Kapamilya stars and personalities have weighed in on the catfishing issue involving multimedia artist Sam Morales and her alleged victim Jzan Vern Tero.
On Twitter last March 30, the Cebu-based transwoman Jzan created a thread which exposed how Sam allegedly tricked her by posing as Bill Iver Reyes. They met through a dating app and later got in a relationship.
Jzan alleged that their relationship went on for months only for her to find out later that Sam not only used a model friend to pose as Bill for the scheme but was also the one messaging Jzan the entire time.
Vlogger-host Mimiyuuuh then called to boycott Sam, encouraging the fashion industry not to hire her in their future projects.
“Hello po sa mga kaibigan natin sa fashion industry. Hindi niyo deserve ang isang Sam Morales. You are all working hard tapos babahiran lang ng kadumihan ng isang babaeng ito. DON’T HIRE SAM MORALES!” she tweeted.
“James and Pat and Dave” star Awra Briguela immediately showed his full support to fellow LGBTQ+ member by sending him kind and encouraging words.
“I already showed my love and support for Jzan. She deserves better. Guys, again, LET’S PROTECT OUR TRANS FAMILY!" Awra wrote.
Meanwhile, Bela Padilla and celebrity photographer BJ Pascual also spoke out:
“Jzan may be downplaying her pain and joked about being ‘marupok’ in one of her tweets, but let’s get this straight, whether she was marupok or not, she didn’t deserve to be manipulated,” Bela pressed.
“Waiting for the other parties involved to give their side but for now all I can say is: Jzan, no one deserves to be treated like this!” BJ said.
Maris Racal kept her message short yet powerful saying, "Get some, morales."
Alex Gonzaga also reminded everyone to take extra care when talking to people you meet online:
As of today, April 1, several other alleged victims have also shared their catfishing experience involving Sam.
The multimedia artist have yet to release a statement.
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