Credit: Kris Aquino Instagram
Kris Aquino said she encountered two disrespectful passengers at the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, Thailand last Wednesday, May 13, 2015. The 44-year old presidential daughter related what happened on her Instagram account, with the quote, “It’s nice to be important, but it’s more important to be nice.”
According to Kris, she and her sons Josh and Bimby were in to check in at the PAL Mabuhay Counter in the said airport. Then suddenly, two men came in front of them and told her, “get out of my f**king way because I want to get out of this f**king country.” She did not say if these men are Filipinos or other nationality.
Despite the negative actions of the two passengers, Kris said she did not answer back and choose to keep her dignity. She added that the incident was so stressful especially that the disrespectful men seated near her and her two sons. She said she just wanted to go back to Manila safely.
“I was actually w/in my rights if you think about it na makipagmurahan, since unprovoked yung pagmura nila directed at me… But what for? Sobrang daling mabaliktad ang kwento & the “haters” will find a way to make it appear na ako yung masama.” Kris Aquino wrote on her Instagram account.
(I was actually within my rights. If you think about it, cursing back is easy because they (the disrespectful passengers) cursed directly at me….But what for? It’s very easy to turn the story around and the haters will find a way to make it appear that I started it all.)
“But headed home in traffic now & realizing that God saw what happened & somehow my turning the other cheek must account for some good girl points… And when I was asked by some PAL crew to go to the galley to have pics w/ them, I did get up & posed, regardless of my stress be4 boarding & during the flight.” She added.
Credit: Kris Aquino Instagram
At the end of her message, Kris Aquino noted that all of us have burdens and difficulties in life. But then, it is our character that defines how we carry them. “And it is conducting your life with DIGNITY that will help you live a life of PEACE,” Kris wrote.
On this note, it’s quite hard to give a conclusion because this is only Kris’ version of the story. So far, no one has publicly said anything about this issue, especially the two passengers or the people who witnessed the incident. But if we will assume that her version of the story is true and complete, it is very painful to hear.
It’s true that Kris Aquino has a lot of haters, which one incident involves her decision not to choose Gerphil Flores during the semi-finals of Pilipinas Got Talent in 2010. And now that Gerphil is starting to make a name outside the Philippines via Asia’s Got Talent, she and Ai-Ai delas Alas are now being criticized heavily.
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Being a controversial star, a presidential sister, and daughter of the late president Cory Aquino and Ninoy Aquino, Kris is correct when she said that “people in public life live under a magnifying glass.” Everything she says or do will always be on top of the news, and many people are very interested to know about it.
For celebrities and politicians as well, presenting a very clean image is very important. Some of them even spend millions just to have one. But as human beings like us, they have their own share of mistakes in life. The problem is that people will never forget them. It’s difficult for them to convince people even if they are telling the truth.
However, as ordinary citizens, it’s our responsibility to show respect to them regardless of the image they are known for. It is never correct to provoke a fight just because the person involved has a huge name. If you have a bad day, don’t pass it to others. No one has the right to bully anyone, online or offline. And lastly, it is not right to judge a person unless you know the whole story, the truth for that matter.
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