|Veteran actress Sharon Cuneta. File photo
MANILA - Sharon Cuneta has had enough of the "obscene, painful words" she has been receiving on Twitter, saying she has decided to leave the micro-blogging site.
Early this week, the 47-year-old actress posted a series of tweets directed at those "hiding behind anonymity, enjoying a very false sense of power" and asked her followers to understand her decision to take a break.
"I know you'll understand if I do not use Twitter for some time and just go back to living my happy life with those who truly love me and who deserve my love," she said.
Cuneta noted her achievements in showbiz, saying she doesn't deserve the kind of ridicule she gets from some netizens.
"How easily people forget that I once maybe made them, or their mom, or someone they love, happy. The awards, the box-office queen trophies, the top-rating shows and #1 singles and albums. How easily they forget.
"I hope they remember more than any contribution I have made to my beloved industry the way I lived my life, raised my daughter with only the help of my parents and friends, how good of a daughter I have been. And how much I loved my public. Maybe they'll even remember how very much they loved me," she said.
Cuneta has already taken a break from Twitter last September, citing the need to rest from all the "meanness of people, the intrigues and questions."
The earlier decision came after Cuneta drew flak for congratulating Megan Young for becoming the first Filipino to be crowned Miss World, while stressing that, at least for her, actress Ruffa Gutierrez has "already won the crown."