-Gretchen Barretto slammed niece Claudia Barretto in what seemed to be another Barretto clan war, calling her “ungrateful”
-Claudia’s mom, Marjorie Barretto, has finally shared her sentiments on the issue
-Gretchen has since retracted her statements, saying sorry for what she’s said, and asking the public to please stop bashing her niece. Claudia, for her part, has responded and even called her aunt “mama”
It seems the Barrettos are involved in yet another word war against each other, as news came out on social media of Gretchen’s lengthy post against her niece, Claudia.
The younger Barretto was on a press conference to promote her recent single, ‘Stay’, wherein she was asked on her thoughts about a possible comparison between her and Gretchen. Gretchen also ventured into singing, and has released an album in the past.
Claudia ended her statement having said “someone else” referring to her aunt. This did not sit well with the elder Barretto, who took to Instagram and fired some shots at Claui.
Netizens awaited Marjorie Barretto’s reaction. As a mother, many expected her to side with Claudia and maybe even lambast her sister Gretchen.
Now, days after the controversy broke out, Marjorie on her Instagram reposted something about Claudia that said it was all just a misinterpretation. This was the caption that she re-posted:
Gretchen has asked for forgiveness for the things she said, bravely taking to Instagram her public apology and plea for the public to just stop bashing her niece, who she claimed was “my child”.
Claudia responded, thanking her aunt for the post, and also reiterating that she meant nothing beyond her words, and how what she said was just taken out of context by malicious minds who only want to throw rocks at their family. She ended her statement by calling Gretchen “mama”.
Many appreciated how Marjorie and Claudia responded to the issue in a calm, classy and refined manner. They show us that sometimes, it’s best to have a diplomatic attempt to prevent furthering the gap between family. Gretchen, too, was praised by netizens for being humble enough to make a public apology and beg forgiveness for her words. It sure takes a lot of courage to do that!
KAMI wants to remind everyone that social media can be such a powerful thing. It can make or break friends and family. The things shared are often not what they seem -- issues get magnified and emotions are heightened. So please always use social media wisely. Also, we cannot stress further the importance of family. If you ever find yourself in a rift, it’s best to talk it out in private rather than air your sentiments on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.
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