Ang pagiging kaibigan ang maibibigay raw na suporta ni Iñigo Pascual sa ka-love team na si Julia Barretto sa gitna ng mga pinagdadaanang kontrobersiya ngayon ng young actress.
Sangkot sa kontrobersiya si Julia dahil sa pagkaka-link niya kay James Reid, matapos ikuwento ng isang blogger na nakita umanong naghahalikan ang dalawa sa isang bar sa BGC, Taguig City.
Pahayag ni Iñigo tungkol kay Julia, “I’m just being a friend to her.
"That’s really the best way to show a friend that you care; by being there for them.
“Even a call would help and I guess just a small gesture, like posting an appreciation, like what I did.
“Even a small gesture can affect someone. It would make them feel more appreciated and feel better.”
Isang Instagram post ang ginawa ni Iñigo kamakailan upang ipakita ng suporta kay Julia na bina-bash sa social media.
Nakausap ng PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at iba pang miyembro ng media si Iñigo sa press conference ng upcoming ABS-CBN drama series na And I Love You So.
MISINTERPRETED. Sino ba si Julia sa pagkakakilala ni Iñigo?
Tugon ng binatang anak ni Piolo Pascual, “Julia is real. Julia is one of the kindest [people].
“Na-misinterpret siya as mataray or whatever 'coz she came from that type of family na they speak English.
“They’re actually kind, really down to earth people.
"It’s just the way they are."
Patuloy ni Iñigo, “Just because people speak English doesn’t mean they’re mataray or snob.
"I speak English and mahirap i-express ang feelings namin in Tagalog.
“I have a hard time even if I want to speak Tagalog. It’s just I express it even better in English.
“That’s the thing that people tend to do, they stereotype.
“Mahirap magsalita sa trabaho namin. It’s really like that, so we just have to accept that.”
Sabi pa ni Iñigo, suportahan sila ni Julia sa tuwing may problema ang isa sa kanila.
“She’s my friend.
“Kahit naman sabihin natin na hindi kami naaapektuhan, we still want to be there for them.
“Even I get hurt sometimes when I get mean comments or negative stuff.
“I guess, just being there for the person helps.”
Sa isyung pagkaka-link ni Julia kay James, hindi ba nangangamba si Iñigo na baka maapektuhan ang onscreen team-up nila ni Julia?
Tugon niya, “In this job naman, I don’t think we should let personal stuff [get] affected.
"To be honest, I don’t know what’s going on with her personal life and vice versa.
“And it’s not my business if there’s anything going on. We just work.
“Kung anuman ang ibigay sa amin, we have that friendship, parang we work together and we know what we want.”
At dahil magkaibigan sila, hindi naman daw kailangang ibunyag nila ang personal na isyu ng bawat isa sa publiko.
“Just because you’re someone’s best friend, you can’t put them on blast and comment about their own problems.
"It shouldn’t be that way.
"Any person, if it’s someone else’s problem or issues, it shouldn’t be another person talking about it.
“To be honest, being her friend, I just don’t want negative stuff going on, but it’s how it is in this industry.”