Exclusive: Aiko Melendez talks about defending Toni Gonzaga amid Shopee issue

Exclusive: Aiko Melendez talks about defending Toni Gonzaga amid Shopee issue

- Aiko Melendez talked to KAMI about defending Toni Gonzaga after the latter got bashed for being the new endorser of Shopee

- The Quezon City 5th District Councilor defended Gonzaga because she believes it was the right thing to do

- She also believes that a person should not get bashed or boycotted for having a different political view

- Furthermore, Melendez expressed her hope that people will be more compassionate and less hateful

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Quezon City 5th District Councilor Aiko Melendez explained to KAMI why she defended actress Toni Gonzaga after the latter got bashed for being the new endorser of Shopee.

Aiko Melendez (@aikomelendez)
Aiko Melendez (@aikomelendez)
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Some of those netizens argued that Gonzaga should not have been hired as a new endorser of Shopee due to the actress allegedly whitewashing the alleged atrocities of the Marcos regime.

According to Melendez, she defended Gonzaga because she believes it was the right thing to do.

The actor-politician believes that a person should not get bashed or boycotted for having a different political view. She is also against boycotting an entire company because one of its endorsers has a different political belief.

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Melendez also expressed her hope that people will be more compassionate and less hateful.

“With regards to Toni Gonzaga, I defended her kasi dun ako sa tama.
“Parang there is just too much hate lately nawawala na yung puso ng mga tao. Honestly, I feel bad na just because iba ang political color ni Toni ay damay lahat.
“Sana nakita also nila na kaya siya kinuha ng Shopee ay dahil effective endorser siya. I’m a Lazada user honestly but di ako aabot na a-attack ako on a personal level di ba,” Aiko explained.

Aiko Melendez is a well-known showbiz personality. She received the Best Supporting Actress award in 2018 for her role in the film "Rainbow's Sunset." Aiko ran for and won a seat on the Quezon City Council in 2001. She served for 9 years, until 2010.

As previously reported by KAMI, Aiko Melendez and Senyora’s online conversation is making the rounds on social media. During the conversation, the Quezon City's 5th district councilor asked Senyora how she can donate to the social media personality’s “tampalan.” According to Aiko, she is very much entertained by Senyora’s witty posts.

Meanwhile, Aiko was touched by one of her follower's kind and sweet gesture. On Instagram, the celebrity mom posted a photo she had with her kids which seemed to be taken back in 2010. In the photo, a young-looking Aiko with Andre and Marthena could be seen smiling for the camera. She then revealed that the said photo was kept by one of her followers.

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Source: KAMI.com.gh

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