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Celebrities call out Senator Cynthia Villar over ‘insensitive’ comments on health workers

Several celebrities took to social media to call out Senator Cynthia Villar for her statement telling health workers to just work harder.

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08/02/2020 12:18 PM
Celebrities call out Senator Cynthia Villar over ‘insensitive’ comments on health workers
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Following Senator Cynthia Villar’s statement telling health workers to work harder during the pandemic, several celebrities took to social media to call out the business magnate-turned-politician for what many referred to as “insensitive” and “out-of-touch” comments. 

Villar — whose remarks came following an appeal from health workers to place Metro Manila and under adjacent areas back to enhanced community quarantine (ECQ) — dismissed the appeal of the health workers during an interview on DWIZ radio.

Hindi na siguro. Pagbutihin nila (medical frontline workers) trabaho nila,” she said. 


But several netizens — including celebrities — felt the need to call her out on social media as many deem her statements inappropriate considering the many sacrifices health workers have made over the last five months. 

Enchong Dee, for one, wrote: “Insensitive. Out-of-Touch. Billionaire.”

Jake Cuenca, on the other hand, wrote: “Maam wag natin baliwalain ang trabahong ginagawa ng mga health care workers natin, sila nga ang nag bubuwis buhay para satin lahat ngayon pandemia. Dapat silang pasalamatan.

Kapuso star Jennylyn Mercado also told Sen. Villar to “be better” since health workers are “heroes” who deserve better. 

“Sen, with all due respect po, you don’t get to comment about the work na ginagawa ng ating medical frontliners until you are able to experience what it’s like to be in their shoes.” She added: “Sen ... Be better because our Heroes Deserve better.”

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Senator Cynthia Villar likewise explained why there is no need to go back to ECQ and cited economic fallout as the main reason. 

Hindi pwede isara ang ekonomiya kasi kung hindi mamamatay sa (COVID-19), mamatay sa gutom ang mga tao,” she stated.

Villar is the wife of former Senator Manny Villar. Their family owns Vista Land and Lifescapes Inc., among others.