Dingdong Dantes rebuked Senator Sherwin Gatchalian's comments that President Rodrigo Duterte's kiss with a married woman during his visit in South Korea was similar to married actors kissing in movies and TV shows.
"I think for as long as it's kept professional, and there's an understanding between the partners, then maybe they can do that," said the Senator.
Dingdong took to Twitter and shared that actors are different from public figures, and that even actors can say no to kissing scenes depending on their values and interpretation.
"Kaming mga artista ay gumaganap ng isang karakter. Minsan nga puwede kaming umayaw kung 'di namin trip dahil kani-kaniyang values at interpretation 'yan," tweeted Dingdong. "'Di porket sinabi ng direktor at script na talon ay tatalon ka na."
"As actors, we are accountable to our viewers, our producers and the manner of delivering the story." Dingdong wrote. "Ibang usapan 'yan kapag public official ka."