Sen. Sherwin Gatchalian has recently shared his opinion regarding President Duterte’s infamous kiss issue on a famous microblogging app, twitter. The senator justifies the action of the president by saying that it was done in a professional way, just like how actors who are already married engage to kissing scenes with someone else.
He stated that the kiss is acceptable as long as there’s an understanding between the partners. The senator soon deleted this tweet, but still it continues to concern netizens and famous celebrities who disagress with his statement, like actor Dingdong Dantes who is known to be married to Marian Rivera. Dingdon Dantes replied to the tweet of Percival V. Cendaña regarding the prominent difference of being an actor and a government official. Dantes said, that actors are portraying a certain role and even with that, they can still opt to accept or reject a role, depending on their values and interpretation. They are accountable to their viewers, producers and to the delivery of the story. It is in no way same with being a government official and should not be used to justify a wrong act. Netizens has reacted to Dantes’ response – some were not amused on how he meddled with the political issue, and some agrees on Dantes’ statement.