‘May career pa ba kayo?’ Angel Locsin pans other stars’ silence on ABS-CBN franchise issue

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 18 2020 08:44 PM | Updated as of Jul 19 2020 08:59 AM

MANILA -- Angel Locsin criticized fellow celebrities who have chosen to stay away from talking about politics, or have opted against any form of direct criticism, in the wake of the decision of lawmakers to shut down ABS-CBN.

It was last July 10 when congressmen rejected ABS-CBN's franchise renewal application, causing massive, ill-timed layoffs in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic. This was followed by a plethora of posts from popular TV personalities, with a good many offering just prayers and sympathies for those who lost their jobs.

Locsin criticized this muted response of some, in a noise barrage protest held against the attack on ABS-CBN this Saturday afternoon.

"Sa lahat ng artistang hindi nagsasalita, ano? May career pa ba kayo? Wala na, wala na kayong network," Locsin said in front of demonstrators.

"Kahit magpa-cute kayo diyan sa Instagram, mag-send kayo ng mga sad face —hindi niyo nadadamayan ang mga katrabaho niyong dahilan kung bakit kayo sumikat."

She added: "Kapag hindi tayo nagsalita, ibig sabihin kinampihan natin ang mali!"

Locsin was among the celebrities who joined the noise barrage protests, with the others being Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla, Enchong Dee, and the Gonzaga sisters.