Jason Francisco defends Gerald Anderson from violent fans

Jason Francisco believes fans still need to respect the private lives of celebrities.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

1/13/2011 8:02 AM
Jason Francisco defends Gerald Anderson from violent fans


The love team of Jason Francisco and Melai Cantiveros is said to have the most number of fans worldwide, next only to the legions of followers of another pair born out of Pinoy Big Brother, Kim Chiu and Gerald Anderson. But with the continuing issue about violent fans who have withdrawn their support from Gerald and who are sending death threats to the young actor and his loved ones, Jason can'rsquo;t helped but be alarmed. In an interview with Push.com.ph during the look test for the new teleserye entitled Precious Hearts Romances presents Mana Po, Jason expressed his sympathies for Kim and Gerald.

Jason, a third placer in PBB'rsquo;s Double Up season, revealed that he first tried to audition for the said reality show during the Teen Edition in 2006, the batch where Kim and Gerald belong. Jason shared that he considers Kim and Gerald as his showbiz idols, and he asked the fans to respect the private lives of the two. "Ang mga fans kasi minsan hindi sila makaintindi. Halos five years na rin ang pinagsamahan nina Kim at Gerald at ng mga fans nila. Pero kung ano pa man ang maging desisyon nila para sa personal na mga buhay nila, sa kanila na lang 'lsquo;yun. Ang trabaho lang talaga ng artista e pasayahin ang mga fans, kaibiganin. Pero may mga pribado pa rin silang mga buhay. Sana maintindihan 'lsquo;yun ng ilang mga fans."

When he saw on the news that Kim and Gerald had both broken down during the press conference for the last year'rsquo;s film Till My Heartaches End, he couldn'rsquo;t help but sympathize for the two. "Napanood ko 'lsquo;yung balita kina Kim at Gerald na umiiyak sila. Talagang naapektuhan ako. Pakiramdam ko sa akin nangyayari 'lsquo;yun. Siyempre kapwa artista mo rin. Napaisip ako, 'lsquo;Ano ba ang ginawa namin para ganituhin ninyo kami?'rsquo; Sa haba ng pinagsamahan nila, imbis na intindihin na lang at suportahan 'lsquo;yung mga naging desisyon nila, naging kabaliktaran pa."

Jason has advised Gerald to keep his cool. "Malas lang siguro ni Gerald kasi siya 'lsquo;yung lalaki. Alam mo naman sa ating mga Pilipino mas nakikisimpatya tayo sa babae kaya tuloy lalaki ang kadalasang dehado. Minsan nakaka-bonding ko rin 'lsquo;yan si Gerald. Napakabait, totoong tao. Nasabi ko nga one time sa kanya na relax lang at lilipas din naman 'lsquo;yan. Sana naman, nakikita ko naman na nagiging okay na sila pareho."

Jason added that he believes that although stars and fans can be good friends, there still should be a limit most specifically when the issue is about personal life. "Dapat alam natin ang kanya-kanyang lugar. Ang mga fans pwede mo naman maging kaibigan. Pero pagdating sa pribadong buhay, dapat labas na ang fans dun. Wala na dapat nangingialam. Hindi naman ibig sabihin papabayaan na namin ang mga fans. Alam naming malaki pa rin ang utang na loob namin sa kanila. Give and take, pero dapat may limit pa rin lalo na kapag personal na buhay na ang usapan."

If ever he finds himself in a dilemma wherein he had to choose between doing what he wants and pleasing the fans, Jason said it is always more importan