Today on Twitter, people are talking about Alden Richards’ interview on Preview.ph. Published yesterday, the interview also features Kathryn Bernardo, Alden’s leading lady in their newly released film Hello, Love, Goodbye.
In the article, Kath was quoted to have asked Alden, “Bakit hindi ka pa humahanap ng magpapasaya sa yo sa ngayon?”
“Wow, napakagandang question,” replied Alden. “Siguro kasi—I don’t know. Maybe people, or especially yung mga taong nali-link sa akin, they don’t really understand me and choose to be with me when I’m here.”
Some fans took this to mean that the actor was shading his onscreen partner Maine Mendoza. They then called Alden "narcissistic" for supposedly blaming Maine for still being single.
There were also those who defended him, believing that he didn’t say anything wrong, that he was totally misunderstood.
For more context, Alden went on to say that there are people who don’t understand him. (Read: He didn’t really zero in on anyone or hint at who wronged him.) “I’m so tired of hearing people belittling my work. Parang they always say, ‘Palaging nagtatrabaho, walang time sa sarili, hindi nag-e-enjoy.’ Wala pa akong naririnig na nagsasabi sa ‘kin, ‘It’s okay, I understand.’ Lahat tingin sa ginagawa ko mali. Parang they think my life isn’t normal, which is something I don’t appreciate.”