Matapos ang kanyang pakikipaglaban sa coronavirus disease, nagsalita na si Iza Calzado sa mga netizen na umano’y na-offend sa kanyang pahayag hinggil sa virus at sinabing ‘cancelledt’ na ang aktres.
Ilang linggo na nga simula nang matanggap ni Iza ang iba’t ibang batikos dahil sa kanyang naging tugon sa post ni Lea Salonga.
Ayon sa quote na post ni Lea noong March 14, “What if…the virus is here to help us? To reset. To remember.”
Ito ang naging tugon ni Iza, ” I agree with this and have been thinking about how the Covid situation is actually the Universe’s way of making the world a better place moving forward. Praying for the best.”
Dahil dito tinawag na insensitive si Iza at Lea, pati na rin ang iba pang celebrity na ginagamit umano ang sitwasyon para ipakita na mga privileged ang mga ito at hindi tinitingnan ang buong sitwasyon.
Ayon sa mga netizen, hindi daw dapat na gamitin ang sitwasyon para sabihing bahagi ng healing ng mundo ang pagkalat ng virus dahil marami ang namamatay dito.
Sagot naman ni Iza sa kanila, “I understand how and why that happened and I am sorry if anyone was offended and felt bad about it. Please know that I would never intentionally say anything to hurt others nor celebrate anyone else’s suffering. I am a hopeful person and always try see the silver lining in every dark cloud. I am sad that you missed my heart but I also understand your sentiments.”
Sa kanyang mahabang caption, bukod sa paghingi ng tawad sa mga na-offend sa kanyang tugon sa Instagtram post ni Lea, nagpasalamat din si Iza sa mga medical worker at asawa nito na nag-alaga sa kanya habang nakikipaglaban sa sakit.
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Hello Everyone! It’s a brand new week and today I am grateful for my life. 🙏🏽 Most of you know what happened to me. Before I talk about it, I would like to address something. When I started getting sick, I made a comment on an IG post that was totally misconstrued. I understand how and why that happened and I am sorry if anyone was offended and felt bad about it. Please know that I would never intentionally say anything to hurt others nor celebrate anyone else’s suffering. I am a hopeful person and always try see the silver lining in every dark cloud. I am sad that you missed my heart but I also understand your sentiments. After 2 weeks of battling Covid 19, pneumonia and a nasty bacteria called Acinetobacter Baumannii, I am alive and for that I am truly grateful. I know that so many of you sent your love and support and I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to all of you. Please know that even if I didn’t get to read all the messages, I felt the love and good energy and that you helped me pull through one of the darkest moments of my life. Everything by God’s Grace, of course, but your prayers did so much for me. I hope in some way, I can pay it forward. I wish to thank all the frontliners especially my doctors and nurses in Asian Hospital for going above and beyond to make sure I live, breathe and have another shot at life. To Dr. Jorge Garcia, Kuya Joel and the family, much love and respect. Thank you. Thank you for the support from my ABSCBN family who always checked up on me and made sure that I was fine until the finish line. Salamat, Kapamilya! My deepest gratitude to my friends and family who prayed HARD and really made me feel their love and care for me especially my number 1 nurse, my husband, Ben. I could never have done this without you, my Love. We did it, by God’s Grace, we made it! Today, I encourage you to take a moment to thank God for your breath, thank Him for everything and everyone in your life and let us continue to pray for those who are suffering and for those who are trying their best to help those in need. Together, we can overcome all of this. Mabuhay! ❤️