Here are some of the strong statements from celebrities over the controversial comment of Joey de Leon.
JOEY DE LEON – Here are the brave and strong statements from some of your favorite celebrities over the controversial stand of Joey de Leon about depression.
It was on October 5 episode of the segment Juan For All, All For Juan of the Kapuso network’s longest-running noontime show Eat Bulaga! when the veteran comedian, host, and actor Joey de Leon uttered a controversial comment on depression.
It all started when the winner of the Sugod Bahay stated that her mother was diagnosed because of depression.
But the comedian objected the thought said, “Yung depression, gawa-gawa lang ng mga tao ‘yan. Gawa lang nila sa sarili nila.”
Yet, the phenomenal actress Maine Mendoza opposes what the veteran male host just said.
Maine indicated, “Hindi siya joke. Kasi maraming nakakaranas nun, lalo na sa mga kabataan. Kaya dapat, kung mayroong nakakaranas ng ganun, bigyan natin ng suporta.”
To which was agreed by Alden Richards, the love partner on the screen of Maine, as he indicated that people at such cases needed “moral support.”
But Joey de Leon insisted, “Hindi, huwag niyo suportahan, gawa-gawa lang niya yun. Wala, nagpapasosyal lang. Kapag mayaman, depression. Kapag mahirap, wala, wala kang pag-asa sa buhay.”
Thus, this statement gathered numerous criticisms from the people of the social media community and from their fellow celebrities as well.
Here are the reactions:
Jokes might help people suffering from depression, but their situation surely isn't one. I went through it too and it's as real as it gets
— Jake Ejercito (@unoemilio) October 5, 2017
Don't talk about mental health if you don't know jack about it. Support. Love. Care. Don't ignore. Embrace and guide. ❤
— Jasmine (@jascurtissmith) October 5, 2017
Depression isn’t a joke. Same last name, but thank God we’re not related. Ew.
Shame on him and people who think like him.
— Mariel de Leon (@mariaangelicadl) October 5, 2017
Close to 800k people die every year due to suicide. If you aren’t angry about what he said, what kind of human are you? Where is your heart?
— Mariel de Leon (@mariaangelicadl) October 6, 2017
Depression is no joke. Depression is real. Awareness is what we need to end potentially dangerous remarks and comments about it.
— Khalil Ramos (@TheKhalilRamos) October 5, 2017
On a positive note: Mukhang ito na ang panahon that mental health issues get the attention and the awareness campaign that it needs here. ❤
— Bianca Gonzalez (@iamsuperbianca) October 5, 2017
Just because you haven't experienced it doesn't mean it is not real. Never ever mock a pain you haven't endured.
— Jodi Sta.Maria (@JodiStaMaria) October 6, 2017
All of whom strongly and boldly emphasizes their objection and opposition towards the stand of the veteran Kapuso host over the sensitive issue of depression.
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