Megastar Sharon Cuneta appealed for kindness as some people are only brave on social media because they hide behind anonymous accounts.
In her new show The Sharon Show on her YouTube channel, she aired her views and reminders on how to keep safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The first advice she gave to her viewers is to hold their faith on to the Higher being for which they believe, regardless of what kind of religion they follow.
“Hindi po natin alam kung hanggang kailan ito. Alam niyo po, Kristiyano po ako. I’m not trying to impose my faith on everyone of you. Kasi alam ko naman iba-iba tayo ng paniniwala. Mayroong iba sa inyo, iba ang paniniwala. I respect that. Pero it’s time to hold on to the Higher power we believe in. This is not something we can fight as human beings. And just to give us a little hope also. Our God is bigger than this virus,” she said.
The Megastar also believes that with advanced science and medicine, scientist and experts in the field will be able to come up with a vaccine or a treatment to the infectious disease.
“Remember that we also have advances in science and in medicine. So we’re hoping that scientists and experts in this field can come up with a vaccine or at least something that can make us live with this if not totally get rid of it from our bodies. ‘Yung something na makakatulong na ‘wag naman natin ikamatay. Napakasakit man po but we are going to ge through this as human beings,” she stated.
Sharon also tackled an important topic about social media. She disagreed on the idea that Facebook friends equate to real-life friends which means people should focus on real friends, not with the number of friends on Facebook.
“I don’t think it should be using you. Meaning, you should not be addicted to it. You should focus on your real friends and not on the hundreds of friends you have on Facebook. Your real friends are the friends that are there for you when no one else is. ‘Yung mga tunay nagmamahal sa inyo when you’re down and out, those are your real friends,” she said.
She also thinks that a lot of people are brave on social media due to their hidden identity. Mostly, these people are either fame-hungry or simply desperate to earn money through YouTube.
“Parang kasi some people hide anonymity kaya matapang sila so they feel free to express kahit walang saysay. They bash people — kahit hindi celebrities … kung sino ang pinagtripan. Some people are fame-hungry that they go after famous people just to get a reaction at magkaroon ng views YouTube para may kitain,” she said.
As a reminder to her fans, she said,“So social media should be a tool that should be used for good to enhance our lives and our work and our relationships. It should not be used to destroy people’s names, people’s lives, and people’s relationships. Kailangan nakakabuti siya. Di nakakasama. So kung masyado na kayo addicted sa telepono niyo, sa games niyo. Sa computers niyo. I mean, if you’re gonna watch a movie, watch with your family.”
The Megastar has recently been very active on Twitter especially when it comes to those attacking her loved ones. Her daughter Frankie Pangilinan was threatened with rape by a DDS supporter when she spoke up against rape culture in the country.