Netizens were quick to call out Joey De Leon for his views about depression that went viral earlier today.
During Eat Bulaga’s “Juan for All, All For Juan” segment, the host and comedian stated that depression is merely “gawa-gawa lang.”
“Eat Bulaga” host Joey de Leon’s lack of sensitivity over a serious matter made him a trending topic on Thursday (October 5) afternoon. Joey was called out by netizens regarding his statement about depression on today’s episode of the longest-running noontime show.
“Yung depression, gawa-gawa lang ng mag tao iyan. Gawa nila sa sarili nila,” Joey said on a segment called “Juan for All, All for Juan.”
One of the hosts Jose Manalo, whose own daughter tried to commit suicide twice, also dismissed it and said that it was just made up by the doctors.
Maine Mendoza, on the other hand, reacted and said, “Hindi biro yang depression. Hindi siya joke. Hindi kasi maraming nakakaranas ng ganyan lalo na sa mga kabataan. Kaya pag may nakakaranas ng ganun, kailangan natin bigyan ng suporta.”
Alden Richards agreed and said people who go through depression need moral support.
But Joey didn’t stop there, “Huwag niyo supportahan. Gawa-gawa lang nila yun. Nagpapasosyal lang. Pag mayaman, depression. Pag mahirap, wala, wala ng pag-asa sa buhay mo.”
The depressing stand of Joey de Leon didn’t sit well with some of the celebrities including Iza Calzado, Saab Magalona, Khalil Ramos, Kisses Delavin and many others.
Lauren Young: “Hey JDL, how about you don’t talk (mock) about things you obviously have no idea about?”
Bekimon: “Kung ang depression ay gawa-gawa lang, anong tawag sa mga nagpapakamatay dahil sa depression, CHAROT CHAROT lang? Ganern?”
Jake Ejercito: “Jokes might help people suffering from depression, but their situation surely isn’t one. I went through it too and it’s as real as it gets”
Kisses Delavin: “Sad to think that depression is being considered a joke. It’s unfair. It’s just not right. Let’s do ourselves a favor, be a little kinder and understand that we dont know what a person goes thru unless we walk a mile in their shoes.
Jasmine Curtis-Smith: “Don’t talk about mental health if you don’t know jack about it. Support. Love. Care. Don’t ignore. Embrace and guide. ❤”
Saab Magalona: “Watching this video years ago helped me learn more abt depression. We should all take mental health very seriously.”
Mariel de Leon: “Depression isn’t a joke. Same last name, but thank God we’re not related. Ew. Shame on him and people who think like him.”
Antoinette Jadaone: “This Maine girl, I like. 🙌🏽”
Juan Miguel Severo: “We don’t always have to listen to our elders. Especially to influential, privileged heterosexual men who think they know better.”
Luis Hontiveros: “Depression is not a feeling that can just go away overnight it’s a condition which should be taken seriously. Obvious or not be sensitive.”
Khalil Ramos: “Depression is no joke. Depression is real. Awareness is what we need to end potentially dangerous remarks and comments about it.”
Rhap Salazar: “Thank you, Maine Mendoza..”
Bianca Gonzalez: “On a positive note: Mukhang ito na ang panahon that mental health issues get the attention and the awareness campaign that it needs here. ❤”
Jodi Sta. Maria: “Just because you haven’t experienced it doesn’t mean it is not real. Never ever mock a pain you haven’t endured.”
Jacob Benedicto: “Very proud of Maine Mendoza right now.”