Ben Chan Apologizes To Coco Martin For "The Naked Truth" ControversyBench owner Ben Chan apologized to actor Coco Martin for dragging his name in the controversial segment of the clothing brand's "The Naked Truth" fashion show, wherein Coco was seen walking the runway with a female acrobat on a leash.
The statement was posted on Ben's personal Instagram account. "It has never been the intent of Bench to offend anyone in present The Naked Truth Show."
Coco, he said, was asked to portray a character in a circus scene of the "theater show." He only played the role given to him.
Ben also apologized for "offending the sensitivities of some persons." He assured the public that the brand will endeavor to uphold the dignity of the people. Bench also earlier said this incident will serve as a lesson for them in planning their next shows.
Coco's segment earned the ire of netizens and even lawmakers such as representatives from Gabriela Women's Party and Senator Pia Cayetano.