Following the backlash on social media, radio host a͎n͎d͎ entertainment writer Jobert Sucaldito apologized on Wednesday, January 8, for his remarks against a͎n͎d͎ about Nadine Lustre.
Apparently, in a statement, Sucaldito apologized to Lustre as well as others who were bothered by his remarks. He also apologized to his radio network DZMM for putting them in a bad light.
“I would like to apologize to Ms. Nadine Lustre a͎n͎d͎ to those who got bothered by that sa aspetong ito. I am also apologizing to my radio network, DZMM, for putting them in discomfort because of this,” he stated.
It is known that Jobert h͎a͎s͎ been receiving hate comments because of his controversial remarks regarding Nadine’s viral photo.
Sucaldito made a suicide-related comment to Nadine during his late-night Monday program “Showbuzz,” in which he lamented Nadine’s “disrespect” to Ricky Lo with her choice of words a͎n͎d͎ even judged her recent Instagram photos a͎n͎d͎ captions.
“You are wrong here. Unang-una, gusto namin ipaalala sa inyo lahat na mga fans ng JaDine, hindi kami ang may pakulo ng lahat ng ito. Wala kaming alam sa mga buhay ng mga idol ‘nyo. Sila ang gawa-gawa ng kuwento na ang mali namin pinatulan namin kaya medyo lumaki at pinag-uusapan,” he said.
Netizens come to the defense not only of the actress, but also those who have suffering mental health problems. The h͎a͎s͎htag “SuicideIsNotAJokeJobert” became a top trend on Twitter.
Prior to Jobert’s apology, ABS-CBN News through its head Ging Reyes issued a statement regarding Sucaldito’s remarks.
ABS-CBN News head Ging Reyes, in light of the controversy, issued a statement, saying that the network takes mental health “very seriously.”
They are investigating reports that Jobert Sucaldito uttered inappropriate a͎n͎d͎ insensitive comments regarding actress Nadine Lustre’s state of mental health.
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