"Crazy Rich Asians" is currently showing in the Philippines and Filipina actress-host Kris Aquino has a cameo in the movie as the royalty named Princess Intan. The movie has been raved not only by critics abroad but also here in the Philippines. The film has been doing great in the box office as well.
One of the brands that Kris is endorsing posted a congratulatory message for her on Instagram. However, Kris asked the brand to take down the said post.
She wrote, "I know you had the best of intentions but the reason I got off social media right before the showing of @crazyrichasians was because I didn’t want to make myself a target of unnecessary stress & trolling... I purposely chose to keep quiet & not even attend a single screening of CRA here in the 🇵🇭 because I didn’t want to be labeled EPAL. I respectfully ask the admin of this @chowkingph feed to remove this post? I chose to not drumbeat the movie because it was more than enough for me to hear from friends & supporters, and read posts of people I don’t even know that the audience in cinemas would spontaneously applaud during my brief screen time."
Kris added, "In a country now dominated by hate, it is victory enough that i haven’t chosen to go as low as the purveyors of vitriol. @chowkingph wala naman tayong crab 🦀 or alimango sa menu natin- so wag nang bigyan ng space mag promote ng produktong hindi naman natin sine-serve. #truth."
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