Ai-Ai delas Alas gets apology from teacher who called her ‘bobo’ for criticizing Eternal Monarch

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A public school teacher has apologized to Ai-Ai delas Alas after the comedienne called him out for cyberbullying over her comments on the K-drama The King: Eternal Monarch.

In an Instagram post, Ai-Ai shared a screenshot of a certain Noel De Ocampo slamming her as “bobo” and “pathetic” after she aired her “honest opinion” on the Lee Min Ho starrer.

The teacher’s Facebook post read: “Ambobo mo naman AiAi. Hindi mo gets ang flow ng story? Hindi mo alam yung parallel universe? Hahahah. Pathetic. PS. Legit IG post n’ya yan. hahaha.”

The comedienne also shared a letter dated May 25, demanding an apology from Ocampo for his “out of context, personal, irresponsible, and malicious Facebook post” in order to “preserve the future of this nation, and the integrity of the academe, teaching profession, and the Department of Education”. 

The teacher then issued a letter of apology, wherein he admitted that his Facebook post was done “out of negligence considering that (he) is a public servant” and a “blatant act” that served him a great lesson.

In the caption, Ai-Ai went on to air her dismay over how it got to the point where she received hate-filled comments for merely sharing her thoughts on the K-drama. 

“Una sa lahat hindi ko alam bakit umabot sa ganito ang mga ugali ng mga tao sa panahon ngayun. Sa 30 years ko sa industriyang ng telebisyon at pelikula, hindi ko inaasahan na makakaranas ako ng ganitong pang babastos ng dahil lamang sa nanood ako ng kdrama na hindi naayon sa aking panlasa… pagmumura ng mga kabataan at pambabastos ng mga tao at maging ng isang guro na dapat ay maging isang ehemplo para sa kabataan,” she said. 

She continued, “Nalungkot lang ako dahil mga kababayan ko pa ang nagmura at nilait ako at tinawag ng kung ano ano. Mga kababayan kong kahit papano sa 30 taon ko sa telebisyon at pelikula ay napangiti o napatawa ko sa munti kong kakayahan sa pagpapatawa na talentong bigay ng panginoon sa akin.

“Ngunit ng dahil lamang sa KDRAMA ito ay tinawag nila akong bobo, walang alam, walang kwentang artisa.”

Citing Korean entertainment website Soompi, she pointed out that the fantasy drama even registered low ratings in South Korea, which could mean its Korean audience shared her opinion.

Nevertheless, Ai-Ai hoped that this kind of situation would serve as a lesson to “cyberbullies” — to respect each other’s opinion and to “think before we click”. 

“Sana maging aral ito sa mga cyber bullies. Maari naman kayong mag voice out ng opinyon or pakiramdam at saloobin pero hindi nyo kailangan murahin at durugin ang pagkatao ng isang tao tao na wala naman ginawa sa inyo kundi mag lahad ng kanyang opinyon sa palabas na hindi niya gusto (iba din ito sa pagkakaintindi nyo na hindi ko naintindihan).

“Sana din respetuhin nyo lahat ng tao sa industiryang kinagagalawan namin. Hindi natin alam mga pinag dadaanan ng bawat isa, kaya dapat we think before we click. GOD BLESS.”

Lyka Nicart
Lyka Nicart
Lyka Nicart wanders on the internet, hearts Kpop (and ofc her bias), loves everything purple. When she's not writing, she's fighting with her dear cat.

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