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Kris Aquino Apologizes For Backlash On Janine Tugonon

The Queen of All Media has apologized to 2012 Miss Universe first runner up Janine Tugonon, who has been receiving public criticisms following her announcement on national TV about her split up with ex-boyfriend Jaypee Santos. Tugonon’s revelation happened on a candid interview on Kris Aquino’s daily morning talk show ‘Kris TV,’ which was aired last April 16.

After that episode, Tugonon has been criticized by netizens particularly in social media networks Facebook and Twitter. On that episode, she disclosed that she had broken up with Santos, who was there beside her during the interview. The two were demonstrating how to cook tinola while the conversation with Aquino was happening.

Tugonon revealed that she is currently communicating with the vocalist of the popular Irish band The Script, Danny O’Donoghue. She and the singer met in the meet-and-greet event held after the pop-rock band’s recent concert staged at the Smart Aranea Coliseum. It was noted that Tugonon mentioned O’Donoghue’s name several times during the interview.

The underdog

Many netizens have also been criticizing Aquino for consenting Tugonon’s declaration. Aquino herself is also known for being an ardent fan of The Script. In one point of the interview, the two women revealed that they both like the song ‘Breakeven’ by the band as it is an anthem for the brokenhearted.

Aquino clarified that Tugonon made her revelation even without being prompted. She said she can’t even remember asking the breakup question. Aquino added that she was surprised that Tugonon declared their declaration without being asked.

For her part, Aquino came to the defense of the beauty queen. She noted that many people are taking Santos’ side just because he seemed like he was the underdog in the entire hullabaloo. The TV host recalled that when Tugonon won in the international pageant, the social media was flooded with messages about how Santos does not deserve to be Tugonon’s boyfriend.

Aquino continued that Tugonon should not be blamed for O’Donoghue’s gesture to ask her to follow him in Twitter after their chance encounter. She said the band vocalist should partly take the blame for communicating with Tugonon even if he realized that she has a boyfriend the whole time.

Current status

Tugonon is currently in France for a short trip. Her talent management agency has already instructed her not to make any comment on this issue. She has already stopped posting her own sentiments through her Twitter account. On her latest tweet last April 16, Tugonon simply asked the public to refrain from instantly jumping into conclusions. She also assured that nothing is going on.

For his part, Santos has been defending her ex-girlfriend against critics. He told the public that Tugonon was just confused about her feelings during the time of the controversial TV interview. He appealed to netizens to stop judging his ex-gf. Santos has been openly admitting that he is still hoping their relationship could be revived after this stage. Meanwhile, The Script vocalist has remained silent about this issue.

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