MANILA, Philippines—A local TV starlet who goes by the screen name Nathalie Hart – Princess Tinkerbell Cristina Marjorie Pedere Snell, in real life – has infuriated netizens across the country with what many deem a highly insensitive and utterly tasteless rape comment she posted on Instagram.
Hart – who generally plays bit parts, and was once a finalist on the reality show “Starstruck” – posted a quote on her Instagram account last Sunday. The quote, which Hart attributed to her father, said: “If rape is inevitable, lay back and enjoy it.”
Her unedited caption read: “According to my dads lesson: If rape is inevitable, lay back and enjoy it! #ihavethebestadvicer #mydadisthebesthaha.”
The half-Filipina, half British actress who hails from Santa Rosa, Laguna, has earned the ire of many, for posting what she apparently considers wisdom from her “best advicer.”
Due to the flack she drew online, Hart has since deleted the Instagram post; but not before screen shots were taken and circulated on the Internet.
DJ Mo Twister, who posted the screen grab on his Instagram account, said: “Okay doll, looks like I have to unfollow you now.@imnathaliehart.”
“She’s now famous… Aside for being a high class puta (whore) but for being dumb. Her father should be investigated looks like a messy family right there?,” one Twitter user said.
“Wipe that plastic injected lips moron your trashy *snelly* words are stinking out. You’re as fake as your name bitc*** changing it won’t make you or your fake tits real. No wonder your career stays low as you are,” said another.
Hart has tried to defend herself by apologizing for what she said was a “bad joke.”
“I do not promote nor support that behavior! I’m against domestic violence and rape! It was a bad joke and I’m extremely sorry,” Hart Tweeted in response to Twitter user UNITED VOICES AGAINST RAPE (@UVAR_global.)
In 2011, Hart, who used to go by the name Princess Snell, was rumoured to be involved in an illicit romance with boxing giant, Manny Pacquiao.
Ironically, Hart’s “bad joke” comes as women’s movements across the nation campaign to end Violence Against Women (VAW).