Ogie Diaz couldn’t help but laugh off circulating memes relating him to Olympic gold medalist Hidilyn Diaz.
The comedian and talent manager on Monday took to Facebook to send his well wishes to the 30-year-old for winning the elusive gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics.
Calling Hidilyn his younger sibling because of their identical surnames, Ogie wrote: “Congrats, Bunso Hidilyn! Ikaw ang magandang balita ngayong araw.”
Hilarious memes have since sprouted online which Ogie gladly shared on Facebook.
“Hiyang-hiya na ako sa bunso kong kapatid na si Hidilyn. Imbes na siya yung naba-viral dahil sa karangalang ipinagkaloob niya sa Pinas, pati itong pic na ito ayaw pakabog. Viral din,” Ogie said pertaining to an edited photo of him lifting the barbell.
Ogie even commended those who produced memes to somehow bring laughter to people amid the difficult time.
“Hahahaha! Salamat sa nag-edit nito. Di ko kinakaya ang husay ng mga Pilipino sa paggawa ng ‘kalokohan’ makalimutan man lang pansumandali yung mga di magandang balita at nangyayari sa paligid.”
“Ang importante, napasaya kayo ng larawang ito. Inahit ko po yung buhok ko diyan sa kili-kili para makabuhat ako diyan nang bonggang-bongga,” he added in jest.
Up until late Tuesday, Ogie jokingly thanked those who have sent their congratulatory messages to him and Hidilyn.
“Sobrang dami pa rin ang bumabati sa amin ni bunso Hidilyn, kaya on behalf of our Mommy Buenas, thank you very much po,” he said.
Hidilyn returned to the country on Wednesday, two days after her historic win in the Olympics.