Supporters of President Rodrigo Duterte have flooded social media with a plea for people to avoid watching the latest movie of teen actor Daniel Padilla after his infamous statement during the campaign period of the 2016 elections.
Padilla was campaigning with love interest Kathryn Bernando for Liberal Party presidential candidate Mar Roxas for the elections.
It can be recalled that Padilla issued a statement, calling netizens “know-it-alls” and claiming that non-voters have no right to voice out their opinions on their candidates.
"'Di naman pwede tayo salita nang salita and hindi mo naman alam ang nangyayari sa eleksyon. Marami kasi nagmamagaling sa eleksyon, hindi naman botante, so shut up ka na, hindi ka naman botante,"
(Don't keep on talking if you don't know what's going on in the elections. There are so many know-it-alls when it comes to the elections and yet they are not even registered voters. So just shut up if you are not a voter.) He said, garnering comments from an irritated audience.
As the actor is promoting an upcoming movie entitled “Barcelona: A Love Untold”, Duterte supporters are urging the public to skip it.