Socialite-actress Gretchen Barretto and her friends Patty Pineda and Mimi Que are now in hot water after their video of laughing at a letter who's asking for their help went viral.
The video was immediately deleted by the 48-year-old actress as soon as it drew flak but netizens are faster in securing a copy of it and shared it on social media.
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A Facebook page named Share.com uploaded the video and as of writing, it already garnered 53.2k views, 415 comments, and 590 shares.
They are being bashed for being insensitive.
"My eldest po this January has been diagnosed with butas sa puso. Been sending my request for my brother who had two… duodenal (sic) mass and chest lymphoma and soon for chemo po and sana mabasa niyo po. Since it’s a (sic) Mother’s Day, ang request ko po sana is Ensure milk for my mother-in-law… Lilia … na 73-years-old mag-isa lang po siya…" Patty said, reading the letter.
Clueless just like the netizens is Gretchen's daughter Dominique Cojuancgo who was taking the video.
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Gretchen, Patty, and Mimi has yet to comment about the issue but the letter sender (doesn't want to be named) granted an exclusive interview with Inquirer.net.
“Actually nanood ako sa live. Natatawa rin ako kasi bisaya ako, Surigaonon, tagalog (Manileño) sila so talagang mahirap intindihin ang letter ko," the sender said.
"Akala nila lahat ng persons doon may request ako sa anak ko, kapatid ko na may cancer. Hindi pala, ensure (milk) lang pala. Okay lang po. Nakakatawa naman talaga," the sender stressed, hoping for the issue to end.
The letter sender aso revealed that Gretchen and her friends granted the request she sent.
"Thank you so much po Ms. Gretchen, Ms. Patty, and Ms. Mimi for granting my request. May GOD bless you a thousandfold. Salamat naman at natawa kayo sa letter ko.
"Laughter is the best medicine," she reterated in the end.
Now that the letter sender has spoken, what's your take on this issue? Comment below!
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