Janella Salvador alarmed her followers last June 26 when, without any forewarning, she deactivated her Twitter account.
According to online sources, the actress received backlash after she missed the Red Carpet Premiere of “Walwal," the newest movie of her on-screen partner Elmo Magalona. Elmo also told PUSH's Darla Sauler in an interview after the event, "Janella was not able to come tonight because she's actually busy, pero she told me naman she was going to support it privately."
Watch the interview here:
Janella took to her Instagram Stories today, June 28, to tell her side of the story and to defend herself against all the negativity being thrown at her. She wrote:
“I’m sorry, I didn’t want to resort to this but I cannot tolerate getting all the backlash because of someone’s wrong choice of words for the benefit of the movie. I know that he did not want to disappoint our supporters but it was at my expense.”
“I was not 'busy' during the premiere night.”
She continued, “I informed Elmo in advance that I would prefer to watch the movie in private and he agreed. He understood, so that may be the reason why he did not invite me anymore. He probably just doesn’t know how to word things properly sometimes under pressure. Lesson learned, I hope.”
“I know that not everyone will listen to me but I also know that I at least deserve to speak up. I still sincerely wish the movie all the best. Again, I’m sorry. I’m sure you all know that I would always choose to defend Elmo (even he knows that) but I guess I have no one to do the same for me but myself.”
Elmo and Janella’s most recent movie together under Star Cinema was 2017’s horror-thriller “Bloody Crayons”.
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