Bela Padilla won’t be granting selfies amid the ongoing threats of COVID-19.
Bela Padilla has sought the understanding of her fans as she took to Twitter to inform them about her decision to refuse photo ops in public amid threats of COVID-19.
In hopes to give her fans a clear picture of what prompted her to make such a decision, Padilla narrated her encounter with a fan at a supermarket who asked for a photo with her — disregarding the measures necessary to avoid COVID-19 contagion.
“I hope everyone understands when we refuse photos for the time being. I was shocked yesterday while at the grocery with my mom, a lady who seemed very kind approached and took her mask off and wanted my mom to take her photo with me. I understand the excitement but safety first,” she wrote.
She went on: “Yesterday was the last time I’d blindly say yes to everybody, for now. I’m sorry, but I need to keep the people around me safe too. This pandemic is real. Sadly, the only way we can live our lives as normally as possible is to be extra cautious when we can.”
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A couple of days ago, one of Bela Padilla’s closest friends, Vice Ganda, also shared the same sentiments on the social media platform.
“Pasensya na po talaga sa mga 'di ko napagbibigyan ng selfie. Sana po talaga ay maunawaan ng lahat ang social distancing para sa ngayon,” Vice Ganda wrote.