Inuulan ngayon ng batikos si Bb. Pilipinas-International 2017 Mariel de Leon dahil sa kanyang opinyon tungkol sa appointment ni Mocha Uson bilang assistant secretary for social media ng Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO).
Kahapon, May 9, matapos lumabas ang appointment paper ni Mocha, nag-retweet si Mariel ng ulat tungkol dito.
Caption ng anak nina Christopher de Leon at Sandy Andolong: "What is happening Philippines?"
Kasunod nito, may nagtanong tungkol sa kanyang saloobin tungkol sa appointment ni Mocha.
Sagot ng beauty queen, “Biased and disrespectful.
"She insults those who are against her.
"I'm not for her, I'm not for the other side (whatever that may be)."
Dagdag pa ni Mariel, “I love my country so it breaks my heart to know someone like her got a position in the govt.”
Sabi pa ng Binibining Pilipinas winner sa isa niyang tweet, “There are so many other unbiased, educated, and respected (and respectful) people who deserve her place. There are so many other unbiased, educated, and respected (and respectful) people who deserve her place.”
Ikinagalit ito ng ilang fans ni Mocha at tagasuporta rin ni Pangulong Rodrigo Duterte.
BASHERS. Sa Facebook, may ilang nagpahayag ng pagkainis kay Mariel.
May isa ring kolumnista na pinagkumpara ang buhay nina Mariel at Mocha.
Kinuwestiyon ng Manila Times columnist na si Sass Rogando Sasot ang kuwalipikasyon ni Mariel upang husgahan si Mocha.
Bahagi ng kanyang Facebook post ngayong araw: “Well, Bb Pilipinas-International, it fundamentally entails understanding and having an actual experience in community engagement online. Now tell us, how is Mocha not qualified to do the job? But before that: What made you qualified to gauge someone's qualification in that field?”
May ilan namang nangampanya pang huwag iboto online si Mariel sa darating na Miss International 2017 pageant.
May iba pang masasakit na salitang ibinabato kay Mariel dahil sa kanyang opinyon.
Sa isang tweet, tila may sagot si Mariel sa kanila.
Pahayag niya, "That's why we're not evolving. Because some people care more about the superficial than what really matters. It's always Country over Crown.
“Receiving messages saying I shouldn't speak up like that otherwise I won't win the Int'l crown. Uh... So para sa inyo, Crown over Country???”
Dagdag pa niya, “There are so much issues happening in our country now so I'm glad that I have the platform now to voice out my opinions.
“See, beauty pageants aren't just for 'standing there and looking pretty.'"
“I’M FOR THE TRUTH.” Diin ni Mariel, nasa panig lang siya ng katotohanan.
“I am for the truth and I am for my country.
“I hope that change will come. And I hope that I can use my voice and my platform to be part of that change.”
May iba pang tweets si Mariel tungkol dito.
Sa isa pa niyang tweet, sinabi ni Mariel na wala siyang binash kaya nagtataka siya kung bakit siya binabatikos ngayon.
"I didn't bash anyone or say any bad words. So I don't get why people are getting so worked up???"
Sagot ng ilang netizens, sinubukan daw kasi niya ang puwersa ng DDS o Duterte Die Hard supporters.
Sa ngayon, karamihan ng tweets ni Mariel ay burado na.
Sa bago naman niyang tweet, nakiusap siyang huwag nang idamay ang kanyang pamilya.
Come at me all you want, but why bring my friends and family into this?— Mariel de Leon (@mariaangelicadl) May 10, 2017
Sa huli, sinabi ni Mariel na bakit kailangan pang palakihin ang isang maliit na issue.
There is no point in making such a small issue this big, you guys! This is just Twitter. All love! ??— Mariel de Leon (@mariaangelicadl) May 10, 2017