Previously, Robin Padilla was involved in a controversial exchange with South Korean Kim Jiwan, one of the contestants on “Pilipinas Got Talent.” Jiwan asked Robin him if he could participate in a magic trick. Robin then replied by saying Jiwan should speak in Filipino.
Fortunately, the awkward moment didn’t last as fellow “Pilipinas Got Talent” judge Angel Locsin spared Jiwan from further embarrassment.
The issue became so heated that even television personality Richard Juan felt the need to address it. Even Mariel Rodriguez, Robin’s wife, had to butt in and offer her opinion. Englishman Malcolm Conan also offered his two cents and commended Robin for his patriotism.
Now, Kim Jiwan’s girlfriend, Jessamyn Aubrey Sy, has issued a statement regarding the incident. According to Jessamyn, Jiwan is a “very dedicated person.” She added that before he joined the competition, he rigorously practiced his skills.
Jessamyn disclosed that the PGT issue has definitely affected her boyfriend. An excerpt from her post reads:
“People thinks [sic] that it’s easy but it’s not. To stay with him on [sic] his lowest was really challenging and I’m glad I did. Point is that you should be patient with your man (or your girlfriend) if they want to achieve something. Don’t be a hindrance and just let him fly. At the end of the day, it would be worth it.”
She thanked their friends, family members, and others who have supported Kim Jiwan throughout his ordeal. In the end, she mentioned that she will eventually reply to each and every message she has received to express her heartfelt gratitude.
Read her full post below:
Read what netizens had to say in response to Jessamyn’s post.
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