- Rita Daniela and Ken Chan aired their side about allegedly being snubbed by Alex Gonzaga
- Alex was called out by Lolit Solis for the alleged snub
- The two Kapuso stars implied that the issue was not a big deal
GMA artists Rita Daniela and Ken Chan finally aired their side about allegedly being snubbed by Alex Gonzaga at an airport in Davao.
The issue came about when entertainment columnist Lolit Solis called out Alex for supposedly ignoring the two Kapuso actors who approached her.
Lolit took to Instagram on September 23, Monday to express her disappointment in the Kapamilya actress.
A part of her statement wrote: “Ang kuwento nagkasabay sila sa airport at nilapitan ni Ken at Rita si Alex Gonzaga at sinabing fan sila ng vlog site nito. Tumango lang daw si Alex at parang dedma. Wow. Snob? Big star?”
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Kaloka at kainis ang nalaman ko nangyari sa isang airport sa Mindanao kung saan pumunta ang mga taga ABS at GMA stars Salve. Karapatan naman ng kahit sinong tao ang hindi pansinin kung sino ang bumabati sa kanila, OK lang dahil pag ayaw mo ‘di huwag di ba? Mas mabuti nga iyon dahil walang plastikan pero ang maituturing mong kabastusan iyon nilapitan ka na at nagpakilala sa iyo, lalo pa sa kapwa mo artista, siguro naman hindi ganun kamahal ang ngiti mo lalo na at kasamahan mo sa trabaho. Pag nakita ko si Ken Chan at Rita Daniela talagang pagsasabihan ko sila dahil you are how you treat yourself. Ok, totoo man na gusto nila at fan sila ng pagiging Vlogger ni Alex Gonzaga, just admire from a distance. Ang kuwento nagkasabay sila sa airport at nilapitan ni Ken at Rita si Alex Gonzaga at sinabing fan sila ng vlog site nito. Tumango lang daw si Alex at parang dedma. Wow. Snob? Big star? Actually kila Ken at Rita ako nainis ha. Artista sila, hindi sila dapat umarte na parang bigger star si Alex. Naku, tingnan nga natin kung sabay na nasa gitna ng crowd silang 3 kung sino may mas malakas na tili, sure ako mas malakas si Ken Chan. Si Rita baka mas malakas pa kaysa kay Alex noh. Taray. #classiclolita #takeitperminutemeganun #72naako
In an interview after the Kiko En Lala premiere night at SM Megamall last September 24, Tuesday, love team partners Rita and Ken finally aired their side regarding the issue.
Rita said that they had already discussed the issue with Alex and patched things up.
“Okay na po kasi nagkausap na po kami. Okay na kami ni Alex. Sana po huwag na po nating gawing issue. Kasi it shouldn’t be at the beginning naman po talaga. The important thing is we’re okay,” Rita stated.
Ken added that the Kapamilya actress’ behavior was just misinterpreted during that time presumably because of stress or bad mood.
“May mga times talaga na kahit hindi artista, may mga times talaga tayo na minsan down tayo, pagod wala sa mood. So siguro yung gabi na yun na nakaharap namin ni Alex, na-misinterpret siguro kasi ang dami namin dun sa lounge eh sa Davao. So ang daming tao, so nakita nila yung pag-meet namin and natuwa yung mga tao kasi nag-meet ang GMA, Kapamilya so natuwa yung mga tao. Then, siguro na-misinterpret ng mga tao. Ganun yung pag-take nila sa sitwasyon.”
Despite the issue, Rita and Ken confessed they are fans of the famous YouTube vlogger. Rita said that the recent incident was not a big deal for both of them.
“Siyempre po iba-iba naman po tayo ng personality and hindi naman po talaga naging big deal sa amin yun ni Ken. Yun nga hindi mo talaga maiiwasan na baka po siguro pagod po siya nung gabi na yon pero sana po huwag na po nating gawin pang issue or palakihin kasi hindi naman po dapat.”
The My Special Tatay star even expressed his wish to experience a ball held for ABS-CBN and GMA Network actors to set aside the competition between the two networks.
Earlier, Alex denied that she snubbed the two artists following the Instagram post of Lolit. She commented that she even shook hands with them and greeted the two Kapuso stars.
“Ayyy nanay lolit, di po tayo magkakilala pero sino po source nyo mukhang mali ata kasi nagkamayan at nag-hi pa po kami sa isat isa at lahat ng iba pang GMA artists sa lounge,” she clarified.
“Niretweet ko pa si Ken noon dahil nagchambe chambe sya, ” she said referring to her viral song “Chambe” which became a popular online challenge.
“Lastly Salamat po sa mga salita nyo tungkol sakin ah, heartwarming,” Alex further said.
Alex is known for being involved in a number of issues. The actress recently made noise on social media after she was called out by a netizen for allegedly cutting in line at an airport.
She was also criticized last year for having an “arrogant” attitude and “condescending” social media interactions resulting from her intriguing vlog disclaimers. Earlier this year she was almost declared persona non grata for her comments about a mayoralty candidate. In 2015, the actress was rumored to have lost two ABS-CBN shows allegedly because of her attitude problem.