Heart Evangelista says she understands the hate — apologizing to those whom she has offended with her tweet.
Heart Evangelista has made a public apology after earning the ire of netizens on her tweet about a cancer-stricken patient.
In a now-deleted tweet, Heart shared a video that sees a bone cancer patient en route to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) who walked from Masinag, Antipolo all the way to the Marcos Highway checkpoint.
While several netizens deemed the video of the woman — identified as Cynthia Esperitu — as enraging, some were shocked after finding out that Heart praised her instead of getting a grasp of her difficult situation.
“Dearest Cynthia, thank you for inspiring others to smile and stay positive. God bless you and your friend,” she wrote.
Netizens then started calling out the actress, noting her sensitivity to the “plight of the poor” amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
One netizen wrote: “On a range of 1 to Heart Evangelista, how tone-deaf are you to the plight of the poor?”
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As soon as the tweet exploded, Heart made it to the top trending topics on Twitter with “Ms. Heart” taking the number one spot — prompting her to delete her tweets.
The 35-year-old A-List star then apologized and said that she should have elaborated her sentiments more.
“I deleted all my previous tweets. I understand the hate. I should have elaborated my sentiments more. I am sorry. So sorry,” she wrote.
In another tweet, she added: “You may not see my heart and that’s ok so I just wanna say I am truly sorry if I offended “you.”
“So sorry. I really am. :( This is driving me crazy. :( I am so sorry,” she wrote.
The Philippine government has recently suspended mass transportation in Luzon due to the declaration of the enhanced community quarantine amid the COVID-19 crisis.