AFTER the cake-smearing incident that resulted in netizens calling out her behavior, actress Alex Gonzaga publicly apologized to Allan Crisostomo, the waiter in her video, which showed the incident.
“On my birthday, God taught me a hard and important lesson. Humility, kindness and better judgment. I am truly sorry, Kuya Allan,” Gonzaga wrote across her social media platforms.
On Tuesday, Gonzaga became a trending topic when a video from her birthday party surfaced. For many netizens, her smearing icing to the server who stood holding her birthday cake was “uncalled for.”
Acknowledging the effect of the incident, Gonzaga finally said, “To my family, I am sorry for causing you pain and embarrassment. I will rise from this a wiser and better person,” the 35-year-old wrote.
Earlier in the day, Crisostomo also released a signed statement saying Gonzaga visited him at work on January 17.
“Then nag apologize and nag-sorry siya saken tapos konting kwentuhan at sinabi ko po sa kanya na ok na po yung nangyari. Ok na po kami,” Crisostomo wrote.
Gonzaga’s husband, Lipa City Councilor Mikee Morada, also expressed his support to the actress but not before acknowledging that his wife made a mistake.
“Madaming mga rason na maari kong sabihin kung bakit niya nagawa iyon pero walang excuse sa kanyang pagkakamali. Nagkamali talaga siya. Na recognize niya ang kanyang pagkakamali at napagdesisyonan na agad na humingi ng dispensa kay Kuya Allan,” Morado wrote on his public official Facebook account.
He however, cried foul to people who has gone way too far in expressing their dismay towards Gonzaga.
“Tanggap natin yan pero bilang asawa masakit yung mga nababasa ko na sobra naman na pati ang pinagdaanan nya bilang babae ay naungkat pa. Kahit nagkakamali ang isang tao wala pa rin tayo karapatan murahin ito. Pinili ni Alex ang maging tahimik at nagawa na ng asawa ko ang paghingi ng dispensa sa taong pinaka naapektohan sa nangyaring ito, kay Kuya Allan.
“Catherine, masakit at mahirap na lesson ito pero ang mahalaga ay ginawa mo ang dapat mong gawin at inako mo ang iyong pagkakamali,” he ended.