Stars on the pros and cons of social media

Published October 20, 2021, 6:11 PM

by Neil Ramos

Millions of people around the world use social media to voice out their opinion on anything and everything.

The John and Jane Does among us consider it a boon, inasmuch as it gave them a pulpit.

But how do celebrities feel about it?

Awarded actress Charlie Dizon shared: “There are pros and cons to it. I like it that through social media I learn the latest happenings around the globe. I like it also that it offers a venue for people who have something to say. Problem though is, may mga ilan na hindi maganda ang sinasabi. But what can we do?”

Popular actor Joshua Garcia: “Aminin na natin: Toxic talaga ang social media. Lalo na for celebs, artists. Like ako, through social media ang dami kong naririnig na hindi maganda. Parang ako na lang ang nakikita. Pero wala e. Ganun talaga e.”

Jake Cuenca: “I think we should just be more careful with our actions din on our end. May mga nagba –viral kasi dahil na mi-misinterpret lang ng mga tao. Like ang pinakanaaalala ko na huli personally, ay ‘yung supposed proposal ko kay Kylie (Verzosa, his girlfriend). Na misunderstood ng mga tao ‘yung post na ‘yun. Pero it’s not their fault. Lesson sa akin ‘yun.”

Dimples Romana: “Ako I appreciate social media for helping us artists get our message across like for a show. Naalala ko, ‘yung maleta and red dress scene ko from ‘Kadenang Ginto,’ it went viral. I like that kind of viral. Instead of masa-sad ka o maiinis ka – matutuwa ka. Actually, credit goes to the fans who created those memes ‘cause it helped a lot.”

Charlie, Joshua, Jake and Dimples are to star in “Viral Scandal.” It will start airing Nov. 15 on the Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, iWant TFC, and A2Z Channel 11.