Alex Gonzaga gets criticized for ‘rude behavior’ after smearing icing on waiter’s face in now-deleted IG Story from Dani Barretto

Alex Gonzaga slammed for smearing cake icing on waiter’s face in now-deleted IG post

/ 12:35 PM January 17, 2023
Alex Gonzaga gets flak for smearing icing on waiter’s face in now-deleted IG post

Screenshot from Dani Barretto Instagram Story

Alex Gonzaga is once again at the receiving end of criticism from netizens after a now-deleted video showing her smearing icing on a waiter’s face during her birthday celebration goes viral on social media.

In a video on Dani Barretto’s Instagram Story posted Monday night, Jan. 16, Gonzaga was seen celebrating her 35th birthday with her loved ones, including her husband Councilor Mikee Morada of Lipa City, Batangas. As the actress was blowing the candles on her birthday cake, she smeared the icing on the forehead of a waiter. 

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The video has been deleted by Barretto on the same day, as of this writing. However, it has been re-uploaded and shared by netizens and several media outlets on social media.

The video caught the attention of netizens, particularly on Facebook and Twitter, with some calling her out for her “rude behavior” and for being a “blatant bully” towards the waiter. Others also came forward to share their experiences of working with Gonzaga on social media. 

Children’s book author Ceej Tantengco alleged that she once worked with Gonzaga on a TV commercial, where the actress wanted to adjust the call time because she “was not a morning person.”

“We adjusted our plans [and] prepared to rush our shooting, thinking she had another commitment. Pala: ‘Di lang ako morning person (I am not a morning person),’” she said.

Meanwhile, content creator Arshie Larga said the actress should be mindful of how she interacts with other people.

“What if yung server ang gumawa sa kanya nun. Ano kaya ang mararamdaman nya? Oh wait, hindi pala gagawin ng server yun since may manners sya,” he said.

(What if the server was the one who did it? How would she feel? Oh wait, the server wouldn’t do that since he has manners.)

Twitter user @drakoyne said the waiter “being laughed at in front of so many rich people” must have been “hard for him.”

A netizen going by the username @RehumRafol said this is not the first time Gonzaga trended on social media for her “rude behavior.”

One @xtiantuzon_ claimed that he once worked with Gonzaga for a brand deal, however, she allegedly violated “our contract for posting a competitor brand but refused to accept the consequences.”

Radio presenter Mo Twister called out Gonzaga on social media, and said she was “drunk and stupid and a narcissist.”

Content creator Janina Vela also spoke up about the now-viral video, adding that “service workers are our equals.”

Barretto, on the other hand, was likewise being dragged in the fiasco by another netizen, @sushidotink, for “wiping her hands clean” after the video was deleted from her Instagram account.

Both Gonzaga and Barretto have yet to address the matter, as of this writing. 

“Alex Gonzaga” and the words “Mikee”, “Catherine”, “Bastos” and “GMRC” were the trending topics on Twitter since Monday night, reaching more than 30,000 tweets. Gonzaga is Catherine Gonzaga-Morada in real life, and is married to Lipa, Batangas Councilor Mikee Morada, who was also beside her in the viral video.

Gonzaga previously gained attention in social media last November 2022, after claiming that she and Dra. Vicki Belo were snubbed by Heart Evangelista at a fashion show in Milan, Italy.

However, after it blew up on social media and netizens were beginning to slam Evangelista for the snub, Gonzaga and Belo clarified that the incident didn’t really happen, and that it was all part of a joke. EDV

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