Over on Twitter, netizens criticized Padilla for being hypocritical since he was a former talent of the Kapamilya network and enjoyed a showbiz comeback with shows like Pilipinas Got Talent and Sana Dalawa Ang Puso.
Totoo nga na kasing liit ng sili niya ang utak niya.
Kung hindi ka sinalba ng ABS CBN wala ka na sanang career. Ulol! pic.twitter.com/FrBWCP7jdG
— Fray Damaso (@ProDeoEtPatria7) February 13, 2020
Padilla on Thursday, February 13 called out ABS-CBN and Kapuso stars who openly supported ABS-CBN franchise renewal.
The former Kapamilya star challenged those stars to come out with their network contracts, bare it to the public and compare it with the off-cam workers of the network.
Padilla’s issue with ABS-CBN is their alleged unfair labor practices ranging from salary and working conditions.
“God is great!! para sa mga superstar ng abscbn at gma hinahamon ko kayo humarap ng live at ipagtanggol nyo ang mga network niyo. ilabas natin ang mga contract natin at ikumpara natin sa mga kasama natin sa trabaho sa taping at shooting,” Padilla wrote.
“Gusto niyo pala itama ang mali abay umpisahan natin sa una pag usapan muna natin ang tamang sueldo benepisyo at tamang oras ng trabaho ng mga kasama natin sa taping at shooting bago niyo ipaglaban ang karapatan ng kumpanya unahin niyo yun tao ng kumpanya na kasama niyo sa bawat araw sa location at wag niyo proteksyonan lang ang regular employees,” he added.
Padilla’s rant came after several big stars of the network openly spoke of their support for the embattled media giant.
Apparently, Padilla missed that the real concern of those stars who stood up for the network was to save the jobs of more than 11 thousand AB-CBN regular and non-regular employees as opposed to their own.
Meanwhile, here are other reactions from the netizens regarding Padilla’s statements against ABS-CBN.
When the government is planning to shut down ABSCBN due to its unpaid taxes, you have been crying that their FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION/SPEECH is being hampered.
Now, Robin Padilla expressed his opinions, YOU ARE CALLING HIM EX-CON and HYPOCRITE.
Ano na 'Pinas? pic.twitter.com/F8enXdvcAQ
— Azenith Lagarto (@nethlagarto_12) February 14, 2020
The concern for the welfare of the contractual workers you raised is valid and legitimate. However, this comment is misplaced as the quo warranto petition does not cover this issue.
If you really want to make a difference, file a formal lawsuit against the (1/n) pic.twitter.com/c3OcmdubzM
— Paige Marie Salazar (@paige1to3000) February 14, 2020
You make sense Robin Padilla but you can kiss and you and your wife’s career at ABS-CBN goodbye. You DO NOT bite the hand that feeds you! pic.twitter.com/ZHJKGbjieM
— gomaray (@marlnyc) February 14, 2020
Angel Locsin best said it, “think before you click”. You cannot post something then blame it on being the ex-convict in you that overtook your emotions Mr.Robin Padilla. Its either pinanindigan mo misplaced emotions mo or never post at all. Ganun lang yun.
— ethelMEspiritu (@EthelMEspiritu) February 14, 2020
ROBIN PADILLA, YOU'RE MISSING THE POINT!
Aren't you supposed to be happy celebs are trying to save jobs of 14K people?
QUESTION IS: Why are celebs trying to save jobs of 14K people from Duterte?
The President is supposed to be the 1 creating jobs—not abolishing them! pic.twitter.com/c5kbekpZRR
— Francis Baraan IV (@MrFrankBaraan) February 14, 2020