Barbie Imperial alarmed her fans on Twitter last July 14 when she put out a tweet regarding physical abuse.
It read: "Girls, just because mahal mo ang isang tao pero sinasaktan kayo physically, hindi pwedeng patuloy yan.
"HINDI TAMA MANAKIT NG BABAE PHYSICALLY."
Barbie then reportedly uploaded photos on her Instagram account, showing her arms and chest with bruises.
But later in the day, the young ABS-CBN actress deleted these said posts from her respective social media feeds.
In exchange, Barbie posted this Instagram photo with the caption: "Protectors."
Barbie was with (left to right) Debs Garcia, Josef Elizalde, Marco Gumabao, Julia Barretto, and Patrick Sugui.
PAUL SALAS TO BLAME? One of Barbie's fans was able to take a screenshot of her deleted social media posts and shared it on her Twitter fan account.
Andito lang kami palagi para sayo. Mahal na mahal ka namin. Alam naming napakasakit para sayo yung nangyari. Mas lalo kaming namangha sa katatagan ng loob mo. INDEED YOU ARE A STRONG WOMAN. Keep fighting. You are loved by many. You deserve more. @barbieeimperial#WeLoveYouBARBIE pic.twitter.com/Pk1LymDdS1— ANJUNGHASEYO (@TBarbieIMPERIAL) July 14, 2018
Fans instantly flooded Barbie's social media accounts with messages of support.
Dearest @barbieeimperial, we love you..we are always here for you..girl power!no to physical abuse..sending our cyber hugs and kisses from all the JuanBies in the world. Labyu, Bie. ??????— JUANBIE DEAREST (@JuanbieDearest) July 14, 2018
I admire her so much for being so vocal 'no to physical abuse' she’s a beacon for so many girls out there and has such a positive impact, i’ll forever respect her for that.— Duaanalipa (@Babesteller) July 14, 2018
We have earned and deserve respect, gratitude and equally @barbieeimperial We love you pic.twitter.com/7ayfGSF5Hw
Idk what would I feel if I was on Barbie Imperial’s shoes at that moment na she was physically abused. I couldn’t imagine that someone could do this.. no one deserves to be in that position.— AdMich (@arawgabixadmich) July 14, 2018
Some of them changed their social media profile photos with a banner saying, "Respect! No to physical abuse."
Meanwhile, other fans took to Barbie's social media accounts to figure out what was happening with their idol.
On Instagram, one of her fans alleges Paul Salas, Barbie's rumored ex-boyfriend, to be the one physically abusing her.
While Paul and Barbie had never directly confirmed their relationship, the two celebrities have been rumored to be an item.
In an exclusive interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Barbie's Araw Gabi co-star JM de Guzman teased her about her current relationship status.
JM said, "Single ka naman ngayon, di ba?"
Barbie was at loss with the question and replied, "Wait lang, hindi ko alam kung anong ire-react ko."
KRISTOFFER MARTIN SPEAKS UP. Following Barbie's now-deleted tweet about physical abuse, GMA-7 actor Kristoffer Martin took to his own Twitter account to point out that there are "always two sides of the story."
Kristoffer is known to be good friends with Paul.
Without dropping any names, Kristoffer tweeted, "Wag dumating sa point na maninira ka ng buhay ng tao.
"Kung totoo man o hindi yung nangyari, problema niyo yan.
"Di kailangan ipaalam sa buong mundo para para kumuha ng sympathy."
Wag dumating sa point na maninira ka ng buhay ng tao. Kung totoo man o hindi yung nangyari, problema niyo yan. Di kailangan ipaalam sa buong mundo para kumuha ng sympathy.— Kristoffer Martin (@flinsTUNs) July 14, 2018
He added in subsequent tweet, "There's always two sides of the story. Mga naapektuhan wag pavictim."
There’s always two sides of the story. Mga naapektuhan wag pavictim. ????— Kristoffer Martin (@flinsTUNs) July 14, 2018
Kristoffer then concluded, "Wala ako sa lugar para ielaborate yung nangyari.
"Iisang circle kami. Pero nasa lugar ako maglabas ng saloobin kasi may nadedehado.
"Ayan capslock para mapansin.
"Antayin niyo statement na lalabas. Tawanan ko kayo after."
Wala ako sa lugar para ielaborate yung nangyari. Iisang circle kami. Pero nasa lugar ako maglabas ng saloobin kasi may nadedehado. HINDI SINAKTAN. Ayan capslock para mapansin. Antayin niyo statement na lalabas. Tawanan ko kayo after— Kristoffer Martin (@flinsTUNs) July 14, 2018
Both camps of Barbie Imperial and Paul Salas have not yet released any official statement regarding this issue as of writing.