- The actor criticized the pro-Duterte crowd for bashing his interview regarding cyberbullying
- He clarified that he did not defend Agot Isidro’s statement but only her right to express herself
- He urged the pro-Duterte crowd to examine his words carefully before bashing him
Actor Robin Padilla lashed out at the supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte after he received backlash for his TV interview regarding cyber bullying.
The online fans of the President criticized Padilla after he said that actress Agot Isidro has a right to express her negative opinion regarding Duterte.
Isidro called Duterte a psychopath for daring the foreign allies of the country to withdraw their support due to their criticisms of the war against illegal drugs in the Philippines.
“Sabi nga ni Mayor (Duterte) mismo, siya na mismo nagsabi (As the Mayor said), that is our right then he will protect our right. Ang dami dami nang problema ng bansa kasi na dapat nating hinaharap (Our country is facing a lot of problems). Wag na tayong mag-away-away (let us not fight anymore)” Robin said in the interview.
Padilla’s statements were misunderstood by Duterte’s fans as a defense of Agot’s statements. But according to the actor, he was merely defending Agot’s right to express herself.
“Yan ang hirap sa mga kasama sa Duterte Team, pati kasama ninyo binabanatan ninyo… Pakibasa nga mabuti at panoorin niyo mabuti ang sinabi ko bago niyo ako banatan,” Robin told the hostile Duterte fans.
(This is what is difficult with the Duterte Team, you are bashing one of your own. Read and watch carefully what I said before you bash me.)
Several celebrities such as Cherry Pie Picache, Christian Bautista, Nikki Valdez, Kaye Abad and Rita Avila have also defended the right of Agot Isidro to express her negative opinions about Duterte.
That was an intense argument between Robin and Duterte's supporters. Now, here is an argument that is a little cuter than that!