- Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber broke their silence on cyberbullying
- Edward shared his worst experience was when his friends and family were bashed for no reason
- Maymay believed that her faith in God was instrumental in drowning all the negativity and hate thrown at her
“Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7” alums Maymay Entrata and Edward Barber (aka the MayWard loveteam) are among the fast-rising stars in the entertainment industry. But with their showbiz success, MayWard becomes exposed to many criticisms.
It is been almost a year since Maymay and Edward became household names in Philippine television. But as they inspire the youth and other aspiring teen artists, MayWard are also bombarded with negativity brought by fame, hate comments and bashers, KAMI learned.
As cyberbullying becomes a major issue in the country, Maymay and Edward are finally breaking their silence over the issue and share their own experiences against detractors, haters and bashers.
For Edward, the Kapamilya actor shared his worst experience with cyberbullying. And it was when his family was lambasted for no reason at all.
"The worst thing that anyone can ever experience is getting their family and friends bashed for no reason," Edward said, as per ABS-CBN News. "That's probably the hardest thing to read because you know your family didn't do anything wrong and they're getting that treatment because of you."
Edward, however, learned how to filter out the negativities. Instead of dwelling on all the hate comments, Edward is concentrating more on the constructive criticisms and listening to the voices that really matter.
Despite the negativity brought by fame and success, Edward can surely overcome them because of his positive outlook on life. He also has his own way when it comes to dealing with insecurities and criticisms.
"Everyone has their own strength," he said. "Those who are trying to pull you down are usually the people who haven't found it yet."
As for Maymay, she believes that her faith in God helped her deal with all the negativity thrown at her. Maymay stressed that no one can say anything that can discredit anyone if your values are intact.
"In God's mirror, we are all perfect," she shared. "Ano pa ba ang ipapakita mo sa kanila kung ang importante naman ay kung ano ka sa Kanya?"
Maymay also thanked the bashers for challenging her to become better.
"Nagpapasalamat ako sa [bashers] dahil hindi ako makakarating kung nasaan ako ngayon kung wala sila," Maymay said.
Meanwhile, cyberbullying affects 80 percent of teens in the country. According to GMA News, school children aged 7 to 12 and 13 to 16 are often bullied through social media.
Meanwhile, KAMI admires Maymay and Edward for staying humble despite the successes they have achieved. Speaking of success, here's an inspiring story from KAMI's official YouTube channel.