Kapamilya teen star, Daniel Padilla, spoke about his new bashers after his “shut up” comment and his photo that allegedly violated election rules went viral.
Primetime actor, Daniel Padilla has been vocal about supporting Mar Roxas as his presidential candidate prior to the elections. His support towards Roxas became more evident when left a remark, saying that those unregistered voters who ‘think’ they’re wise should just “shut up.” After his statement, he gained a lot of bashers who wanted the young actor to “shut up” as well.
However, during the elections, Daniel has been the target of social media bullies again. His photo along with Kathryn holding their ballots have surfaced and became viral on the Internet. According to netizens, they are violating the Comelec’s rules. Comelec has already addressed the issue and said that Kathniel didn’t violate any rules because it wasn’t a selfie (as somebody took photos of the two holding their ballots) plus the ballots weren’t filled up yet.
Despite Comelec’s answer, Daniel is still being bashed. He spoke about his new bashers who have continued to grow during this election period.
First, he opened up about his experience campaigning for Liberal Party’s Mar Roxas and Leni Robredo: “Naging eye-opener 'tong pulitika sa akin kaya malaki rin ang pasasalamat ko. Nakilala ko yung mga taong hindi talaga ako iiwan at nakilala ko yung mga taong tatalikuran ako. Dito na-test ko lahat, grabe, at saka naging bukas din ang mga tao sa akin.” (The political scene was an eye-opener to me that’s why I’m really grateful. I got to know people who would never leave me and I got to know those who would betray me. Here, I was able to test everything and people opened up to me as well.)
Daniel continued that he was stressed mostly because of people and not politics itself. He said, “Parang biglang hindi na laban sa presidente yung nangyari, e, at pulitiko. Parang laban na sa tao sa tao. Nakakalungkot yun, di ba? Kasi, para sa akin, the best thing is unity talaga (Suddenly, it wasn’t a battle of the presidents and politics anymore. It became a battle of people versus people. Isn’t it sad? Unity is the best thing for me.)
The young artist also shared joyfully that he never checks Twitter; it is his friends who tell him that many people are bashing him there. Daniel thinks positively that they should just be thankful they were all part of history because of this iconic election period.