It is well-known in the local entertainment realm how aggressive “KathNiel” fans can get if someone’s statement seems to not favor their credence or belief when it comes to their idols. There had been quite a number of cases when these fanatics raged on social media upon seeing disapproving posts targeted to Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla. Granting this, it’s safe to say that the fandom remains solid and also augments the massive stature of the love team in the industry.
Recently, ABS-CBN reporter MJ Felipe became the subject of criticism from “KathNiel” admirers after he seemed to respond impolitely to a certain fan’s tweet:
“Kelan papakita sa UKG or BANDILA or TVP weekend ang interview ni MJ sa KN sa airport? Dyan ko inaasahan ipakita yun eh.”
MJ, however, replied to her post and said:
“Eh mas marunong ka pa pala sa akin eh. Ikaw na. Eh kung sabihin ko sa yo ngayon na hinihintay ko mga photos from Kathryn from their Thailand trip kaya hindi ko pa ineere? Ano SAGOT?”
Instantly, the love team’s fans were angered by the reporter’s reply and called him “disrespectful.” Others accused him of being nasty given that the woman was just innocently asking and did not even tag him in her tweet.
Meanwhile, Daniel’s mom Karla Estrada decided to speak out to put on an end to the issue. The actress-host defended the reporter and claimed that he had been friends with Kathryn and Daniel for a long time. Instead, she told the woman to not pressure MJ about the release date of the video she had been waiting.
“Good day, segurado ako hindi magugustuhan ni kath ang ganitong Asal. Matagal nang kaibigan ng kathniel si Mj. At sana wag tayong nangungutya pag Hindi agad napagbibigyan ang kagustuhan natin. Tingnan natin lagi ang mas maraming magandang nagawa ng Tao.”
Karla also advised “KathNiel” fans to be mindful of their actions as these would reflect to the image of the people they look up to. Nonetheless, she assured the tweeps that she was not taking sides and that her purpose was to stop the squabble.
“Pag may advice ako, para Yun sa ikabubuti natin lahat.Wag palabasin na May kampihan. Lawakan ang pang unawa. Ang saya saya ng kathniel sa America ngayon at nag hahanda sa mga shows na haharapin. Doon tayo mag focus!”
What are your thoughts on this? Do you think MJ Felipe replied quite harshly to the “KathNiel” fan? Share your comments and reactions below!