Darryl Yap Bashed For ‘Cory Mahjong Scene w/ Nuns’ in ‘MiM’

“Disrespected” was what netizens felt about this scene in the movie by Darryl Yap

Director-writer Darryl Yap received bashing for the scene in Maid in Malacanang in which “Cory” was playing mahjong with the nuns after a phone conversation.

Another controversial scene in the movie was revealed and it featured the apparent character of former President Cory Aquino. It was finally revealed that actress Giselle Sanchez was the one who portrayed the said character in the movie. Previous teasers only showed half of the face of the actress which made it difficult to know who played the controversial character in the movie about the Marcoses.

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Just recently, photos surfaced online revealing that it was indeed Giselle. Photos that were taken from the scene in which “Cory” was talking on the phone and said, “Is he dying? Get them out of the Philippines” and went back to playing mahjong circulated on social media. Because of this, Direk Darryl Yap’s name trended on Twitter again.

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Photo credit: Cinema Bravo

This did not sit well with the critics of the Marcoses who are supporters of the Aquinos. Twitter user @IanMakabayan slammed that particular scene. The netizen stressed that the scene was referenced from the year 1986 when “Cory was in Cebu seeking refuge at a Carmelite monastery days before Feb 25. The call from Bosworth to grant exile for Marcos happened days later.” @IanMakabayan said that aside from “distorting” the event, it was also an insult to the Carmelite sisters.

There were also those who called the director-writer an expert in “distorting history” while some simply called it “stupidity.” Other netizens expressed that the “lies” in the movie make them puke. Some netizens also shared a petition to declare Darryl Yap persona non grata in Bicol. Previously, the Quezon City council declared him persona non grata for allegedly disrespecting the city’s official seal.

On the other hand, a netizen showed a “resibo” showing a copy of a report stating that former President Cory Aquino advised Ambassador Bosworth that she want former President Ferdinand Marcos out of the Philippines.

Photo credit: @1kityoung Twitter

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