Netizen Illocutionary on Celebrity Flexing

J Juanda

ICOBEST 2022 - Empowering World Optimism and Revitalization Through Scientific Framework - ISBN


This study aims to examine the forms of speech act in netizen comments in posts with a tendency to flexing. Speech acts found in netizen comments are illocutionary praise and slurs. The data source used is from social media in the form of Instagram of several celebrity figures such as Wirda Mansur https://www.instagram. com/reelCXQT 976F6YJ/?utm.source=ig_web_copy_link. The method used is a descriptive method, which is to describe the expressions of netizens on celebrity posts. Illocutionary netizens on the post considered that what Wirda was doing was a gimmick. However, there are several posts with a tendency of flexing to get praise from some netizens, such as Atta Halilintar's Instagram post. Recommendations for young people should be able to select posts from celebrities, especially those with a tendency to flexing behavior. The discovery of data that includes felxing like what the actress did when the motorbike broke down preferred to buy a new motorbike rather than having to repair the motorbike to a repair shop. Other forms of flexing such as showing off a luxury house, showing off a crab dish worth 7 million, showing off a flower price of 3 million, showing off a luxury car, showing off a garage that contains many cars, and showing off jewelry. Illocutionaries said by netizens contained satire and some contained praise.

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