A Kapamilya making a "Kapuso" (finger heart) gesture: "Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7" Second Big Placer Kisses Delavin defends rival love team AlDub. Instagram/Kisses Delavin

Kisses Delavin backs AlDub, slams Joey de Leon over depression remark
Deni Rose M. Afinidad-Bernardo (philstar.com) - October 6, 2017 - 2:51am

MANILA, Philippines — In response to “Eat Bulaga!” TV host Joey de Leon’s alleged “insensitive” remark on depression, singer-actress and “Pinoy Big Brother Lucky Season 7” housemate Kisses Delavin of the rival channel ABS-CBN expressed her opinion on depression in her Twitter account.

In a series of tweets posted on Thursday, Kisses backed De Leon’s co-hosts, Maine Mendoza and Alden Richards, that De Leon could be wrong about his beliefs on depression and depressed people.

In the first post, Kisses said: “Sad to think that depression is being considered a joke. It's unfair. It's just not right. Let's do ourselves a favor, be a little kinder.”

In the next post, she stated: “And understand that we don’t know what a person goes thru unless we walk a mile in their shoes. Some people don’t have it as easy as it seems.”

She then explained: “Some people struggle with their baggages unlike others. It doesn't mean they're weak. & it doesn't make them any lesser than the rest.”

Finally, in her latest tweet, she said: “Some depressed people even have more compassion in them, they don't judge other people, because they know how hard the others feel.”

Also on Thursday, De Leon drew criticisms from netizens after he told a game show contestant that depression is just made up by people.

Mendoza, meanwhile, said that depression should be taken seriously. Her love team partner, Alden Richards, agreed with her.

READ: Joey de Leon slammed for depression remark; Maine praised for taking a stand

Depression, according to the World Health Organization, “will be the most common single cause of disability in both developed and developing countries by 2020.”

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