In a recent statement by actress and Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. supporter Elizabeth Oropesa regarding the accusations of artists performing at the BBM-Sara Duterte sorties are paid by large fees, she said, “Ipapuputol ko ‘yung dalawa kong paa. Gagapang na lang ako kung binabayaran kaming mga artista kay BBM…”
On March 25, Oropesa expressed her thoughts about how artists come voluntarily to UniTeam’s rallies.
“Natutuwa ako para dun sa mga artistang kinukuha nila (Robredo camp) kasi sigurado ako may TF (talent fee) ‘yan. E sa atin (BBM camp) walang TF. Kusa at dumadating talaga ang mga artista na kahit hindi imbitahan sila pa ang nagttanong kung paano sumama.
"IPAPUPUTOL KO ‘YUNG DALAWA KONG PAA"
Ito ang sinabi ng batikang aktres na si Elizabeth Oropesa matapos akusahan ng ilan na binabayaran umano ng malaking talent fees ang mga celebrity na nagpe-perform sa mga political rally ni presidential candidate Bongbong Marcos, Jr. pic.twitter.com/WlIzvUcAMx
— News5 (@News5PH) March 25, 2022
Some of VP Leni Robredo’s supporters reacted to the actress’s statement.
Talent manager-comedian Ogie Diaz was quick to make a witty tweet. He dared the actress that he’d be willing to cut his manhood if the former would amputate her legs.
Sabi ni Elizabeth Oropesa, ipapaputol niya ang dalawa niyang paa kung di siya nagsasabi ng totoo na bayad ang mga performers sa Leni-Kiko rally. Ako, papaputol ko ang notes ko kung totoong ipapaputol niya ang mga paa niya.😂
— ogie diaz (@ogiediaz) March 25, 2022
Diaz is a frequent host to the Kakampink sorties.
Singer and theater actress Bituin Escalante rallied behind other performers and emphasized that they were not paid to perform, and none of them got compensated.
Ma’am Hindi ko po hihingin na putulin niyo ang dalawa niyong paa. Respeto lang po sa aming mga boluntaryong nagpeperform para kay VP. Hindi po kami bayaran. Wala po ni isa sa amin ay bayaran.
— bituin escalante (@gobituin) March 25, 2022
Director, screenwriter, and actor Rod Singh expressed her condolences to the supposed feet of Oropesa to be amputated.
Kawawang mga paa. https://t.co/iewnh8gN1m
— rod singh | Leni-Kiko 2022 | (@iamrodafrog) March 25, 2022
Some netizens shared and quipped humorously with memes as a reaction to the feet cut-off wager.
— Hyro P. Aguinaldo (@heyrow) March 25, 2022
— Alpha Rapple DappleIapple #LetLeniKikoLead2022 (@LeniKikoPoTayo) March 25, 2022
Then start crawling, you abominable has-been. https://t.co/jxaFkfW5Tg
— Cocoy (@DearestDeadly) March 25, 2022
Cutting off a part of a body, specifically, a portion of a little finger is a Japanese practice of the Yakuza called “Yubitsume” or finger shortening.
It is done as a form of atonement and showing remorse toward wrongdoing or bad act.