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'I choose to reach each out privately and dialogue respectfully': Bianca Gonzalez on Toni Gonzaga's controversial interview

By Camille Santiago Published Sep 18, 2021 11:07 am

Bianca Gonzalez has responded to netizens accusing her of staying quiet about her close friend Toni Gonzaga's controversial interview with Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr.

In a tweet last Sept. 17, Gonzalez addressed those who “have been tagging me” in the controversy involving her Pinoy Big Brother co-host.

The TV host, who is a vocal anti-Marcos, said that her stand "has always, ever since, been very public," which is #NeverForget and #NeverAgain. 

Gonzalez added that while this is true, "as a friend," she chooses "to reach out privately and dialogue respectfully" instead of calling them out "publicly."

"Because for me, that is what a true friend would do. Even family and friends can have different views," she said.

She added: "My friends know that my stand has always been #MarcosNotAHero, and I will continue to be vocal and share my stand." 

Gonzaga recently drew flak after she invited the son of the late dictator for a one-on-one interview on her YouTube show Toni Talks. There, Marcos shared his greatest lessons from his father.

Days after, the Ateneo Martial Law Museum has sent an open letter to the host saying that the episode has helped in spreading "propagandistic lies peddled by Marcos." They also invited Gonzaga to interview the victims and surviving families of the Martial Law regime.

"We think that hearing their stories and struggles will be much more inspirational for your audience than talking to anyone from the Marcos family," they wrote.

Photo from @iamsuperbianca and @celestinegonzaga on Instagram