Nadine Lustre on her ‘confused, bipolar, fake’ fans: ‘We don’t need your BS here’
Nadine Lustre had some prickly words for some of her fans yesterday, specifically her “confused/bipolar/fake fans.” Lustre took to her Instagram Stories to call these fans out, although it is unknown what precipitated her to take to Instagram in the first place and write about them.
She first addressed her “real” supporters, saying they—most likely pertaining to her and boyfriend James Reid—appreciate all of them for their love.
“To all of our real supporters, we appreciate you all. Thank you for showing nothing but love and positivity not only to this fandom but the others as well,” wrote Lustre in her Instagram Story with an emoji of a door.. “To all the confused/bipolar/fake fans, here’s the door. We don’t need your bs here.”
However, Lustre was quick to edit her post and remove the “bipolar” in her remark. She changed it to, “To all confused/hot and cold/fake fans, here’s the door. We don’t need your bs here.”
In a now deleted Instagram Story, Lustre also clarified what she meant when she used the word “bipolar.” “Fyi, Bipolar fans. Sometimes they love you, sometimes they hate you. Fan today, hater tom.”
Despite editing her post, however, it looks as if some netizens did not like her use of the word “bipolar” and took to social media to air their grievances about it.
“…The usage of bipolar as an adjective is never okay. It’s a mental illness that people unfortunately suffer from everyday. Don’t let it be some type of ‘slayage’ to call someone that,” wrote one Alia on May 9. “I love Nadine but di parin tama and I wish there was a way to reach out.”
The netizen added: “I think she realized her mistake, I hope she learns from it. I’m proud.”
“I admire Nadine Lustre but calling her bashers ‘bipolar’? You should know first what bipolar really means before spitting out some words because we’ll never know that maybe one of your fans or bashers are really bipolar!” one Bianca wrote last May 9. “And please stop the stigma of mental illnesses, please?”
A certain Julie also tweeted, saying, “Not hating on Nadine but… don’t use ‘bipolar’ if you’re not really referring to people who have the illness because ‘bipolar’ has a deeper meaning and is a serious matter.” /ra
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