- Jennylyn Mercado said it doesn’t matter that she is a Kapuso star, she will continue to defend ABS-CBN
- She said she feels sorry for all the workers who have lost their jobs
- The actress said it is never wrong to show compassion to those who need it
Jennylyn Mercado responded to netizens who asked her to be neutral on the ABS-CBN issue.
The Kapuso star took to Twitter to air her frustrations towards netizens who asked her to be silent amid the rejection of ABS-CBN’s franchise renewal. Jennylyn said she doesn’t need to be a Kapamilya to defend ABS-CBN.
She reposted a comment of a netizen who told her to be silent because “at the end of the day, you’re not a Kapamilya star.”
Jennylyn said she doesn’t mind being criticized online for her opinion. She said accepting online criticisms is “a small price to pay for practicing my right to freedom of speech.”
She also emphasized how important it is to speak up instead of being silent. “But I am a Filipino and that alone is enough. To be neutral or silent in times of injustice is injustice,” she said.
In another tweet, Jennylyn also denied a rumor that she’s defending ABS-CBN because she is a stockholder.
She answered a netizen and said, “No, imbento iyan. Affected ako kasi madaming simpleng mamamayan na gusto lamang na kumita para makakain ang pamilya nila ang nawalan ng trabaho. Hindi lang naman sa kanila kung hindi rin sa milyon milyong Pilipino na ngayon ay unemployed. Hindi masama magpakita ng malasakit sa iba. You should do the same.”
In another reply to a netizen who advised her not to be too strong, Jennylyn said she doesn’t like being described as “meek.” She explained that in her 17 years as a Kapuso star, she stood up to her principles and worked hard for her dreams.