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How do you solve a ‘problem’ like Mocha

/ 12:03 AM October 31, 2016
Mocha Uson —Facebook

Mocha Uson —Facebook

Mocha Uson has never had it so good. As a member of Mocha Girls, her career was steady. But now that she’s a self-proclaimed spokesperson for the masses on her Facebook political blog, the sultry performer has gained over four million followers.

Since she’s a rabid supporter of President Duterte, the Mocha Uson blog’s popularity is mob culture at work.

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She has caused quite a commotion to the point that there’s a petition to have her blog taken down. Political strife rages on even online.

If “mocha” is not your favorite flavor, then choose another one. Considering how controversial her blog is, I wonder if an ice cream company will get Mocha to be its endorser with the tagline:

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“I scream, You scram!”

Go, girl—milk it for all its worth.

We asked celebs to weigh in on the Mocha brouhaha:

Isay Alvarez: I admit I did not like Mocha’s image or choices before. I disliked her over-the-top sexy outfits and the words that came out of her mouth. I thought then, “She’s no good for the next generation—she’s no role model at all. Then, by God’s grace, she turned over a new leaf—she became a “daughter of God.” Now she’s being persecuted for her bad choices in the past.

Isay Alvarez

Isay Alvarez

I checked out her blog and saw a new Mocha. She reports the good things she has observed and suggests what else can be done. No character assassination. She has the right to be her own person.

Think before you click

Robert Seña: I haven’t read it yet, but she has the right to write whatever she wants on her own blog. It’s the internet, for crying out loud. It’s up to you what you want to read or post. But think first before you click that button.

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Bo Cerrudo

Bo Cerrudo

Bo Cerrudo: I sometimes read her posts. I see nothing wrong with it because it’s a free country. Everyone will always have an opinion. At least, she stands for what she believes in.

Noel Cabangon: I saw the petition [to take down her blog] but I ignored it, because it wasn’t right to curtail someone else’s right to [free] speech. If you do that, you’ll be doing the same thing as this government is doing, which is curtailing the right to due process of all the victims of extrajudicial killings.

Christian Bautista: Mocha has the right to express her opinions on her website. The people who created the petition also have the right to express theirs. This is what democracy is about.

Joey Reyes

Joey Reyes

Joey Reyes: We may have different ideas and opinions. But let us agree to disagree and respect one another. That is the whole point of democracy: the free market of ideas, the open arena to exchange our thoughts and acknowledge diversity in our interests. There are those who vehemently disagree and react to Ms Uson’s statements, but that is her option, and her right to express what she thinks and feels. To shut down her platform by accusing her of disinformation is a violation of her rights.

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