On Tuesday, the 'Sino Ang May Sala? Mea Culpa' actor Tony Labrusca addressed the controversy by posting a series of tweets clarifying why he decided to publicly come clean.
Tony Labrusca has responded to the heavy backlash he faced in light of the shocking revelations he made on late night talk show Tonight With Boy Abunda on Monday, April 29.
During the Legit or Lie portion of his interview, the Sino Ang May Sala? Mea Culpa actor had confessed to stealing goods from clothing shops and convenience stores while he was still living in Canada.
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He said, "Dati kung kailangan ko ng damit magnanakaw din ako sa store. Kung kailangan ko ng pagkain… lahat ng feeling kong puwede kong nakawin ninanakaw ko.
“I don’t want to encourage you guys to do this because it’s wrong but at that point in my life I felt my parents couldn’t give me enough for me to survive through the week. I thought that the only way I’m going to eat today is if I steal," he added.
On Tuesday, April 30, Tony addressed the controversy by posting a series of tweets clarifying why he decided to publicly come clean in the first place.
"Some of you guys are so quick to judge. I shared my flaws on TWBA because I’m sharing my HUMANITY with you. It’s human to make mistakes and those mistakes teach you very valuable lessons. TRUST me I’ve experienced that first hand," he told.
"I admitted to [Tito Boy] that I used to steal FOOD and CLOTHES I could not AFFORD. I never said it was right nor am I proud of it," he added.
He then underlined his promise to take responsibility for his mistakes by paying back the places he had once stolen from.
"I did make light of the situation and if you were there you would know. I PROMISED tito I would pay back the places I took from because I can now afford them," he said.
"NO ONE is perfect. So stop acting like it. We all make mistakes. Your mistakes aren’t what define you as a person, it’s the effort you put into changing for the better every day," he added.