Pinoy Big Brother 2006 winner Keanna Reeves slammed Jennylyn Mercado for asking how the government was spending the money they got from loans.
In a Facebook post, Reeves, who’s a known supporter of President Rodrigo Duterte, believed that the actress might not understand how government debt was being used even if she had the information about it.
Reeves even insinuate that Mercado was only acting smart.
According to her, there’s a Commission on Audit (COA) to ensure that the money of the government was being spent correctly.
“Naku inday, kahit maglabas pa sila ng breakdown, panigurado hindi mo rin maintindihan teh! Ok lang naman yan nagsasalita kayo freedom nyo yan pero yong sa tama lang din naman kasi mahirap talaga magpapanggap na matalino kasi mahirap mo yan mapanindigan!!!” Reeves said.
“Malalaking company nga may sariling accountant, ikaw panigurado may accountant karin! Mahirap yan ate,” she added.
She advised Mercado to stick to her expertise instead of trying to question the government about debts.
Reeves also said that people like Mercado were the reason why some people were underestimating the intelligence of actors and actresses.
“Kaya tinatawag ang mga artista na mga BOPALS dahil din kasi sa mga post nyo e,” she said.
Despite the criticisms she received, Mercado insisted that there’s nothing wrong with her tweets about politics.
“May qualification ba dapat bago ka magkaro’n ng karapatan na magkomento sa mga isyung panlipunan? Hindi ba sapat na mamayan ka ng Pilipinas at nagbabayad ka ng buwis? Bakit kung kailan pandemya na lahat tayo ay apektado saka ang iba ay pilit na pinatatahimik?” she wrote.
“Naguguluhan na ako. Bakit parang nakalimutan ng ibang tao irespeto ang iba kahit iba ang opinyon nila? Hindi ba ‘yun ang isa sa mga unang tinuturo ng ating mga magulang?” she added.