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Liza Soberano asserts her being ‘full Filipino’ for her ‘Bagani’ role

By: - Content Strategist
/ 04:26 PM February 18, 2018

Image: Instagram/@lizasoberano

Liza Soberano voiced out her thoughts on what it is to be Filipino based on criticisms about her not being Filipino enough for her “Bagani” character.

She wrote on a tweet, “And who says were not pinoy? My Father is full filipino. I was raised by two filipinos since the age of 4. I looooove sinigang i think thats as pinoy as pinoy can get.”

Image: Twitter/@lizasoberano

While some netizens poked fun at the grammatical errors in her tweet, others tried to diffuse the tension by calling out the nitpicking.

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Image: Twitter/@lizasoberano

One commenter tried to explain that people are not questioning her being Filipino; rather, some people think she does not look Filipino enough because her American features are more dominant. The commenter also talked about the colonial mentality of fans.

Image: Twitter/@lizasoberano

Netizens have been criticizing the use of mestizo actors to play roles in “Bagani”. A tweet surfaced earlier which compared how Hollywood movie “Black Panther” employed actors of African descent while “Bagani” had “half-white” Asians covered with bronze makeup to portray pre-colonial Filipinos.

Image: Twitter/@MiguelPoblador

Netizen @MiguelPoblador however clarified that he was not criticizing the actors, but rather the people in power who made the casting decisions. JB

Image: Twitter/@MiguelPoblador

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