Kapamilya veteran actress Judy Ann Santos has something to say about the latest chapter of the long-standing Barretto family feud, particularly the sisters Gretchen, Marjorie, and Claudine.
The 41-year-old “Starla” actress chose not to take a side in the supposed sisters’ feud, but rather requested the genuine supporters of the Barreto family to give them the respect and privacy they deserve.
She aired her opinion in a media interview after the lifestyle event in Taguig that she attended on Wednesday, October 23. Juday told the press, including PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) that whatever they’re going through at the moment, for her “it’s a very private matter.”
“It’s family, it’s personal. Whatever I, we, they say about the issue, nakakadagdag lang siya sa effect. Kumbaga, makakasira lang siya or makakalala lang siya lalo ng sitwasyon. I think it’s something that, kung gusto natin talagang sumuporta sa kanila, we have to let them be and keep quiet and keep our opinions to ourselves.”
The multi-awarded actress, who is known as a friend of the Barreto family added that whether they’re fans or bashers of the person involved, it’s very important for them to know the moral boundaries of their harsh comments and reactions online.
“Even if there is social media, there is a point wherein you have to draw the line as a follower. Iyong opinions mo, basher ka man o hindi, iisipin mo na lang, gusto mo bang may magsabi nun sa iyo pag nandiyan ka sa sitwasyon na iyan?”
She went on to say that she is hoping that the Baretto family will be able to settle their differences soon, and will consider reconciling with each other just like a real family.
“Ako, I pray at some point that, you know, we give them space. We give them the respect and privacy because it’s a family problem. It’s a family matter, and we really don’t know naman kung ano talaga ang pinag-ugatan. So, I think it’s unfair for all of them to be judged at this point and, ako, I am friends with them and I hope and pray…”
“Lahat naman ng ganitong issues may ending naman. Ako, doon ako naniniwala. Maganda o hindi magandang issue, o relationship sa kapamilya or kaibigan, it has an ending at some point. That I wish for them—to be a family.”
Juday has also requested the public to give them enough space, respect, and privacy so that they can settle their family matters on their own.
“Support ako sa pananahimik ng bawat isa. Ako rin, support din ako sa respeto para sa kanila and let’s give them the privacy to settle things on their own.”