Isabelle Daza slammed for ‘#siquiWhores’ play
Some didn’t find it punny.
Actress Isabelle Daza has drawn mixed reactions from netizens over an Instagram post she made during her trip to Siquijor over the weekend.
Daza on Saturady posted a photo with her cousin Martine Cajucom with the caption: “We’re here to insta! Lol #siquiWhores #dumagetiton.
The hashtag “siquiWhores” is an apparent play on the words Siquijor, an island province in the Visayas, and whore, which means prostitute.
Many netizens slammed Daza for the post, which could be taken to describe the people of the province.
Others defended the TV celebrity saying it was not her intention “to malign the people of Siquijor.”
Siquijor Vice Governor and singer Dingdong Avanzado, in a statement posted on his Instagram, asked Daza to clarify her intentions.
“Before jumping into conclusions, I would like to hear directly from Ms. Daza whether the offensive term #siquiWhores is a description of herself and her companion or a judgment to my beloved people of Siquijor, ” Avanzado said in his post.
He said every citizen of Siquijor “deserves a clarification” from Daza.
“As the vice-governor of the province, I am worried on how such a foul and offensive word would damage the reputation of the Siquijodnons in the long run.”
Daza has yet to issue a statement on the issue.
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