In this file photo from December 2018, the countdown clock to the country’s hosting of the 2019 Southeast Asian Games is activated at the Bayanihan Park in Clark, Pampanga.
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My Pami(ly): Netizens mock SEA Games anew
Luisa Morales ( - January 11, 2019 - 10:13am


The mascot, Pami, received flak on social media, with netizens saying it lacks creativity.

Once again, the 2019 SEA Games became the butt of jokes from netizens following the release of 'Pami', the biennial games official mascot for the year.

'Pami', described as a "smiling sponge ball-type figure", gets its name from the Filipino word Pamilya, and much like the games' official logo drew a lot of flak on social media. 

SEA Sports News tweeted a photo of the mascot on Tuesday and it didn't take long for netizens to react.

Similar to the official logo of the meet, people weren't exactly happy with how the mascot turned out.

People criticized the design abundantly on Twitter, with users calling out what they said was a lack of creativity.

Some netizens, meanwhile, reacted to the mascot through memes.

Twitter users also commented on the name 'Pami', using word play and referencing Janina San Miguel's infamous Binibining Pilipinas 2008 answer.

Needless to say, netizens were less than happy with 'Pami'. 

Will the reaction spark a design change? Or will netizens warm up to 'Pami' eventually?

The 2019 SEA Games will be held in Clark this December.

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