It’s easy to say mean things to people who did something you totally disapprove of (the CEO who put up a billboard just to ask a certain actress out for coffee is getting as much, if not more, flak than support for the gesture). It’s even easier to do it to famous people, whose jobs practically put them in a position for unapologetic, public scrutiny.
On the one hand, celebrities can’t control what people think or say about them. But they’re human, just like everyone else. And thanks to social media, they can just as quickly call out their bashers when the criticism gets too harsh. From downright bullying to opinionated word vomits, we rounded up some of the worst words thrown at celebs this year, and how they chose to handle the hate. Maybe we can all learn a thing or two from them.
1. Anne Curtis. Like many Filipinos, the It’s Showtime host has made her love for Goblin and Gong Yoo very clear on social media. But not everyone appreciates it when she does. This what she has to say:
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2. Nadine Lustre. The actress went on a Twitter tirade over rumors linking her boyfriend, James Reid, to her best friend after this picture of them hugging circulated online.
She makes it no secret that she’s very protective of her friends.
And lamented how the issue was causing unnecessary stress even to her true, well-meaning fans.
But rather than let the bashers get to her, she channeled whatever anger she had to something much more fun.
3. Neil Arce. Angel Locsin, made headlines last month when she went to provide relief goods to those affected in Marawi City. She also caused a stir among netizens, who not only questioned the actress' intent to help but also criticized how much media coverage she got for going there. The film director, who's reportedly dating Angel, took to Facebook to defend her and clarified what really happened upon her arrival.
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4. Frankie Pangilinan. As reported by Tito Boy on Tonight With Boy Abunda, Sharon Cuneta’s eldest daughter got her first-ever negative comment on social media. It showed up on her Instagram account, but had since been deleted.
Her response, though, is still on Twitter. And WE are living for it.
5. Alex Gonzaga. When Alex was still hosting the first ever season of I Can Do That, one netizen tweeted about his annoyance of the 29-year-old. He did however, compliment her fashion sense. Toni Gonzaga’s sister didn’t seem to take it too hard, and poked fun at the issue.
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