- Enchong Dee has issued an apology to Congresswoman Claudine Diana "Dendee" Bautista over his tweet, which the actor called reckless
- During the weekend, the actor retweeted a post about the wedding of the party-list representative, which was done in the exclusive and posh enclave of Balesin Island
- While the original post is already controversial, the actor added his own caption that might have further fueled the controversy
- Perhaps realizing what he wrote was incendiary, the actor immediately deleted the tweet, but not before it was screengrabbed by numerous news outlets
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Enchong Dee has apologized to Drivers United for Mass Progress and Equal Rights (DUMPER) party-list representative, Congresswoman Claudine Diana "Dendee" Bautista, over his controversial tweet that he called reckless.
During the weekend, Enchong retweeted a post about the wedding of the congresswoman held at the posh and members-only enclave of Balesin Island.
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The original post showed the campaign photo of Bautista as DUMPER party-list nominee and the congresswoman in her Michael Cinco wedding gown.
It also showed floral arrangement, which the original poster claimed as the actual venue of the wedding.
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The original poster then posed a question to the DUMPER party-list representative.
“Drivers and Commuters Rep who voted NO to ABS-CBN franchise got married in a Michael Cinco gown in a lavish peony-filled ceremony in Balesin in the middle of a pandemic. How ostentatious. May vaccination drive ba sya for drivers and commuters?” the original post went.
It was this post that Enchong retweeted on his own Twitter account, adding his own caption in the process.
“The money for commuters and drivers went to her wedding. Let’s not prolong this conversation and don’t say otherwise,” the actor wrote in his caption.
The actor’s retweet was picked up by numerous news outlets and earlier this week, the issue exploded with Enchong’s tweet among those cited by bashers lambasting Congresswoman Bautista.
Enchong deleted his tweet but not before it was screengrabbed by numerous news outlets and many others.
On Tuesday night, the actor tweeted an apology to Bautista, saying his tweet was “reckless”
“I have been reckless in the tweet I posted and I take full responsibility for my lapse in judgment,” Enchong wrote in his apology tweet.
The apology of the actor can be found on his Twitter account, @enchongdee777.
Ernest Lorenzo Velasquez Dee, better known as Enchong Dee in the entertainment world, is a Pinoy actor, model, and swimming enthusiast. He was born on November 5, 1988 to Maria Theresa Diño Velasquez and Johnson Molina Dee in Naga, Camarines Sur. He rose to fame after landing in his first major role in the TV drama Katorse. He also portrayed the role of Luis in Maria la del Barrio and also appeared in Ina, Kapatid, Anak. At present, he is under contract with Star Magic.
Enchong's retweet of a post about the alleged grandiose wedding of Drivers and Commuters party-list representative Claudine Diana Bautista went viral early this week. The original post that the actor retweeted pointed out that the gown worn by Bautista was made by world-renowned designer Michael Cinco. The post also claimed that the wedding, which was filled with peonies in Balesin Island, was lavish. Both Enchong and the original poster questioned her wedding celebration, asking if Bautista has a vaccination drive program for her constituents, namely, the drivers and commuters.
The actor has been known to criticize the government, particularly top government officials like President Rodrigo Duterte. In March, the actor criticized the President’s statement about the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. The President said that if only he had a magic wand to end the crisis immediately, he would use it with no hesitation. The actor then told Duterte that the latter already has a magic wand and that is being the President. According to Dee, Duterte failed even if he already has been given a year and billions of pesos to solve the problem.