Jake Cuenca expressed dismay over the choice of Philippine magazines, particularly fashion magazines, on whom to feature.
He posted on his Twitter account last July 11: "What's happened to magazines here? They just put people who could sell rather than having people who can actually influence fashion? Ano to?"
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) had the chance to personally ask Jake about this tweet during the press conference of Cinemalaya 2017, held earlier today, July 13, at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Jake is one of the stars of Requited wherein he plays a disease-stricken biker.
Was he referring to any local magazine in particular when he posted this?
The actor said, "No, I just wish they could all evolve. Parang we're being left behind.
"Honestly, I love magazines. I have so many magazines at home and I use magazines as inspiration."
Jake added, "How can you be inspired if you see the same sh*t over and over again?"
However, he clarified that he did not have any agenda when he shared his observation on the publishing industry.
"I'm not referring it to be me on those covers. By all means, no.
"But give me some variety. Have people who could actually influence."
He then made a request for those working on these publications.
"No offense to any of the magazines. Sana lang we see something different.
"Sometimes, pareho na lang. Nakakasawa."
The ABS-CBN actor posted this on the same day when YES! Magazine unveiled the cover stars of its YES! 100 Most Beautiful Stars.
The KathNiel tandem of Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla were chosen to grace the cover of the special edition.
Was he pertaining to YES! when he posted his tweet?
"No. I'm saying it in general," Jake said.
"I just really wish for variety. In terms of everything.
"It would be nice to have options, but we don't."
He pointed out, "If you see one cover, it's the same thing with the tenth cover.
"For me, not for anything, give people a chance. Let's have a variety.
"It's the same thing over and over again. I can't eat adobo every day."
Jake reiterated that he did not intend to hurt anyone when he posted on Twitter.
"That's just my point. No offense to anyone. That's just my opinion."
Is he afraid of the backlash that he might get because of his views?
"No. Not for anything, pero sana nga it triggers them to try something new.
"It's not that I'm hating on them. I'm just giving my honest opinion.
"We see ten magazines, we see all the same thing.
"That's why Vogue isn't here. That's why GQ isn't here. We don't have Nylon.
"It's the same thing over and over again."
What's happened to magazines here? They just put people who could sell rather than having people who can actually influence fashion? Ano to?— Jake Cuenca (@ijakecuenca) July 11, 2017