- Arnell Ignacio told Jennylyn Mercado to stop meddling in issues against the government
- He said celebrities who do not know the issues should not voice out their political opinions
- Jennylyn Mercado reacted and said it’s wrong not to voice out about social issues
Arnell Ignacio shared unsolicited advice to Jennylyn Mercado following her criticisms against the government.
The game show host discouraged celebrities like Jennylyn to give their opinion on social media about politics; telling them that it is not their “lane.”
In a video shared on Facebook, Arnell can be seen saying, “Payo lang, wag n’yo na pasukin ang hindi ninyo linya. You have very successful careers dahil mahusay kayo sa linyang pag-aartista.”
“Do not ever think the power of popularity will instantly translate into mastery of the political jungle. Wawasakin ninyo mga careers ninyo,” he continued.
Arnell particularly mentioned that post of Jennylyn when she questioned the breakdown of the budget that was borrowed by the government for COVID-19 efforts.
“‘Nasaan napunta ang pera’, kita mo tuloy masasabihan ka ‘check-in mo nasa website ‘yan, ‘di ba? Mapapahiya ka pa,” he said.
Meanwhile, without dropping names, Jennylyn posted how it’s wrong to stop someone from voicing out their opinion on social issues.
She tweeted, “The moment you hinder someone from speaking their mind to is the moment you failed to respect the rights of your Fellow Filipino…”
Jennylyn continued how is it not enough that she is a Filipino and tax payer to care about issues that in the society.
She said, “May qualification ba dapat bago ka magkaron ng karapatan na magkomento sa mga isyung panlipunan?
Hindi ba sapat na mamamayan ka ng Pilipinas at nagbabayad ka ng buwis? Bakit kung kelan Pandemya na lahat tayo ay apektado saka ang iba ay pilit na pinatatahimik?”