Comedian John Lapus and actor Juan Miguel Severo come to the aid of Jennylyn Mercado amid her exchanges with Arnell Ignacio, a huge Duterte supporter.
Ignacio went after Mercado after the latter spoke out against the current administration.
He also blasted the many celebrities who are commenting on politics.
“Kapag nagbibigay kayo ng mga opinyon niyo na hindi niyo inaaral, mabubutata lang kayo, eh, Wag kayong basta lang magpost nang magpost kasi para lang kayong eleganteng tsismosa.” Ignacio said.
Ignacio also replied to Mercado’s questioning of the government’s breakdown on the borrowed money for COVID-19 response.
“Nasaan napunta ang pera’, kita mo tuloy masasabihan ka ‘check-in mo nasa website ‘yan, ‘di ba? Mapapahiya ka pa,” Igancio said.
He advised actors to not ‘jump’ on topics that are irrelevant to their careers because being famous doesn’t equate to having knowledge about politics.
“Payo lang, wag niyo na pasukin ang hindi ninyo linya. You have very successful careers dahil mahusay kayo sa linyang pag-aartista. Do not ever think the power of popularity will instantly translate into mastery of the political jungle. Wawasakin ninyo mga careers ninyo.”
The only thing John Lapus could say was ‘Ay’.
— John Lapus (@KorekKaJohn) August 6, 2020
Juan Miguel Severo pointed out why Ignacio is qualified to talk about ruining careers because he himself has none to speak of.
In fairness to Arnell Ignacio, he's qualified to talk about pagkawasak ng career dahil wala na 'yung kanya. 😃 https://t.co/iUvpGwkcd5
— Juan Miguel Severo (@TheRainBro) August 5, 2020
Mikoy Morales also came to the defense of the actress.
Guys gets ko kung sang ayon kayo at suportado niyo si ate Jen, pero di tayo trolls. Stick to the point tayo.
— Mikoy Morales (@MikoyMorales) August 4, 2020
“Naku inday, kahit maglabas pa sila ng breakdown, panigurado hindi mo rin maintindihan teh! Ok lang naman yan nagsasalita kayo freedom nyo yan pero yong sa tama lang din naman kasi mahirap talaga magpapanggap na matalino kasi mahirap mo yan mapanindigan!!!” the 49-year old said in a Facebook post.
“Malalaking company nga may sariling accountant, ikaw panigurado may accountant karin! Mahirap yan ate…
“Ikaw magaling umarte kasi linya mo yan, yang mga ganyang usapin, linya din nila yan, may kanya2x tayong expertise teh… walang ganun!
“TRANSPARENCY yes!!! Pero ang tanong, maintindihan mo ba? Hindi naman pwd maghahanap kalang pero hindi mo naintindihan, tapos itatanong mo sa expert, so what’s the POINT???
“Kaya tinatawag ang mga artista na mga BOPALS dahil din kasi sa mga post nyo e…” she wrote.
Mercado sees nothing wrong with wanting to learn more about how the country is doing.
Bakit ngayon ay naging masamang katangian ang magusisa at magtanong?
Hindi ba eto senyales na gustong matuto ng isang tao?
If you shame people for asking, how can we learn and grow? pic.twitter.com/LMVDTAI6sB
— jennylyn mercado (@MercadoJen) August 2, 2020
A Kapuso, Mercado has recently been vocal about the issues surrounding the country, even the ABS-CBN franchise renewal one.
She also criticized the different government departments in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, like DOH Secretary Francisco Duque for his incompetence, the recent PhilHealth corruption, and Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque who was spotted sleeping during the State of the Nation Address of President Rodrigo Duterte.