John Lloyd Cruz’s father in the business, Johnny Manahan, released a statement regarding the recent controversy that the actor was embroiled in.
In his statement, Mr. M remarked that what transpired was the effect of the prevalent use of social media and this incident will serve as a lesson for the actor to be more cautious next time.
“JLC works hard as an actor... 18 hr. days at a stretch. He was just letting off some steam. In this age of an all pervasive social media, what is ok and innocent in private becomes worthlessly controversial in public. He will have learned his lesson and be more careful in the future,” he stated.
John Lloyd recently set the online world abuzz after videos of him while he was drunk went viral. The actor travelled to Cebu with Ellen Adarna and her friends during the weekend. Their escapade was documented on the Instagram Stories of Ellen and her friends, which later spread to other social media platforms.
The actor apologized on his Instagram on Monday, September 11, following the controversy. On his page, he wrote, "diz iz mi lerning. very humbling but i do apologize to the little boys & girls. no regrets babies just life revealing its raw beauty (sic).”