While some Kapamilya artists were vocal with their frustrations regarding ABS-CBN’s franchise denial, Nadine Lustre was reserved with her sentiments on social media.
“Gaya ninyo, kapamilya din ako. Gaya ninyo, natatakot ako sa mga nangyayari. Gaya ninyo, nalulungkot din ako para sa 11,000+ na taong nawalan ng trabaho. Gaya ninyo, umiiyak ako para sa sariling bansa. Dahil gaya ninyo, Pilipino din ako,” Nadine said in an Instagram story on Sunday.
In another post, she affirmed her solidarity with ABS-CBN and its employees now at risk of losing their jobs after her home network’s franchise bid was rejected by the House of Representatives on July 10.
“Kasama ako sa laban na ito. Patuloy na tumutulong at nagdadasal sa kabila ng pagluluksa,” she wrote.
She then asked the public to focus their attention on other pressing matters.
“Sana ay ibaling natin sa mga bagay na nararapat pagtuunan ng pansin. Pakiusap, huwag tayong magaway away at maghati. Wala na tayong oras,” she said.
After her series of Instagram stories, netizens on Twitter applauded the 26-year-old for her call for unity.
Prior to posting her sentiments, the actress was criticized online for her “silence” on the issue.
“Ms nadine lustre spoke. Put your attention on who’s at fault,” a Twitter user said.
“Nadine has always fought her battles graciously and intelligently. Take that, unintellectual bashers,” another said.