Pediatrician and influencer Dr. Richard Mata defended Melai Cantiveros from the criticism she received after her funny acts during the recent Asia Artist Award held in the country.
It can be recalled that internet celebrity Xian Gaza called out Melai for acting funny too much during the event, saying that she might leave a bad impression on other celebrities in the Philippines.
“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.
However, Dr. Richard believed that Melai would become the reason for other celebrities to be generalized by the world.
“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.
“Lahat tayo ay may classmate na Melai. Yung kahit anong gagawin niyang seryoso sa report niya ay mas lalong nakakatawa. Sa mga Melai dyan, we accept you as you are,” he added.
Melai went viral on social media and even in South Korea for her acts and some K-celebrities were trying to imitate some of the expression of the Filipina actress.