Alex Gonzaga’s husband Mikee Morada comes to her defense after viral birthday cake video
Lipa, Batangas Councilor Michael “Mikee” Morada on Wednesday came to the defense of his wife actress-vlogger Alex Gonzaga who courted the ire of netizens after she smeared cake on the forehead of a waiter during her January 16 birthday party in Pasig City.
On Facebook, Morada broke his silence several days after Gonzaga was at the receiving end of netizes’ outrage for “rude behavior” toward the wait staff, who was later identified as Allan Crisostomo.
Morada said that while there is no excuse to his wife’s actions, she also did not deserve the hurtful, sometimes below-the-belt castigations that they have been receiving on social media, especially as she has already apologized for her slip-up.
“Madami na ang nasabi tungkol sa aking misis dahil sa nangyari noong kanyang birthday celebration. Bilang asawa at head ng aming pamilya, nais ko lang sabihin na nagkamali ang aking asawa. Madaming mga rason na maari kong sabihin kung bakit niya nagawa iyon pero walang excuse sa kanyang pagkakamali. Nagkamali talaga siya. Na recognize niya ang kanyang pagkakamali at napagdesisyonan na agad na humingi ng dispensa kay Kuya Allan,” he said.
Despite her apology, Morada said they expect that many people would still find something insulting to say against Gonzaga, while others were even hurling invectives at her.
“Pero kahit na sa kanyang paghingi ng dispensa at gawin ay may masasabi pa din sa kanya. Tanggap natin yan pero bilang asawa masakit yung mga nababasa ko na sobra naman na pati ang pinagdaanan nya bilang babae ay naungkat pa. Kahit nagkakamali ang isang tao wala pa rin tayo karapatan murahin ito,” he said.
Amid all the criticism, Morada said that her wife chose to be silent and has owned up to her mistake.
“Pinili ni Alex ang maging tahimik at nagawa na ng asawa ko ang paghingi ng dispensa sa taong pinaka naapektohan sa nangyaring ito, kay Kuya Allan. Nakakahiya din sa employer ni Kuya Allan na ngayon ay napilitan nang maglabas ng statement dahil ayaw silang tigilan ng mga nais na lalong magpalaki ng isyung ito. Humihingi kami ng paumanhin sa inyo,” he said.
Morada also addressed Gonzaga, saying despite this incident, his love for her remains steadfast.
“Catherine, masakit at mahirap na lesson ito pero ang mahalaga ay ginawa mo ang dapat mong gawin at inako mo ang iyong pagkakamali. Patuloy man ang mga masasabing hindi maganda patungkol sa iyo at sa atin ay nandito ako para sa iyo. Pero may awa Ang Panginoon, dadating ang oras maghihilom din ang lahat. I love you!”
Earlier on Wednesday night, Gonzaga publicly apologized on Instagram, as she reached out to Crisostomo.
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