Jason Francisco, Melai Cantiveros’ husband, shared his opinions in an interview on the basher who made a rape comment about his wife and daughter.
A few days ago, Melai expressed her plans on suing the cyberbully who made a rape comment about her daughter. The person who made the rape comment, Shawie Constantino Enriquez, backtracked on what she said by claiming that her Facebook account was hacked. According to her, it was the hacker who made those nasty comments and not her.
Shawie has already talked to Melai’s mom and cousin and is yet to face Melai in person.
Jason Francisco, Melai’s husband, has finally broken his silence and shared his opinions on the matter. During a celebrity gathering for Mar Roxas yesterday, May 3, Jason was asked about the incident.
The former PBB housemate shared that he got saddened by this matter because “nakapagsalita siya nang masama, pero hindi naman kasi siya nanakit, kaya lang nanakit siya ng damdamin.” (She said some bad things, and though she didn’t physically hurt us, our feelings were hurt.)
He explains Melai’s decision to sue the basher, “Ang reason naman po niya to speak for everybody na parang hindi yun basta magsalita na ganun na lang. Tsaka yung iba aware na hindi na maulit.” (Her reason (for doing so) is to speak for everybody that you just can’t say things like that. And to also make others aware about this, so it won’t happen again.)
When asked if Melai is still pursuing the issue, Jason said, “Hindi pa po natin alam kung ano ang puwedeng mangyari kasi siguro mag-usap sila in person. Puwede namang hindi matuloy, e. Kaya lang, ang gusto po kasi, mas makita ng tao kung gaano kahalaga yung anti-bullying, tsaka yung pagsasalita ng mga ganung salita.” (We don’t know what may happen if they talk in person. There’s a possibility that it won’t push through. However, she really wants for people to see the importance of anti-bullying and the gravity of saying those kind of things.)
On the recent statement of the basher wherein she claimed her Facebook account to have been hacked, the actor and comedian stated, “Open-minded naman po kami. Nakikinig naman po kami na nagkamali po siya. Ang gusto lang po namin, awareness sa lahat. At least, kahit kami mag-asawa nakapagsalita sa ganitong klaseng isyu, para mabuksan po yung isip ng iba. Pero kung patatawarin po, open po kami, kasi kawawa din naman. Alam mo naman, tao nagkakamali talaga, so kailangan ng second chance talaga.” (We’re open-minded. We acknowledge that she made a mistake. We only want awareness for all. At least, we both have spoken up about this kind of issue to open the minds of others. As for forgiveness, we are open to the idea because we take pity on her. You know, people make mistakes and they need a second chance.)
Jason shows his empathy towards the basher, “Siguro sa bugso ng damdamin niya. Tayo may kanya-kanyang sinusuportahan. Kasi sa pagkakasabi niya, nabanggit niya ang gusto niyang president. Sa sobrang kagustuhan niya, sobra sigurong idol niya, nakapagsalita siya nang masama. Hindi siya aware na masama yun. May mga batas ngayon. Sabi nga ng asawa ko, okay lang naman, siyempre iba-iba naman tayo ng tingin sa tao.” (Maybe it’s because of her emotional outburst. We’re all supporting different people. She said that she likes this certain presidential candidate. Due to her extreme liking, she may have idolized him too much that she was able to say those mean things. She’s not aware that what she did was bad. There are laws for that. My wife even told me that it’s okay, because we all have different views on people.)
But Jason draws the line when the basher hit below the belt. Despite this, he won’t be joining his wife in being angry towards the basher. He would just support Melai in whatever she decides to do regarding this issue.