Bianca Gonzales answers bashers: “that’s what social media is for–to share opinions”

By , on June 24, 2014


Host Bianca Gonzales. Photo courtesy of @iamsuperbianca on Instagram.
Host Bianca Gonzales. Photo courtesy of @iamsuperbianca on Instagram.

MANILA — The last few days were filled with senators heading to jail and social media is, as always, buzzing with everybody’s opinion.

Host and endorser Bianca Gonzalez is no stranger to social media’s darker side — bashers.

Bianca received tweets and comments bashing her for the tweets she posted on June 19th, when Sen. Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla Jr. appeared on TV prior to his imprisonment.

Here’s are just some of Bianca’s tweets:

Oo, may nag-tweet sa akin ng ganoon. I don’t think I have an opinion except na ngayon lang ako natanong. Wala naman akong… hindi naman ako pupunta sa press and say ganito, ganyan. Or hindi naman ako nag-tweet only because if I do, people would say, ‘Bakit mo dini-defend?’” she said.

(Yes, I got tweets like that [negative, bashing]. I don’t think I have an opinion except when somebody asks me. I won’t go to the press and say this and that. Or I won’t tweet because if I do, people would say, ‘why are you defending yourself?’)

“If I don’t say anything, I’m quiet. If I say naman something, bakit mo dini-defend hindi ka naman tinatanong ng tao. So yeah. In another interview recently, tinanong ako about the PBB issue. So, happy ako to share my thoughts,” she added.

Some netizens are even describing Bianca’s actions as “pakikisawsaw” or basically just piggybacking the pork barrel issue, which is the “in” thing to talk about at the moment.

Bina-bash ako dahil nakikisawsaw daw ako sa issue? Ah, siguro i-backread nila lahat ng tweets ko for the past three years, kapag may mga ganyan namang issue, nagpu-post din talaga ako,” she said.

(They’re bashing me because I’m piggybacking? Maybe they should read my tweets for the past three years. Whenever there’s an issue like this one, I always post something.)

“And to be perfectly honest, ang dami pang mas malalang, masasakit na salita na post ng ibang tao and ako, as much as possible, I want to share my opinion pero responsible pa rin ako sa words ko. I’m sure nakikita niya sa timeline niya yung mga lait ng tao, ‘di ba? I tried not to be like that kasi gusto ko civil pa rin naman yung magiging komento ko and yeah, that’s what social media is for, i-share mo yung opinion mo.

(And to be perfectly honest, there are a lot of other worse and more hurtful words in other people’s posts, but as much as possible, I want to share my opinion while being responsible with my words. I’m sure they can see people’s negative comments in their timeline, right? I tried not to be like that because I want to keep my comments civil. And yeah, that’s what social media is for — to share your opinions.)

When asked if she regrets posting those tweets about Sen. Revilla, she answered, “No, no, definitely, not.”

May mga words pa siguro ako na na-post in the past na siyempre alam ko may family sila na nasaktan sa whatever bashing na makuha ng family member nila. Pero part, I guess, yun ng public life… Social media is there. Magpu-post talaga yung mga tao ng opinion nila,” she said.

(There are words that I may have posted in the past and I’m sure there’s a family member out there who got hurt with the bashing their family got. But I guess that a part of the public life. Social media is there. People will post their opinions.)

Bianca said that she will continue to post her opinion on social media despite this new round of bashers.

Oo… Not because para kang nakikisawsaw or lahat na lang may say… Especially this issue-issue ng kaban ng bayan, taxpayers, every one naman talaga is concerned,” Bianca said.

(Yes, but not because I want to piggyback on the issue or just for sake of saying something… Especially about this issue about the country’s money, taxpayers. Everyone’s concerned.)

With report from Julie E. Bonifacio, PEP.ph