“I did not intend for this to be a publicity stunt and never wanted the negative attention.”
Ito ang pahayag ni Nathalie Hart tungkol sa kontrobersiyal niyang Instagram post na nagsasabing: “If rape is inevitable, lay back and enjoy it.”
Ang totoo ay wala umanong kinalaman ang naturang post sa mismong akto ng panghahalay.
Isa lamang daw itong paalala sa kanyang sarili na may mga pagsubok siyang kailangang pagdaanan, gustuhin man niya o hindi.
Paliwanag ni Nathalie, “It was a misinterpretation of what was said and the quote was taken out of context.
“I never had the intention to joke about the topic [about rape].
“It was meant to cheer me up because I was very concerned about the hateful messages I was receiving.
“The purpose of the statement was to help me realize that you can't please everyone and you have to sit back and accept it.”
Nakausap ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) si Nathalie, sa pamamagitan ng palitan ng Twitter messages, Sabado ng gabi, December 13.
Paliwanag pa ng StarStruck alumna, mayroong nagpapadala sa kanya ng hate messages, kung saan tila pilit siyang inuugnay sa isang paninira na walang basehan.
“The prior messages were sent by someone I don't know to my private number regarding rumors that I don't know of, probably from a fan/hater.
“The messages were about threats towards me and my family, that's why the quote was supposed to enlighten me that I can't please everyone and to sit back and let it be.”
Umani ng batikos si Nathalie matapos almahan ng kanyang followers ang Instagram post niyang tila nagsasabi kung paano dapat harapin ng isang babae ang magawan ng karahasan.
Kasabay nito ay nagkaroon ng espekulasyon kung nakaranas ng seksuwal na pang-aabuso si Nathalie.
Binatikos din ng followers ni Nathalie sa Instagram ang kanyang ama na diumano’y nagpayo na huwag niyang seryosohin ang isyung rape.
Ngunit mariing pinabulaanan ng 24-year-old actress ang mga naturang alegasyon laban sa kanya.
“I was never abused as a child and had a modest upbringing with my family who always taught me good values.
“I did not intend for this to be a publicity stunt and never wanted the negative attention.
“This incident was really hurtful for me and my family, and the fact that my family was dragged into this made it more traumatic for me.”
Sa huli, muling humingi ng dispensa si Nathalie sa kanyang pagkakamali na gawing katatawan o maliitin ang isyung panghahalay, kahit pa hindi ito ang kanyang intensiyon.
“If I could take it back, I would.
"I never wanted this attention, but I'm now dealing with the consequences as best as I can.
"I hope everyone can understand where I'm coming from and find it in themselves to forgive."