Neil Arce defends Angel Locsin over 'ingenuine, fake' accusations
Neil Arce just can’t let slide an allegation that Angel Locsin’s efforts in this time of pandemic are merely for publicity.
On Facebook, the producer-businessman shared a screenshot of a post written by a netizen who identified himself as a sociologist and a professor.
The latter claimed Angel’s efforts for the frontliners are “pure publicity and self-promotion.”
“Frankly speaking, I am not impressed with actress Angel Locsin if she is helping. She is earning an overpriced rate of P500,000 per taping day. That is an injustice to the more hardworking Filipinos working very hard but not paid properly. Her help is pure publicity and self-promotion,” the post read.
Neil Arce and Angel Locsin
“I’d rather praise our lowly hardworking frontliners who are underpaid than those boastful teleserye stars who are self-centered. The problem with Filipinos is that they easily praise and worship those boastful stars. I can feel that Angel Locsin is not genuine. I am not dumb. I am a sociologist. I know her sincerity is fake.”
Neil would have none of it. He pointed out his fiancé is not trying to impress anyone.
“…So it doesnt really matter to US if you were Not impressed, ” he wrote.
“Yes I agree with you I myself would rather praise frontliners who are risking their lives everyday. This is the reason why we are doing this to Help our frontliners by making sure they are protected, making sure they can rest and by making sure we do everything we can to make their lives easier. Impressing anyone especially people like you who seems to hate on people you do Not know personally is Not at all important to us. ”
Contrary to the netizen’s claims, Neil said Angel doesn’t earn half a million pesos per taping day. He found the assumption fallacious.
“I honestly believe that God made her successful because God knows she Will use it to Help those who are In Need. Calling out all actors as self centered and Filipinos idiots is something we do Not Need during this time of Crisis sir, ” he said.
In the end, Neil called out the netizen and said that as a professor, he should set an example to his students by not pulling each other down.
“What worries me is that I read that you are a Professor is this what we are supposed to teach our students? Are we supposed to teach our students to look at everything negatively? I dont expect everyone to believe In The sincerity of The things we do. But if The people our students are supposed to learn from think this way then our country Will never really have a chance to prosper. “