Paolo Contis and Richard Yap shared their thoughts on showbiz controversies
Both Kapuso actors were recently entangled in controversies. Paolo went viral on social media because of the issues surrounding his breakup actress LJ Reyes while in Richard’s case, there was someone who claimed that he is the “illegitimate son” of the actor who is now running as a congressman in Cebu.
During a recent interview for their new series with multi-hyphenate Heart Evangelista, they were asked if they enjoy the publicity that they are getting. Paolo Contis said that he can’t say that he is enjoying it as he prefers to be criticized or praised because of his acting job and not by anything else.
“Naniniwala ako na we shoud be judged by our profession. Kung mali akong umarte, bilang artista kung pangit ang acting ko, dun niyo ako madya-judge. Kung maganda, ‘yon yung maganda,” he said.
Paolo also said that he is not used to this attention that his every move is being magnified on social media. Although he is not enjoying it, he said that he accepts that it is part of their profession.
For Richard, he believes the cliché “bad publicity is still publicity”. “I guess kahit ano namang issue or whatever, good or bad publicity, yun nga, it means you’re still relevant,” the former Kapamilya actor said.
Richard Yap added that if people are not paying attention to a celebrity, then, this means that they are not interested in that celebrity anymore.
Heart Evangelista also shared her thoughts on this matter. She said that she understands being in this kind of situation because she has already gone through this phase in her career.
“I think it’s important na whatever it is, good or bad, na lumabas, people will understand na you are a person, and you are real. As long as you’re, you know, you are honest of who you are,” she said.
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