Lea Salonga, Jim Paredes, Bianca Gonzales, Agot Isidro, Mylene Dizon, Aiza Seguerra unaffected by Willie Revillame’s verbal attacks on them
(SPOT.ph) Most of the personalities that Willie Revillame named on Friday as "nakisawsaw" (people who meddled) in the Jan-Jan on Willing Willie incident have Tweeted and blogged their responses, reports Manila Bulletin.
Revillame singled out Tony-winning actress Lea Salonga, singers Jim Paredes, Aiza Seguerra and Leah Navarro, TV host Bianca Gonzalez, actresses Mylene Dizon and Agot Isidro, and comedians Tuesday Vargas and K Brosas as the personalities who supposedly ruined his name on Twitter.
"Tulungan ninyo kami kung nagkakamali kami, huwag kayong manghuhusga... Kung idedemanda ka ng TV5, idedemanda rin kita. Magdedemandahan tayo. Idedemanda ko lahat ng tumira sa akin sa Twitter. Lahat ng personal, tandaan mo ’yan!" ("You shouldn’t judge us if we made a mistake; you should help us instead... I will sue everyone who personally attacked me on Twitter!")
In response, Salonga Tweeted according to Manila Bulletin, "Last I checked it’s actually a right of every person in this country to express an opinion, good or bad. We live in a democracy, and I’m grateful. And that is all I’m going to say." Paredes said, "How can a laos, old, over-the-hill guy like me destroy a sikat, powerful, rich Superstar like Willie? He did it all by himself."
Seguerra simply thanked her supporters: "Sa mga sumusuporta, salamat po." Revillame singled her out on Friday, saying, "Aiza Seguerra, magpakalalaki ka! Bata ka pa, hindi ba, nagtatrabaho ka na? Hindi ba exploitation ’yon?" ("Man up! You’ve been working since you were a child; isn’t that exploitation?")
Meanwhile, Gonzalez quoted graphic designer Mark Gosingtian: "where i’m from, everyone’s a hero. lahat ng pinoy, may ginagawa para sa ikabubuti ng bayan, nalalaman man o hindi. :)" ("Every Filipino does something for the good of the country.")
Dizon Tweeted, "I will not be bullied. I will not (be) threatened. Sticks and stones may break my bones but your words will never hurt me." Meanwhile, Brosas said she was only giving her opinion on the matter and that she does not need to broadcast how she helps others.
"In light of this uproar," Vargas said she will "remain tolerant and silent." On her Tumblr account, she compiled her tweets on the Willing Willie issue. She said, "I stand by my belief that what I said is my unbiased opinion about the situation. I do not have any malicious intent to judge anyone or anything. I am a media practitioner and a mother who cares enough to share her thoughts on the matter."
Meanwhile, Isidro Tweeted, "Thank you for the outpouring of support. I am A-ok! Don’t worry about me. Do’n lang tayo sa tama."
On Friday, Revillame announced that Willing Willie will be off the air for two weeks, starting April 9.
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