19 Sep Twitter War of Rape Victims Hashtags All Night
by Franchesca Chai Aquino Cerone
SHOWTIME defending #ItsPastillasTime posting #JusticeForPepsiPaloma
EB fans defending #ALDUB posting
The Philippine’s two noontime shows with a huge fan base are now arguing about rape. They choose which rapists to defend, excusing the behavior of the other.
The seeds have been planted a long time ago regarding the reality of celebrity rapists. It took the rivalry of two networks for them to talk– reading the conversations, they weren’t blind after all, fans have just chosen to be silent for more than a year.
What shocked me is the screen shot of an alleged Gabby Lopez Twitter account with 23k followers. If he indeed owns this account and encouraged the #JusticeForPepsiPaloma hashtag, I would like to say thank you. He opened the gates for ALDUB fans to talk about the Vhong Navarro cases and his own rape case in 1975.
PILIPINAS, LET’S TALK ABOUT RAPE!