MANILA — “The world doesn’t revolve around certain issues.”
These were the words of “The General’s Daughter” star Angel Locsin on Thursday as she denied outright speculation that her Instagram Stories update with the text “Kwentong barbero” was a swipe at actress Julia Barretto.
“I would never use a child to convey something negative,” Locsin wrote, referring to the post in question showing her cutting a girl’s hair.
“Barbero,” in local slang, can be used to describe a person who lies.
Locsin’s “barbero” post came a day after Barretto broke her silence on being accused as a factor in the breakup of fellow Star Magic artists Bea Alonzo and Gerald Anderson.
Barretto called out Alonzo for supposedly inciting outrage against her by supposedly, deliberately liking Instagram posts alleging an affair between her and Anderson.
Alonzo is a known close friend of Locsin. Notably, they portrayed bickering siblings in the modern classic “Four Sisters and a Wedding” in 2013.
On July 23, two days after Alonzo first hinted at infidelity in he her relationship, Locsin shared on Instagram a group photo with her onscreen sister, captioned #ParaKayB — signifying her support for the actress.
Three days later, Alonzo would reveal that Anderson had not accorded her a formal breakup and just stopped talking to her, spawning the ubiquitous #ghosting topic on social media.
Paulo Avelino, a former co-star of Alonzo and Locsin’s current teleserye leading man, made light of the trend by tweeting, “Na Bea Alonzo ka na ba bes?”
Locsin was among the celebrities who replied.
Then on July 27, Locsin, via Instagram Stories, shared a quote meant for all her women followers.
“You’ll never see women arguing or fighting over a good man. A good man won’t put you in the position of not knowing where you stand,” the quote read.