Judy Ann Santos responded to a basher who made derogatory comments about Mindanao.
The actress top-billed this movie, which is an entry to the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF). It ran from December 25, 2019 to January 7, 2020.
Last week, Judy Ann used her Instagram account to enumerate the cinemas that were still screening her MMFF 2019 entry.
In Mindanao, Judy Ann was cast as a Muslim mother taking care of her cancer-stricken daughter.
In the caption of her Instagram post, Judy Ann expressed her gratitude for the three cinemas that were added to the list.
The actress wrote: “Yaayyyyy!! May tatlong nadagdag sa mga sinehan!!! Kaya pang humabol mga kapatid!! #mindanao”
In the comments section, a netizen belittled Judy Ann’s film for doing poorly at the box-office.
The netizen also claimed that Mindanao was a worthless film or "napakawalang kuentang pelikula."
The basher wrote in the comment: “Napakawalang kuentang pelikula at wala kayong kinita sa takilya!!!!!!!!!!” @officialjuday tuwang tuwa kapa at nadagdagan ang pelikula mo mahiya ka sa balat mo isa ka talaglang FLAPSINA QUEEN!”
“Flapsina” is slang for “flop.”
Judy Ann responded to the basher: "thank you! Mababaw kasi kaligayahan ko e. [laughing emoji]”
It turns out the basher initially used the handle @threepointerguy and later on changed it to @misterdaks2020.
Meanwhile, Judy Ann’s supporters slammed the basher over the nasty comment.
Here are some of the comments defending Judy Ann and her MMFF 2019 entry, Mindanao:
The MMFF executive committee recently released the total box-office gross of the 45th edition of the annual December film fest.
Ticket sales reached over P955 million, which is P45 million shy of its P1 billion target.
The top four films in terms of earnings are (in no particular order): Miracle in Cell No. 7; The Mall, The Merrier; 3pol Trobol: Huli Ka Balbon!; and Mission Unstapabol: The Don Identity.
The four other remaining movies are Sunod, Write About Love, Culion, and Mindanao (which bagged 11 awards, including Best Picture).