- Internet celebrity admitted it was him body-shaming actress in viral video
- He apologized for his remark, promised not to do it again
- He explained delay in admission, said he was afraid of being judged
MANILA, Philippines – Sorry, it won’t happen again.
Internet celebrity Xander Ford had this to say to Kathryn Bernardo, her fans and the rest of the public after admitting it was him making fun of the actress’ legs in a viral video.
Saying he made the remark in the spirit of fun, Ford nevertheless apologized and promised not to do it again after incurring a lot of outrage.
“Nagsisisi na po ako sa sinasabi ko po na kay Ate Kath. ‘Di naman po ako perpekto. Pasensya na po kung nasabi ko po sa inyo iyon,” he told ABS-CBN. “Lahat po nung mga sa industriya na nagalit po sa akin, na lumaki daw po ‘yung ulo ko, sana po pagbigyan n’yo po ako ng second chance, nagmamakaawa lang po ako, ‘yun lang po, magpapakabait na po ako.”
[I regret saying those things to Ate Kath. I’m not perfect. I’m sorry for what I said to you. To all those in the industry who are angry at me, who are saying I’ve become vain, I hope you can give me a second chance, I’m begging you, I’ll become good.]
The young performer also explained why it took him so long to own up to his fault; saying he was afraid people might judge him again.
“Hindi ko po kasi alam kung ano ang gagawin ko. Natatakot po kasi ako na i-judge ulit ng mga tao,” he said. “Natatakot ako na husgahan po nila ako ulit, na hindi ko po aminin sa kanila ‘yung mga pagkakamaling nagawa ko po.”
[I didn’t know what to do. I w afraid that people would judge me again, that I would not admit the mistakes I’ve committed to them.]