Ethel Booba caught the attention of netizens on Twitter once again after one of her tweets allegedly made light of suicide.
On August 13, the comedienne told her thousands of followers on the platform that if they are stressed, she is selling a rope for a cheap price.
“Goodnyt uli mga teh sana naging happy ang araw nyo sa mga EWAN. KUNG STRESS KAYO. May tinda akong LUBID MURA LANG. HAPPY?” she tweeted along with a photo of her and boyfriend Jessie Salazar laughing.
Netizens took the “lubid” statement to mean that the comedienne was referring to suicide.
Prior to the controversial tweet, she engaged in an online tussle with some Twitter users over her politically-related posts.
In another tweet, to defend herself, Ethel said her tweet was intended for her bashers.
Mental health services provider, In Touch, replied to her post, reminding Ethel that suicide is not a joke.
“Hindi biro ang suicide,” they said.
Others Twitter netizens also told her off on her “insensitive” tweet.
“Hindi po joke ang suicide. Please delete this,” a netizen wrote.
A Twitter user warned Ethel that her tweet could possibly trigger anyone with suicidal thoughts.
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