IS it OK to cuss a senator?
This was Rhian Ramos’ question to her followers on Instagram as she gets frustrated over a recent hanash of one senator.
She did not name names naman, but apparently she was taking a swipe at Senator Tito Sotto who recently caught the collective ire of netizens.
“Is it against the law to cuss at a senator? I don’t plan to…I’m legit just wondering.”
Senator Sotto was bashed left and right for this statement: “For example, yung sinabi ko na binibiro lang, hinipuan na ganu’n, will they be liable? You said yes, the answer I think is no”
The statement drew nothing but ballistic comments on social media.
Here are some:
“When I said that our Senate President is sh***t…I meant it. Tito Sotto, you are a shame to mankind. I’ve personally experienced that ‘nahipuan lang’ and I tell you this is just a frustrating excuse to harass and violate women’s rights. You are a said excuse for a human being,” said Kisha Beringuela.
“Tito Sotto, what if Ms. Helen Gamboa and Ciara Sotto gets groped in public, will you just brush it off, laugh and say, ‘Okay lang nahipuan lang naman kayo, move on’? I bet not. I don’t normally get mean on socmed, but I have to say this, ang bobo mo na ang sexist mo pa,” @preciselyjames said.
“I wonder what Tito Sotto’s female relatives feel whenever he invalidates women’s struggles on sexual harassment and rape culture. He even called a single mom ‘naano lang’ where in fact his daughter is also a single parent. His insensitivity disgusts me,” say ni @erandioken.
For us, we believe that panghihipo is usually and always done sa konteksto ng kamanyakan. Maniac ang nanghihipo at hindi siya pinalaki nang tama ng kanyang ina.
Sabihin mo ‘yang statement mo, Sen. Tito, kapag nahipuan ang apo mong babae at ang claim ng nanghipo ay biro lang.