MANILA, Philippines -- Actress Sharon Cuneta again had to defend herself when she reportedly referred to the new suitor of her daughter KC Concepcion as "lalaking-lalaki."
That quip was published by the tabloid Bandera, and then picked up by its sister publication, the Philippine Daily Inquirer.
In that interview, Cuneta admitted that French photographer and filmmaker Pierre Emmanuel Plassart is her favorite among Concepcion's suitors.
But apparently Cuneta said more in that interview.
"At ito pa ang nakakalokang pahayag ni Mega tungkol kay Pierre, 'Lalaking-lalaki! Very nice boy. Pero hindi siya mama’s boy, ha! Gusto ko lang linawin na hindi siya babae,'" the Bandera report said.
"May pinatatamaan kaya si Mega sa mga sinabi niyang ito? Ano naman kaya ang masasabi diyan ng ex-boyfriend ni KC na si Piolo Pascual?"
The quote drew negative reactions on social media.
"THIS IS FOUL!" tweeted @PublicityAsia.
"AGREE! @sharon_cuneta12 is NEGAstar!!!" replied Cris Aquino (@pinoyviewer).
Cuneta quickly defended herself on her official Twitter account.
"I cleared it up exactly because I was avoiding controversy kasi nagtawanan ang mga nakapaligid sa akin pati ang nagtanong, so alam ko na iniisip nila. That's why I said 'not a woman.' Sinundan ko pa ng 'hindi tomboy ang ibig ko sabihin.' Guess it's damned if you do & damned if you don't. That's so sad.. May I just ask: Why is this such a big deal if no one is guilty of something? Bakit may affected? Yun lang," Cuneta told @pinoyviewer.
This is not the first time Cuneta had to defend herself on social media. Last March, the actress figured in a word war against some netizens whom she suspected are fans of Pascual.