Xian Gaza was unhappy with Melai Cantiveros’ acts during the Asia Artist Awards 2023.
In his Facebook post, Xian said that Melai’s extra-jolly personality during the Awarding ceremony should have been limited as it would only give a bad impression to Filipinos.
According to Xian, other nationalities watched the show, and they might have thought that all Filipinos were acting like Melai.
“Ang humor at pagiging joker ay mayroong limitasyon at inilalagay sa lugar. Kapag kasi nasobrahan sa maling venue ay magmumukhang t*nga tapos iisipin ng ibang lahi ang mga artistang Pinoy at aanga-anga at walang ka-class class,” he said.
It can be recalled that Melai captured the attention of internet users after she didn’t hide her personality during the event.
She also won the Best Actor during the Asia Artist Awards.
“If someone (questions) why I have (an) award, don’t worry. I question too. I just receive an award all my life from my mother and father when they are angry to me. Tonight, my heart is kuan. I think it’s because God moves in mysterious ways,” she said.
Meanwhile, several netizens defended Melai, including Dr. Richard Mata, who said that Melai would not affect the image of Filipino artists.
“Ok lang si Melai comedyante naman. Di naman maiisip ng Korea na ganun ang lahat ng Pinoy dahil andun naman si Kath at Dan na saksakan ng pogi at maganda at pormal. At SB19,BEN & BEN,and HORIZON. So basically we Filipinos are well represented by all of them,” he said.