Celebrities ask for an end to making jokes about mental health issues

After Jobert Sucaldito's suicide remark to Nadine Lustre, some celebrities took a stand on social media, asking to stop making jokes about mental health.

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After Jobert Sucaldito's suicide remark to Nadine Lustre, some celebrities took a stand on social media, asking to stop making jokes about mental health.

After yesterday's episode, January 8, between Nadine Lustre and Jobert Sucaldito wherein the latter called out the former about chiding Ricky Lo and his article about the alleged JaDine break-up, some celebrities have taken stand against people who make a joke about suicide and mental health.

It could be recalled that Sucaldito made a remark about suicide to Nadine, making a statement that she should have jumped in the building where she posed in one of her recent Instagram posts.

This did not bide well with some celebrities, who made their voices heard on social media about mental health.

One of which is ABS-CBN newscaster Karen Davila, who shared her experience interviewing Nadine last year. Karen added that jokes about mental health should not be tolerated.

Actor-host Alexander Diaz had a simple remark to the said issue.

Kiana Valenciano took to Twitter to remember people she has known who suffer from mental health problems, while adding that suicide is no joke and should not be made a laughing matter.

Kiana’s brother Gab Valenciano, who has suffered from depression, recounted his experience with such and said it is a topic that cannot be "tossed around loosely."

Sharon Cuneta's daughter Frankie Pangilinan, host Bianca Gonzalez, and film director Antoinette Jadaone all had similar takes on the issue.

Indie actress Chai Fonacier, who has been vocal about her suffering from bipolar disorder, reminded everyone that Nadine is not the only one who needed an apology from Jobert, but everyone else who has suffered from a mental health condition in their lives.

ABS-CBN News Chief Ging Reyes has released a statement Wednesday, January 8, about Sucaldito's remark on suicide, saying that their department takes mental health seriously and such a remark he made should not be tolerated.

 

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