Celebrity doctor Dra. Vicki Belo captured the attention of the netizens after an old interview of her talking about her rivals in the cosmetic industry has been reuploaded on social media.
On March 24, Santa Marites reuploaded the interview of Belo in the now-defunct GMA talk show Showbiz Central where she’s been asked by its host about her rivals, including Dr. Manny Calayan of Calayan Surgicenter.
The said interview became controversial after she mentioned ‘King of Talk’ Boy Abunda’s appearance.
“All I’d like to say is, if you want to look like Boy Abunda , go to Calayan, But if you want to look like Dingdong Dantes and Piolo Pascual, come to Belo.” Dra. Belo said.
The remarks from Belo received criticisms from netizens and even Abunda admitted that he was affected by the statement from the doctor.
“Nasindak po ako, na-surprise po ako, di po ako makapaniwala…kaibigan ko pong matalik si Dra. Vicky Belo for years. Vicky if you’re watching alam mo na kahit kailan hindi ako namuhunan sa gandang panlabas dahil alam ko wala ako masyado nun. Alam mo na namuhunan ako ng lakas ng loob, sipag at tiyaga, dasal, at Vicky wala akong ilusyong gumanda. At wala ring ninumang may karapatan na manlait sa aking pagkatao.” Abunda said.
“Vicky if you’re watching, you know i did not do anything bad to you to deserve this insult. Wala akong ginawa sa ‘yo. And ma if you’re watching, wala po akong ginawa. Narating ko po ang maliit na espasyo ko dito sa industriya na wala po akong tinapakan. At mga kaibigan, hindi po tayo kinakailangang kasing-ganda o kasing-gwapo ni Dingdong Dantes para maging masaya at para maging mabuting tao,” he added.
Belo apologized to Abunda and the King of Talk accepted it.
However, the King of Talk made a reminder to the celebrity doctor.
“I forgive you but we all learned a very important lesson here – to be prudent, be more cautious, and more careful when we talk about other people. And I really pray na sana, because of this experience, we all come out of this as better people,” he said.