Celebrities are public personalities, and they are constantly under limelight.
Being famous, they tend to face certain issues and controversies that are being thrown their way, and they are more vulnerable to a lot of people’s hate, judgments and criticisms.
Joey de Leon, for instance, has been in the showbiz industry for many years now, and he remains to be one of the most prominent comedians in the Philippines. He is known for his funny jokes and witty comments, which can sometimes get him involved in controversies.
In fact, Joey was recently involved in two issues; the first one being his controversial comment about depression, and the other being his “nalunod” caption on one of his Instagram posts. In an interview with the Philippine Entertainment Portal (PEP), one of his close friends and “Eat Bulaga” co-host Vic Sotto was asked about the controversies that he has recently faced.
According to Vic, “Si Pareng Joey naman, sanay sa intriga ‘yan, e. Kahit na nung araw pa, marami nang pinagdaanan ‘yan. Yung paminsang-minsang naba-bash, e, kasama… kapag nag-social media ka, you have to be ready for anything. You have to be responsible for what you say, kung sa tingin mo… Kung ikaw man ay nagkamali sa iyong mga desisyon… Si Pareng Joey naman, nagso-sorry kung talaga namang… kung sa tingin niya nagkamali siya. Yun naman ang sukatan ng tunay na lalaki or tunay na tao, yung kaya mong i-admit na mali ka, mag-sorry ka. Sorry, ibig sabihin, hindi mo na uulitin.”