Alex Gonzaga apologizes to waiter in viral birthday cake video
Alex Gonzaga on Wednesday night apologized to the waiter who she smeared icing cake on during her birthday celebration in Pasig City on January 16.
Gonzaga, on her Instagram Stories, said sorry to the hapless waiter who was identified by her family’s publicist as Allan Crisostomo, saying the incident, which was caught in a now-deleted video and had become viral on social media, had been a lesson in “humility and kindness” for her.
“On my birthday, God taught me a hard and important lesson. Humility, kindness and better judgment. I am truly sorry, Kuya Allan,” she stated.
INQUIRER.net tried to reach Crisostomo by phone at his place of work, but an employee claimed that he was not there at the moment.
Gonzaga, who is the wife of Lipa, Batangas Councilor Mikee Morada, also asked forgiveness from her family. “To my family, I am sorry for causing you pain and embarrassment. I will rise from this a wiser and better person.”
Morada also issued a separate statement on Facebook, saying that what Gonzaga did was inexcusable, but he still loves his wife despite her shortcomings.
On top of being a politician’s wife, Gonzaga, whose real name is Catherine, is also the sister of Toni Gonzaga, whose husband Paul Soriano was appointed by President Bongbong Marcos to be his adviser on creative communications. Her father is former Taytay, Rizal vice mayor Carlito Gonzaga.
This is the first time that Gonzaga publicly addressed the issue, although earlier on Wednesday, a publicist of the family came out and claimed that Crisostomo is a friend of the actress’ mother, Pinty, and that of the Sorianos.
The video was first posted by Dani Barretto, but was deleted only after several followers have made a copy and reuploaded it on social media.
WATCH: Alex Gonzaga goes viral on social media after this video of her smearing icing on a waiter’s face during her 35th birthday celebration circulated.
The video, uploaded on Instagram Story by Dani Barretto, is now deleted. pic.twitter.com/glxMxODXRKADVERTISEMENT
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This drew the ire of netizens, who called Gonzaga out for her “rude behavior” and for being a “blatant bully” towards the waiter, among them celebrities. Others also came forward to share their experiences of working with Gonzaga on social media.
Meanwhile, “Alex Gonzaga” and the words “Mikee”, “Catherine”, “Bastos” and “GMRC” were the trending topics on Twitter since Monday night.
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