Anne Curtis' Friends Stand By Her Amid ControversyLuis Manzano and Vice Ganda, known to be close friends of Anne Curtis, took to their Twitter accounts to defend the actress against her bashers and to express their support to Anne.
The actress was embroiled in a controversy involving John Lloyd Cruz and other celebrities in a bar in Taguig City. Anne slapped ABS-CBN's prized actor supposedly after John Lloyd and Jake Cuenca pulled a prank on her.
Jake denied involvement in the said issue.
Although Anne already apologized, a lot of netizens continued to berate her for her "disgraceful" act. Others said she was just "crass" and not classy at all.
During the December 2 episode of "It's Showtime," a day after the controversy was published, everyone was waiting for the actress to comment about the said issue. Anne, however, remained mum about it and instead gave a meaningful greeting to the "madlang people."
"Isang masaya at moving on na tanghali sa inyo my super-sexy madlang people!"
Vice Ganda, one of Anne's closest friends and co-host in "It's Showtime," was supposed to be absent from the show because he planned to take a break for a while. However, since he knows Anne needs him to be there, Vice decided to be present for the show and support the actress.
He said on Twitter: "I need to be there for a friend. So here i come."
Vice explained on the show that he was supposed to take a day off because he performed at the Enchanted Kingdom, attended a shooting and run in Bulacan the other day. But somehow, the comedian found enough energy to be there for a friend. He was hugging Anne while saying all these things.
Kim Atienza, one of the co-hosts, even retweeted Anne's message on Twitter. "this (referring to Anne's post about being a person who can make mistakes). I love you anne. you have a good heart."
"indeed. tao lang di ba?"
On the other hand, Luis Manzano also defended his bestfriend. He said he admired Anne for having the courage to admit her mistakes and for apologizing for what happened.
What's important, Luis said, is that Anne learned from the mistake. "we are just human and we all have our moments of weakness nippy, we are all here behind you... It takes guts to admit our mistakes and apologize to parties involved and you did :) learn and rise from the experience :) we love you! :)"
John Lloyd Cruz and Phoemela Baranda remained silent on the issue. Reports said ABS-CBN has asked both parties not to give any more details about it, and to let the issue die down.
John Lloyd received bad mouthing from Anne and was even slapped by the actress while Phoem was told that Anne can buy her, her friends and the club.