TV actress slammed for ‘enjoy rape’ post
MANILA, Philippines—An Instagram post by TV actress Nathalie Hart was slammed by netizens for saying that “inevitable” rape should be enjoyed.
Hart posted a quote in her Instagram account last Sunday saying “If rape is inevitable, lay back and enjoy it.”
She attributed the said quote to her father, whom she referred to as her “best [adviser].”
“According to my dads lesson: If rape is inevitable, lay back and enjoy it! #ihavethebestadvicer #mydadisthebesthaha,” the caption read.
Hart has since deleted the said Instagram post. That, however, did not stop netizens from slamming the actress as a screen grab of her post continues to circulate online.
A Twitter user named Wayne Leigh Miranda said “STUPID NATHALIE HART. Whoever she is.”
DJ Mo Twister (Mohan Gumatay in real life) said that he had to unfollow the actress due to her remark.
“Okay doll, looks like I have to unfollow you now.@imnathaliehart,” said Gumatay.
Gumatay’s Instagram follower @invyquirky also weighed in on Hart’s remark: “Um she posted that a very sensitive subject. Hindi biro ang marape. Mind eff yon sa mga biktima. Hindi pedeng sabihin ng sinuman na ienjoy lang ang rape. And, to be fair, he didn’t say bad about her you know. Sabi lang nya iuunfollow nya.”
Hart has also apologized for her “bad joke.”
Responding to Twitter user UNITED VOICES AGAINST RAPE (@UVAR_global), she tweeted: 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.
The actress was a former GMA 7 artist and a finalist in the reality talent show Starstruck in 2008 when she was still known by the name Princess Snell.
She was also linked to Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao in 2011. The starlet has denied the rumor.
Hart appeared in the movies “Somebody to Love” and “Dilim.” She is also in the cast of the “Flight 666” episode of the 2014 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) entry Shake, Rattle, and Roll XV.
In 2013, comedian Vice Ganda also came under fire for his rape jokes during his concert.
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