Talent manager and comedian Ogie Diaz shared how he refused to promote in his vlog a movie star because the latter said yes to the shutdown of ABS-CBN.
In his “I-chika Mo Na, Dali!” vlog on his Ogie Diaz Showbiz Update YouTube channel, Ogie relayed that a promo coordinator of the said movie approached him to guest the movie star in his vlog but he said no to the request.
Ogie explained, "Hindi mismo 'yung artista 'yung lumapit sa akin kundi 'yung promo coordinator para sabihin sa akin na baka pwede mo i-guest ito sa vlog mo, itong artista na ito. So derechahan kong sinabi sa kanya, ‘No. Yes to ABS-CBN shutdown siya. Sorry.’"
He remarked that he is really firm about this stand and he will not guest those who supported the shutdown of the Kapamilya network.
"Firm ako diyan and that's my stand at kung sino 'yung mga kakilala ko o kaibigan na nag-yes to shutdown, hindi ko kayo ige-guest," he said.
Ogie added, "Sabi ko naman kumbaga kung maganda naman 'yung pelikula niya kikita naman 'yun kahit wala 'yung tulong ko di ba? Sabi ko lang sana nag-improve na 'yung acting niya."
Ogie did not disclose the identity of the celebrity in question.
This is not the first time that Ogie Diaz discussed the said matter.
On his Facebook page on November 27, he wrote, “Asking for my support ang isang namamahala ng isang movie for the filmfest. Baka daw pwede kong i-guest at interbyuhin sa aking YouTube channel yung isang bida doon. Sabi ko nang wala nang paligoy-ligoy pa, ‘No. Yes to ABS-CBN shutdown siya. Sorry.’”
He further said, "Kung maganda naman yung movie niya, hindi naman niya ako kailangan. Kikita pa rin yan. Sana lang, mahusay na siyang umarte."
In July, the House committee denied ABS-CBN a new franchise, which shut down the media giant’s broadcast operations. Thousands of employees were laid off following the shutdown.