that taxes and volunteering are a duty and a condition of life in Ukraine, not an achievement that makes her family better than others.
However, there were also defenders of Prentkovich. In particular, her fellow blogger from Ivano-Frankivsk, Sasha Bo. She said that the social media star, who deceived the audience and "protected" the elected official, should not be criticized. The responsibility lies solely with him.
As a reminder, Prentkovich deliberately avoided showing Gonkovsky in the Maldives in her blog, and then convinced people that he could go to the resort because he volunteers a lot.