It’s only been a week since the turn of the year, but the JaDine fandom can’t catch a break. After rumors of a break up with days of silence from the couple and a supposed confirmation of the rumor by Philippine Star writer Ricky Lo, Nadine Lustre allowed their fans to relax when she cleared things up in her Instagram story.
But after only a couple days of peace, another issue from another journalist rocks the fandom. In a controversial radio show, DZMM’s Jobert Sucaldito makes inappropriate, insensitive, and disturbing comments that made JaDine fans’ hackles rise up, leading to the hashtags #ApologizeToNadine and #SuicideIsNotAJokeJobert to trend on Twitter. On air, Sucaldito said:
“Di kami ang may pakulo ng lahat ng ito. Wala kaming alam sa buhay ng mga idols ninyo. Sila ang naggawa-gawa ng mga kwento na mali namin ay pinatulan namin. Di ba? Kaya lumaki at medyo napag-uusapan. Di ba yun naman ang gusto nila? Kuno kuno may mga labas ang pwet, naka-T-back pa dun sa building tapos may nakalagay na mga caption na mga parang gustong tumalon. Sana tumalon na lang kung ganun din naman pala.”
The fans are real mad
Honestly, who wouldn’t be? Jobert made suicide seem like a joke, which is never, ever ok.
TANGINA. IRRESPONSIBLE JOURNALISM. JOBERT YOU’RE ONE BIG ENTITLED AND PROBLEMATIC MAN WHO THINKS SUICIDE IS A JOKE AND SLUT SHAMING IS OKAY. I HOPE YOUR ASS GETS SUED AND YOU LOSE YOUR JOB. YOU DON’T DESERVE TO BE IN YOUR FIELD#SuicideIsNotAJokeJobert#ApologizeToNadine
— (@candidwrites) January 7, 2020
— ✨ (@walkingeyebrows) January 7, 2020
…and quick to act
JaDine fans are encouraging each other to mass-report Sucaldito’s comments to the Kapisanan ng mga Brodkaster ng Pilipinas, who metes out sanctions to members who violate the KBP Broadcast Code.
Details for the complaint
Dated: January 6, 2020
Time: 10:30pm – 11pm
Show: DZMM SHOWBUZZ Sucaldito with Ahwel Paz
You can check the Broadcast code of the Philippines here https://t.co/M8e4sPSBHV
But they violated Article 4, 7 and 22.
— WELOVEJADINE OFFICIAL (@WeLoveJaDine) January 7, 2020
Nadine’s first OOTD for 2020
Here’s something we can all agree on: Nadine would look great filing a suit while wearing an actual suit.
The year is 2020 and Nadine Lustre may be wearing her first suit when she finally decides to submit a libel case and sue Jobert Sucaldito’s whack ass. Now that’s an OOTD I can’t wait to see lmaoooo #SuicideIsNotAJokeJobert
— TOM ARVEEN (@tomflordeliza) January 7, 2020
Fans won’t complain.
Nadine doesn’t deserve this
“Kapit tayo, kaya natin ‘to lampasan lahat.” Nadine Lustre (2018)
A woman who spearheaded this campaign & shared her experiences to empower others & help raise awareness.. doesn’t deserve this.#SuicideIsNotAJokeJobert #ApologizeToNadine
— my inner Psyche (@lovexpsyche) January 7, 2020
After suffering from depression, Nadine has always been open about her mental health. She is one of the biggest advocates of mental health in the Philippines, and receiving comments like this from a member of the media is a disrespect toward her advocacy. She doesn’t deserve this.
Nadine is such a loving person. A person with so much care for others. Her advocacies inspire so many people. She doesn’t deserve to be treated this way.#SuicideIsNotAJokeJobert#ApologizeToNadinepic.twitter.com/r4cz5tmv6r
— (@AnnskieJD) January 7, 2020
Is someone out to get JaDine?
Conspiracy theories abound . . . and it seems not too far-fetched at the rate things are going.
— Steph ♡ (@stephjadine) January 7, 2020
Respect goes both ways
Sucaldito told Nadine to show respect for fellow journalist Lo, but this one fan points out something important: “How can she show him respect if he can’t even respect her?”
— ynah (@ynahmodine) January 7, 2020
Will ABS-CBN take action?
“Sana tumalon na lang” (si Nadine sa building) – Jobert Sucaldito
— Taylor (@bangsieMio) January 7, 2020
Fans have been calling out ABS-CBN, the mother company of DZMM, to do something about Sucaldito. And they were quick to respond. ABS-CBN’s News Chief Ging Reyes posted a statement on her Twitter account, saying the broadcasting company will be investigating and taking action about the matter.
— GING REYES (@gingreyes) January 8, 2020
This issue goes beyond showbiz
This Twitter thread makes the most important point about this controversy. Need we say more?
I just wanna say that this issue is bigger than Nadine and this fandom. This is mental health. A vast number of Filipinos especially teenagers suffer from depression. We’re trying so hard to break the stigma from mental illness++#suicideisnotajokejobert #ApologizeToNadine
— lover ✨ (@lurkingjadine) January 7, 2020
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