Updated on July 31, 2019, 10:28 p.m.: Julia Barretto has reached out to Cosmopolitan via an Instagram comment and clarified that she credited Rising Woman at the end of her post, which was unfortunately not included in the screenshot. We apologize for this oversight.
On July 30, Julia Barretto posted a photo of two white roses on Instagram, accompanied by inspiring words that talk about "being strong and resilient despite the pain" and "moving forward." She quickly took it down (or archived it), but not before people on the internet were able to take screencaps of it!
Some Twitter users noticed that Julia's post looked very much looked like another post from inspirational IG account Rising Woman, posted on June 16. The caption, written by Sheleana Aiyana, was the same as well. Hala, girl.
Here's the original post:
People have also started tagging Julia in the comments section, saying things like, "please explain" and "yikes!"
Julia has been the subject of controversy lately, after being caught in an alleged cheating scandal with her Between Maybes co-star Gerald Anderson, who has been in a relationship with Bea Alonzo for almost three years. Although Julia has not yet released an official statement about the issue, older sister Dani Barretto has been defending her from bashers. Julia's former boyfriend and love team partner Joshua Garcia has also expressed his support for her, saying in an interview, "Nandito ako bilang kaibigan mo."
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