Iza Calzado draws flak for wanting to portray Imelda Marcos

It all started when she went to a party dressed as Imelda.

(SPOT.ph) Tim Yap's Miss Universe-themed birthday party on January 19 was pretty eventful. The birthday celebrator got engaged, and Isabelle Daza had everyone talking after going as her mom, Miss Universe 1969 Gloria Diaz.



Still, another costume at the party made headlines over the weekend. Actress Iza Calzado shared photos of herself as Imelda Marcos, where she said she wanted to "channel her inner Imelda." She also expressed interest in playing her in a film, saying, "What an interesting character study she would be!"



Some fans weren't pleased with her posts, saying she "glamorized" Marcos:






On the other hand, some fans also came to her defense:





On Monday, January 23, Calzado posted a lengthy series of tweets to explain her thought process behind her posts:







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