MANILA, Philippines - Sultry actress Angelica Panganiban on Thursday drew flak after tweeting her reaction to Azkals’ midfielder Phil Younghusband’s supposed second shot at show business.
Panganiban took to microblogging site Twitter to voice out her "sadness" upon learning that Younghusband is about to appear in an independent film.
The actress's tweet was: "Si Phil may indie film? Akala ko ba football player siya??? Lahat na lang artista na. Sad.”
The "Banana Split" star also advised Younghusband to focus more on his football career rather than pursuing his showbiz ambitions.
"Masama. Sana lang mag-focus muna silang lahat sa Football. Para sa Pinas kasi yun. #justsayin' after na lang ng tourny mag artista," she added.
Minutes after she posted her opinion, fans of the Philippine football team quickly berated the actress.
mieloveskyu told Panganiban: "Everyone is entitled to his/her own opinion. Hayaan mo na!"
frapaecoors tweeted: "@IamAngelicaP judging much? wow way to motivate new actors. smh"
happiemom808 said: "@IamAngelicaP thats their life! Di pag may opportunity na edi i-grab na! Ikaw nga hindi nag-aral dahil gusto mo mag artista!!!!"
anilmorales tweeted: "@IamAngelicaP bakit? wala kang pakialam kung kami ni phil or not in the same way wla karing pakialama kung may movie siya oh wala!"
Panganiban was also reminded of Younghusband’s earlier attempt to join showbiz.
Prior to his football stardom, Younghusband gave showbiz a try by joining singing contest "Celebrity Duets" in 2008. However, the showbiz career of Younghusband, who was then rumored to be dating actress Rhian Ramos, had failed to take off.
Amid the frenzy, Panganiban appealed to her critics: "Ang kitid ng utak ng iba. Di ko sinasabing ang gusto ko eh ako lang ang artista. Kung gusto pala nya mag artista, sana di na sya nag-football."
As for Younghusband’s brief showbiz stint in 2008, Panganiban tweeted: "Sana sa PBB [Pinoy Big Brother] siya sumali, 'di sa Azkals. Baka mapuyat siya sa shooting di siya makalaro ng maayos. Gets niyo ba ko? O buong araw natin to issue?"
Panganiban, however, is not the only one on Twitter who has the same sentiments. Some of her Twitter followers even defended her from criticisms.
im_so_MARIE said: "@IamAngelicaP Tama ka!! Sobrang nakaka lungkot.. pano sila makaka focus sa sports nyan kung magaartista sila? CHAKA!!!"
simplicrissy tweeted: "@IamAngelicaP hahaha! wag mo na lng patulan ang makikitid ang utak. di yata nila na getz ang ibig mong sabihin. react kc ng react! kalokah!"
enyeala said: "Try to understand one's opinion po,don't use harsh language against @IamAngelicaP nagmumukha kayong walang pinag-aralan"
mynameisdinaa tweeted: "Mas maraming nagmamahal sayo @IamAngelicaP kesa sa nangaaway sayo, kaya ganyan yan e naghahanap ng attensyon."
This was not the first time that Panganiban exchanged heated words in the social networking site.
In 2010, Panganiban was forced to delete her original Twitter page after she became a target of invectives and demeaning comments from some of her followers.
Aside from Panganiban, sexy actress Cristine Reyes, drama icon Claudine Barretto, and entertainment journalist Ogie Diaz were among the celebrities who got involved in the so-called "Twitter war."