Bela Padilla answers netizen wanting her "cancelled" for past transgressions

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Bela Padilla to netizen wanting the actress "cancelled" for past controversies: "When people make mistakes and say sorry I hope you try to forgive. You can't "cancel" certain people bec that makes your fight to protect them inconsistent."


Today, March 11, Bela Padilla responded to a netizen claiming that the Kapamilya actress should be "cancelled" for her supposed transgressions since 2012.

The term "cancel(ed)"—according to Preview's April 2017 article—is a millennial word that means: to reject something because it's no longer trendy or it's become too ratchet.

It all started with Twitter user @SeaweedHeart getting triggered by Billy Crawford and Coleen Garcia's pre-nup shoot in Ethiopia that drew flak for its alleged discriminatory theme.

The netizen pointed out that Bela also figured in a similar issue when she posed for a 2012 FHM Magazine cover, where the actress was surrounded by three black women with a caption that read: “Bela Padilla: stepping out of the shadows.”

Then the netizen brought up Bela's lack of "sensitivity" when she did the screenplay for the 2017 movie Last Night, starring Piolo Pascual and Toni Gonzaga.

The netizen argued that Bela supposedly depicted suicide "as a series of slapstick" that failed to deliberate "psychological distress" in corresponding scenes.

Enumerating Bela's supposed transgressions, @SeaweedHeart tweeted:

BELA HITS BACK. Bela refused to take the netizen's saucy remarks about her sitting down.

The actress/film writer tweeted, "Sinong nagimbento ng concept na we can and should 'cancel (cancelledt)' people? Anong klaseng pag-iisip yan?  Paurong. Tsk. Tsk. Tsk. You cannot exclude people, that's not your call."

Bela then pointed out that she had since apologized for the 2012 brouhaha involving her cover shoot for a men’s magazine, which had reportedly recalled the magazine issue in question at the time of the controversy.

Addressing @SeaweedHeart, Bela tweeted:

ABOUT LAST NIGHT. Apart from the 2012 controversy, Bela also addressed @SeaweedHeart's statement criticizing her for supposedly romanticizing depression in the 2017 movie Last Night.

Bela emphasized that she actually received positive feedback about the movie from people suffering from depression.


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