Social media personality Alex Gonzaga caused a stir on social media after a video emerged of her smearing icing on a waiter’s face. This was during her 35th birthday celebration in Makati City on January 15th.
Online users deemed her actions insensitive and not humorous.
In the video, the waiter is seen carrying the birthday cake as Alex blows out the candles. She proceeds to smear icing on the waiter’s face in the presence of her husband, Mikee Morada.
Some social media users criticized the actress for her behavior, while others believed that it was simply a prank during the party.
— ʍ乇ω⚘ﾟ (@Shortee3MEW) January 16, 2023
Naawa ako kay kuya dahil hindi dapat niya naranasan ang pagiging bastos ni Alex Gonzaga.
Lastly, magiging pa-victim na naman si atih gurl sa kanyang podcast pustahan 💁🏻♀️ pic.twitter.com/F4kZPpBDgV
— ALTStarMagic 💫 (@AltStarMagic) January 16, 2023
What’s new? Both Gonzaga sisters are trash and crass! No amount of money can change that! 🤢🤮 https://t.co/2mBbZeGscI
— 𝐌𝐢𝐬𝐬 𝐊𝐫𝐢𝐳𝐳𝐲 (@krizzy_kalerqui) January 16, 2023
One of those who expressed joy in the birthday video was Dani Barretto, the daughter of Marjorie Barretto. The video was deleted from her IG Story, but many have made copies that are circulating on social media platforms.
Gonzaga’s career has been plagued by controversies surrounding her attitude. Last year, veteran entertainment journalist Cristy Fermin shared her negative experiences working with actress and TV host Alex Gonzaga. Cristy and Alex previously co-hosted the TV5 talk show “Juicy” alongside IC Mendoza. According to a reports, Cristy expressed sympathy for Alex’s makeup artist.
“Nakakaawa ang make-up artist niyang si Noel na nakaluhod, nakahiga kasi siya habang nagpapa-make up! Abuso siya! The late Alex Gonzaga!” Fermin said.
“Ang executive producer ang kinausap ko. Ipinatanggal ko ‘yung higaan ni Alex. Hindi na niya nagamit ‘yun. Nakakaawa ang make-up artist niya,” she added.
The talk show host shared,”May serye siya no’n kaya palagi siyang late sa ‘Juicy.’ Magkakasama po kami sa ‘Juicy.’ Ang amin pong taping ay nade-delay dahil hinihintay nga po si Alex Gonzaga. Ang kanyang katuwiran, alas kuwatro y medya na raw o ala-singko ng madaling-araw na siyang pinakawalan sa set ng ginagawa niya na kasabay ng ‘Juicy’.”
“Ang katuwiran naming lahat, kung hindi mo pala kayang gampanan ang magkabilang-programa, bitiwan mo para hindi ka nale-late na ang dami-daming tao na naaapektuhan sa pagiging late mo. Tapos darating siya, nakasimangot. Alam naman natin nakasimangot, naka-tsinelas na de-sakbat. Hindi nakagayak. Ganoon na ganoon sa sinabi ni Dina,” she added.
Fermin’s revelation was prompted by Gonzaga’s recent disclosure of her “traumatic” experience working with an older actress in a teleserye.
A video of Dina Bonnevie from that time, in which she alleged that a certain young actress had a “diva attitude,” was circulating again on social media.