Casting shade? Toni Gonzaga’s movie lines go viral amid backlash to BBM interview

Toni and BBM
Screenshots of former Senator Bongbong Marcos and Toni Gonzaga in his YouTube vlog “Toni Talks” uploaded on September 13, 2021. (YouTube screenshot / Toni Gonzaga Studio)

Social media accounts of Centenary of cinema were seen as a shadow Toni Gonzague, who recently drew criticism for his interview with the defeated former senator and running mate Bongbong Marcos on his YouTube vlog.

The TV host got a trending Tuesday after uploading the latest episode of her “Toni speaksTitled “The Biggest Lesson Bongbong Marcos Learned From His Father.” “

The video description for it reads: “Happy Birthday Sir Bongbong Marcos! We appreciate the opportunity to hear your story.

It was uploaded a day after the date of birth of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos, Bongbong’s father.

The video immediately won Criticisms of some social media users who reminded Toni of the atrocities Filipinos suffered when her father brought the country under Martial law for 14 years.

“Report the video as misleading. I mean, the worst aspects of old Marcos were martial law, lawless killings, corruption, human rights (HR) violations and many more, ”said one Twitter user noted.

“Did Toni try to humanize BBM (Bongbong Marcos) through her interview? Well, that obviously didn’t work. Why? Because in the end, what I still remember are the billions of pesos stolen from the Filipino people by Ferdinand Marcos and martial law! a different Filipino tweeted.

“It is sad that we are leaving room for historical revisionism for the 49th year since the approach of martial law. As much as I love the Toni Talks 2022 series, it is a blatant disrespect for the innocent victims of the Marcos regime. #NoToHistoricalRevisionism, ”wrote another Twitter user.

Critics weren’t limited to personal testimonials.

Cinema Centenario also released a screenshot of the 2013 family movie on Tuesday “Four sisters and a weddingWhere Bea Alonzo’s character, Bobbie, scolds Toni Gonzaga’s character, Teddie.

Its account share a line of Bobbie and an accompanying screenshot of the scene.

“Ang t * nga lang,” Bea’s character said with hands raised.

The post amused some Twitter users who called it “shadow”In the middle of Toni’s viral interview with Bongbong.

“I see what you did there”, a online user wrote in response to the message.

Her Facebook account also shared a replica of Toni’s character in the 2014 romance film “Start over again”Where she confided in her friend about her romantic misfortunes.

The post went live on the same day Toni’s interview was in the spotlight.

It has so far garnered 1,500 laughing reactions and over 300 shares on the social networking platform.

“Oi, ang lilim. (The shadow) ”, a Facebook user commented.

“Siguro Ginny, guest kung hindi mo ginagawang si BBM magkaka-simpatiya pa ako sa’yo,” wrote another online user in response to the message.

Besides Bongbong, Toni has previously introduced a human rights lawyer Chel Diokno, whose father was arrested when the elder Marcos declared martial law.

The TV host also interviewed the vice president Leni Robredo, Mayor of Manila Isko Moreno, Secretary for public works and roads Marc Villar and transport secretary Arthur Tugade before.

Toni’s video was uploaded a week before the 49th anniversary of the declaration of martial law in the country.

The period saw the restriction of civil liberties, extrajudicial killings and unresolved disappearances, media oppression and economic recession, among others.

This resulted in a “the era of impunity “ where activists, human rights defenders and civilians were arrested amid the suspension of the habeas corpus order by emboldened uniformed personnel.

London-based human rights organization Amnesty International stated that “some 70,000 people have been imprisoned and 34,000 have been tortured; over 3,200 people were killed ”from 1972 to 1981, during the years when martial law was imposed.

Andrea G. Henderson