The 8 Biggest Patola Kings and Queens
of Philippine Showbiz (On Social Media)
By Tim Henares
In this age of social media, fans and celebrities have more of a direct line to each other than ever before, but that also means people who don’t like certain celebrities can simply hide behind a computer screen and say hideous stuff they would never, ever say to these celebrities in person.
Celebrities, shocking as this might seem, are human, too. So there will indeed be times where they decide that no, discretion is not the better part of valor, and respond to these people online, in memorable fashion. We even compiled a list of moments like these before. And for defending themselves, we call them “Patola,” because “patol ng patol,” and it is not necessarily a bad thing.
In doing this list, we’re not out here to call out these celebrities for speaking their mind and defending themselves. We’re here to warn you that you don’t want to cross these 8 people, because they can and will put you in your place, if you step out of line.
Jason Paul Laxamana doesn’t like movie critics
Laxamana is the director of the film 100 Tula Para Kay Stella, and in the interest of balancing between male and female entries, is the only non-actor or actress on this list. Still, he fits the bill here because Mr. Laxamana practically responded to every single tweet that had something to say about his 2017 movie, whether it be positive or negative. The replies to positive tweets were a given: a retweet and a thanks seemed perfectly normal. The replies to negative tweets, on the other hand…
Let’s just say that even without considering his politics for a minute, Mr. Laxamana thinks any attempt to critique his film is a “campaign” against it, as opposed to, say, just a case of people not liking the film?
Solenn Heussaff won’t be slut-shamed
Solenn isn’t a fan of slut-shamers. But first, here’s context:
Not everyone appreciated this photo of Ms. Heussaff, even going as far as to say:
Which rightfully warranted this reply:
Richard Gomez will kick your ass
Richard Gomez defends the honor of his wife the way a bull defends a china shop: wildly, ineffectively, and causes more harm than good. Unlike most other Patola Kings and Queens, Richard Gomez has neither the moral high ground nor any semblance of a good comeback.
It’s one thing to get mad at people bashing you or your wife. It’s another thing to threaten them with bodily harm. It’s not even remotely witty.
Judy Ann Santos will shut you down
While Judy Ann Santos may not top any Sexiest Women List, why would anyone demand her to even be a part of one? While posting a photo of her salad lunch, a basher who clearly never even looked at the picture had this to say:
Judy Ann Santos may have played “Mara” on television, but she ended up showing off shades of “Clara” in her very sassy reply:
Maybe try not to body shame a person while she’s frigging eating a salad for lunch, okay? It brings out the worst in us.