Alden Richards was criticized by some netizens for portraying a martial law activist on GMA’s “Sa Alaala: A Martial Law Special.”
For this reason, his father Richard Faulkerson Sr. defended him on social media.
KAMI learned about the controversy from PEP.ph.
A netizen bashed Alden, saying that the citizens of Ilocos Norte – bulwark of the Marcos family – are furious at the actor.
“walang nanood, galit lahat ang mga Ilocano sayo! sayang idol p nmn kta,” the basher wrote.
Daddy Bae responded by saying that his son was just doing his job as an actor.
“PAALAM KO LANG PO SA INYO NA ANG LOLA PO NIYA AY FROM SINAIT, ILOCOS SUR...WALA PO ITO PERSONALAN. TRABAHO LANG. SALAMAT PO,” Daddy Bae posted.
Netizens expressed their support for him and Alden.
“Alden is an actor. Those who condemn him for playing "Boni" better declare him National Hero too for portraying Rizal.”
“HINDI PO LAHAT NG ILOCANO GALIT KAY ALDEN- ILOCANO HERE! NANOOD KMI DTO SA BHAY AT ACTING WISE BOW DOWN KMI KAY ALDEN”
“Minsan kailangang pong gamitin ang kasikatan upang maibigay ang isang mensahe. Ang tawag po doon ay impluwensya. And he nailed it.”
“Wala po kayong dapat ipag-alala. Napakahusay po ng anak nyo. Aani man siya ng kaaway pero mas marami po ang kakampi.”
KAMI wants to remind you that we are all free to express our opinion. Do not bash actors who have different political opinions from you!