Do you enjoy watching Filipino dramas on television?
If you do, or even if you didn’t, you would have heard about “Budoy.”
It’s a drama series in the Philippines broadcast by ABS-CBN. The story revolves around a “mentally challenged” a man named Budoy. Along with the social issues and relationships he and his family experience throughout the show.
Yes, the man with a unique background in the drama series is Gerald Anderson.
Recently, the ABS-CBN News with Miguel Dumaual invited Anderson for an interview, and his iconic character “Budoy” was among the topic.
For many months now, haters have been persistent in stalking him on every social media platform because of what happened between him, Bea Alonzo, and now girlfriend Julia Barreto.
Anderson, 32, said he does not understand why people love to hate and use “Budoy,” a character with unique needs, as a means of insult.
“Unang-una, hindi ako nao-offend. Pangalawa, natutuwa pa nga ako na it’s been so long, naaalala niyo pa ‘yung character na ‘yun,” he said.
“Iyong magbigay ng hate — even not using Budoy — it shows your character. [But] for you to use the character of Budoy, isang special child… Paano mo nata-type ‘yun? Ano’ng tumatakbo sa isip mo para mag-hate ka and use ‘yung ganoong klaseng tao to get back at me for whatever reason kung bakit ayaw mo sa akin?”
(First of all, I’m not offended. Secondly, it amuses me that it’s been so long, yet they [haters] still remember that character.
To those people giving out hate, even if they’re not using “BUDOY,” – it shows their character. [But] for you to use the character of Budoy, a child with special needs… How do you even do that? What’s running inside your head for you to hate and use a person/character just to get back at me for whatever reason why you don’t like me?)
Anderson also said that he will always be proud of “Budoy” no matter what the haters say.
Watch his full interview here.