Maine Mendoza defends “depression” against Joey de Leon

In an episode of Eat Bulaga’s Juan for All, All for Juan, veteran actor and mainstay host Joey de Leon has brought up a controversial topic about depression.

The winner of Sugod Barangay shared the her mom was diagnosed with depression at an old age.

Joey then proceeded to say that depression is not real. It’s something that are minds make up.

Jose Manalo also added that depression is something that people induce. They bring it to themselves. We stress ourselves out and we think about the condition to often. It then leads to the illness getting worse and worse.

Maine Mendoza contradicted her two seniors and shared,

“Uy, pero hindi biro yun, ha, yung depression

“Hindi siya joke. Kasi maraming nakakaranas nun, lalo na sa mga kabataan.

“Kaya dapat, kung mayroong nakakaranas ng ganun, bigyan natin ng suporta.”

“Moral support. [Depresion is not a joke. Many people experience that, especially kids. So when there is someone going through that, you give them support. Moral support.]”

Allan K asked, “Ano ba talaga ang explanation ng depression? Ang dami kasing tao na nagsa-suffer ng depression, e. [What is depression, exactly? A lot of people suffer through that.]”

Joey blurted out, “Wala, nagpapasosyal lang. Kapag mayaman, depression. Kapag mahirap, wala, wala kang pag-asa sa buhay.”

[It’s nothing. It’s a social thing. When you’re rich, it’s depression. When you’re poor, there is no hope in life.]

Joey de Leon then trended on Twitter for his “insensitive comments”.

Many netizens didn’t like that he belittled the condition.

Some were happy with how Maine stood up and took a stand for depression even if that meant she will be opposing her seniors’ opinions.

Today, the Eat Bulaga host apologized for his statement.

“Nagkamali po ako. Dala ng gulo at tuksuhan natin, naging mababaw lang at magaan ang pagtanggap ko sa salitang ‘yan,” he said.

“Hanggang nabanggit ko nga ‘yung ‘Wala, gawa-gawa lang ‘yan ng ibang tao.’ ‘Yun kasi ang paniniwala ko na ang stress tsaka depression, halos magkapantay lamang. Huwag niyong asahan na alam ko ang lahat ng bagay sa mundo.

“Habang nabubuhay po tayo eh natututo tayo ng mga bagong mga bagay-bagay. Nagkamali po ako,” Joey de Leon said.


Loading...