The friends of the late Isabel Granada cried foul at the people who took photos of the late actress inside the casket.
The family of Isabel opened her funeral for public viewing starting Friday November 10. During the viewing, they had explicitly posted on signage and announced that cameras and phones are not allowed to take pictures, especially on Isabel’s face. This is to ensure that Isabel will be respected.
However, they were appalled to find leaked photos of the late actress across social media. Others even took photos of Isabel lying inside the casket.
Bianca Lapus, a close friend of Isabel and who helped dress her up for the funeral, was furious at the insensitivity of some people. She posted on her Facebook page that although they are thankful for the love shown by others, there are just some who didn’t follow the instructions given. She posted, “Sana wag naman po picturan yung mukha nya. Sana po irespect naman natin ang kahilingan ng kanyang Pamilya.”
“Si mama guapa nga po hindi makalapit sa anak niya at ayaw niya makita sa ganong kalagayan pero kinakalat niyo pa.
“Respeto lng po pwede niyo naman makita ng personal eh pinagbigyan na nga kayo na makita sya eh.”
[I hope you’ll stop taking pictures of her face. Let us respect the request of the family. Mama Guapa couldn’t even go near her daughter because she does not want to see her that way. Please give some respect. You were already given the opportunity to see her personally.]
Chuckie Dreyfus, Isabel’s longtime friend and former loveteam, also didn’t hold back his frustration. He called on the errant public: “Mahiya naman kayo!” [Have some shame.] He also requested for netizens to stop spreading the leaked photos and to report them so these could be removed online.
Isabel’s funeral is still ongoing at the Santuario de San Jose Parish, East Greenhills, Mandaluyong City. Her remains is due to be cremated on Sunday, November 12 after a mass.