Kapuso actress Bela Padilla who was supposed to be the cover girl of FHM Philippines for the month of March 2012 was scrapped altogether for being racist.
She was recently interviewed by BBC News’ Mishal Hussein for the show “Impact” Tuesday, February 28.
This is what she said of the accusation of being racist:
“I don’t really have any idea that I would get such negative reaction. But I was proud with the cover we did because racism was totally out of our heads. So I didn’t expect that we’d get negative feedback from it because we had no intention of discriminating anyone anyway.”
She further said that we have to see the related article on the magazine:
“You have to see the article to understand the cover that we shot. Honestly, some of those girls were actually Filipinas painted in black, not to represent Africans, but we were really doing that to portray shadows because, like I said, it’s my coming of age.”
“They wanted a symbolization of me getting out of my old shadow. So, they were all supposed to represent me. And we weren’t thinking of harming anyone and we weren’t thinking of racial discrimination.”
What do you think?