- Bela Padilla called out one netizen who tagged her on Twitter asking for a pirated copy of her film
- She replied coldly with a sentence: "That's illegal."
- The netizen retracted her statement and said she was only joking
Imagine seeing a netizen hollering for a pirated copy of a movie you poured your heart and soul into making?
Bela Padilla called out a netizen on Twitter who was asking for a pirated copy of her movie "Meet Me at St. Galen".
The netizen under the username @moon_aera said: "bakit hanggang ngayon di ko padin napapanood yung meet me in st. gallen? Mga pirated labas na kayo diyan. I'm here waiting for youuuuu. @padillabela"
The what may seem innocent tweet seems encouraging movie pirates to produce illegal copies. Worse? She even tagged Bela in her tweet which caught the actress' attention and ire.
As a response, she coldly tweeted: "That's illegal."
Taken aback, the netizen defended herself and immediately replied it was only a joke and she'll just wait for the movie's debut on television.
One netizen also helped her find a cinema which still features the film. She replied and said "No to Piracy!" Did she learn her lesson?
What's funny is that the netizen even tweeted their encounter, as if it was a good thing.
Bela Padilla is not only an actress, but is also an occasional movie writer and producer. Her relationship with movies is deeper, since she's more involved in its making. This is why fighting off piracy is one of the topics she will definitely fight for.
She had written and co-produced movies in the past including 'Camp Sawi' and 'Last Night', among many independent films.
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