YENG CONSTANTINO Issues Apology After Controversial Siargao Vlog
Pop rock queen Yeng Constantino received backlash from netizens after her social media outburst regarding a "traumatic" experience in Siargao with friends and husband Yan Asuncion who sustained a head injury during the trip.
Taking her frustrations to a now-deleted vlog, Yeng complained about the lack of proper facilities in a Siargao hospital and even called out one of the doctors. The controversial post earned the ire of health care professionals who labeled her actions as "doctor-shaming".
Yeng Constantino shamed a doctor on her vlog. She EARNED money from that video. She basically got paid to bully a doctor.— Marshey; (@maracarmna) July 20, 2019
Came across this tweet:— Rhe ☃️ (@Rhelee) July 20, 2019
People who are bashing Yeng Constantino are obviously millennials lacking reading comprehension
People who are defending her obviously have no idea how hospitals are run in the province or are just feeling fucking entitled.
Okay eto na lang. I hope Yeng Constantino gets fucking sued for doctor-shaming. But yeah, the lack of proper health care resources suck.— khaleesi mcguire (@bismarkymark) July 19, 2019
Tbh I really lost it when Yeng Constantino said, "Ultrasound yan ah? Diba pang-buntis yan?" like girl hindi lang pang-buntis yan wyd... pic.twitter.com/YLQMJazNBh— Justine Danielle (@perksofjustine) July 21, 2019
Now, the "Tahimik" singer-songwriter is breaking her silence days after the incident to issue an apology in a lengthy Facebook post. "Regarding the Siargao incident, yung mga recent posts ko was brought about by my high emotions dahil sa nangyari sa aking asawa whose life at that time I thought was in grave danger. Pagkatapos kong kausapin ang mga taong malapit sa akin I realized I should have been more responsible in my posts," she wrote.
Yeng added, "I would like to apologize to Dr. Esterlina Tan and the other medical staff for the hurt that my post and vlog has caused them. Whatever concerns I had should have been coursed through the proper forum. It was unfair to call her out on social media and I’m taking down the posts and the vlog immediately."
She ended the post by assuring fans that she'll be more responsible with her actions in the future. "I’m deeply sorry for the hurt I caused her at sa lahat ng mga medical professionals who were affected by my posts. There is no excuse. I will do my best to be more responsible next time."