Celebrities react to Ella Cruz’s viral statement on history

Published July 5, 2022, 6:43 PM

by Stephanie Bernardino

Agot Isidro has a piece of advice to young star Ella Cruz after she likened history to “tsismis,” something that went viral recently.

On Twitter, the 55-year-old star tweeted: “Ella, I love you and you’re the sweetest. (Serious ako. She really is). Next time, pwede tayong sumagot ng ‘No comment.'”

She added, “Again, mahal kita.”

Prior, comedian Pokwang voiced out her two cents on the matter via social media.

“’Nak Ella Cruz tanggap ko pananaw mo sa politika at respeto ko ang sino man sinuportahan mo, pero sa usaping HISTORY, di ako sasang ayon sayo nak dahil mali! maling mali… mabuti pang ibalik na kitang muli sa dagat nak mayaman sa iodin ang dagat nakakatalino daw yan #Aryana,” she tweeted.

Athlete-turned-TV presenter Gretchen Ho also joined the ruckus.

On her social media account, she reposted an art card containing Ella’s viral quote, which read: “History is like tsismis. It is filtered and dagdag na rin, so, hindi natin alam what is the real history. Andoon na iyong idea, pero may mga bias talaga. As long as we’re here alive at may kanya-kanyang opinion, I respect everyone’s opinion.”

Gretchen reiterated: “Facts =/= Opinion.”

She then offered an example:

“My coffee is black = Fact. My coffee is bitter = Opinion. History = Facts. Tsismis = Opinion.”

In another tweet, Gretchen pointed out: “*History’s narrative, while subject to the perspective of the author, must be written based on facts, and not opinion.”

She also re-quoted historian Ambeth Ocampo’s reaction: “Don’t confuse History and chismis. History may have bias but it is based on fact not opinion. Real History is about Truth, not lies, not fiction..”

On the other hand, dancer Dawn Chang pointed out, “Mahirap maging pag-asa ng bayan, kung ang ating kasaysayan ay sadyang kakalimutan. As Filipinos, we need to collectively help each other learn the lessons frm the past, so we can have a better future ahead. Bago magsalita, mag-aral ng kasaysayan, para may tamang ambag sa lipunan.”

 
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