Cherie Gil says sorry to Vice Ganda over ‘scum’ tweet
MANILA, Philippines—Veteran actress Cherie Gil on Thursday apologized to Vice Ganda for a tweet she made last year, calling the comedian “one of those scums of the earth.”
“I would like to personally apologize to you because I know that at some point in the past I have reacted to one of your stand up stints which maybe perhaps have been written by someone else and I didn’t take that into consideration at that time,” Gil told Vice Ganda during the ABS-CBN noontime variety show Showtime.
Gil was invited as one of the judges in the show’s “Magpasikat” segment, an annual tradition in celebration of Showtime’s fifth anniversary.
After Vice Ganda’s performance, a teary-eyed Gil issued the apology.
“I realized that at the end of the day it all comes down to getting to know the person better and understanding every story that each person goes through. Today, I saw your autheticity and your honesty,” Gil said.
In June 2013, Gil blasted Vice Ganda on Twitter in June 2013 regarding his stand-up comedy show, where he poked fun at broadcast journalist Jessica Soho’s weight.
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Gil then tweeted: “To Vice Ganda: you’re one of those scums of the earth. Shame on the Filipinos who laugh at such insensitivity and tactlessness.”
The post backfired. Gil admitted that after her post on Twitter, she got a lot of hate tweets.
“It is not the image but the message we give to inspire people,” Gil said.
“Thank you, Vice Ganda, so much for letting me get to know you today in the deepest most real sense, in your most honest being and for letting me to get to know you as a person through that song. You touch my heart.”
Vice ganda was seen in tears.
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