Celebrities, fans and rights advocates have been showing their support for Kapamilya star Liza Soberano after she formally filed a case against the internet provider employee who posted a rape threat against the actress on social media.
The outpouring of support came just a few hours after the actress went to the Office of the City Prosecutor of Quezon City to file the complaint earlier today, Sept. 24.
Actress Alessandra de Rossi, for one, took to Twitter to thank Soberano for standing up and to warn netizens to refrain from posting such distasteful and violent remarks.
“Matuto lang galangin ang isa’t isa online. Lesson na ito para sa lahat,” she said. “Salamat, Liza. ‘Kaso’ is not good and magastos pa.” (I hope everyone learns to respect each other online. This is a lesson for everybody. Having a case is not good and is also expensive.)
“So think before you make a nasty remark. Wala naman may kayang magsabi nun in person, lalong wag mo gawin online kung saan may ebidensya,” she added. (No one will actually say that in person, so do not do it online too, especially because you leave evidence.)
Angel Locsin meanwhile agreed to de Rossi’s sentiment and retweeted the latter’s post. She then expressed her support through the following tweet by simply saying, “Mahigpit na akap, @lizasoberano.” (A tight hug for you, Liza Soberano.)
Soberano’s manager Ogie Diaz meanwhile thanked netizens for making the hashtag “#StandWithLiza” trend on Twitter just shortly after news of the actress’ filing of the case broke out.
“Thank you sa inyong lahat (to you all). #StandWithLiza,” he said, quoting a tweet from a LizQuen fan account showing #StandWithLiza in Twitter’s trending list.
— ogie diaz (@ogiediaz) September 24, 2020