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Liza Soberano defends herself and Enrique Gil from netizens claiming they do not fit their roles in “Bagani”

  • Liza Soberano stood against netizens who claim they don’t look Filipino enough for her role in Bagani
  • She also defended Enrique Gil on comparison with the viral peanut butter baby. 
  • However, many netizens still insists that Liza may be Filipino but she does not look like one.

The upcoming ABS-CBN fantasy series, Bagani, drew flak after releasing the teasers. Many netizens claimed that Liza Soberano and Enrique Gil does not fit their roles in the show because of their Euro-centric features. Liza has an American mother while Enrique has German and Spanish blood.

Liza took to Twitter to defend herself and Enrique Gil against the said netizens.

One netizen compared Enrique’s very-tanned skin from the viral peanut butter baby. Although, there was no written text on the tweet, it still caught everyone’s attentions. However, when the owner of the said tweet received hate online from die hard LizQuen fans, she clarified:

“Hello! The criticism is definitely directed towards the production. Im not the biggest fan of enrique but i acknowlege that he has a minimal role in this whole fiasco, and that his make up was not his choice. Sorry if it came off like that!”

This tweet also caught Liza’s attention. She quoted the tweet and wrote:

“The only resemblance i can see is the cuteness.”

One netizen, Miguel Poblador, took to Twitter to compare Bagani and acclaimed Marvel film, Black Panther on paying homage to their cultures.

“Movie like #BlackPanther pay homage to African culture by innovating without sacrificing authenticity..
While shows like #Bagani slather half-white asians in bronzer to pass them off as precolonial filipinos because kayumangi doesn’t sell.”

This led to a netizen, @deeCrz, claim that both Liza and Enrique are not really Pinoy.

“Not against Enrique and Liza pero kasi… gets. Hahaha di naman sila pinoy.”

Liza later responded to the said netizen.

“And who says were not pinoy? My Father is full filipino. I was raised by two filipinos since the age of 4. I looooove sinigang i think thats as pinoy as pinoy can get.”

As of this writing, the tweet from @deeCrz has already been deleted. Although Liza had already defended herself, many still stood their ground. Liza may be Filipino but she does not look like one.

“sweetie, what they mean is you’re not Filipino looking, you’re mestiza and mas nangingibabaw ang American blood mo that your Filipino blood. Maybe that’s one of your advantages kaya ka sumikat sa PH, cause pinoys love white beauties? Mataas ang colonial mentalit, di mo ba pansin?”


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