Not long ago, John Llyod Cruz became widely talked about on social media. It was because of the photos and videos of himself on Instagram while he was vacationing in Cebu with Ellen Adarna. In most of the posts, the Kapamilya actor was seen drunk and doing silly things such as playing with a knife, posing with a “dirty finger,” and sitting beside an LPG tank.
Recently, the actor once again grabbed the attention of netizens for another photo he uploaded. On his recent Instagram post, Lloydie was seen kneeling in a confession booth. He was wearing a colorful tie-dye shirt and a pair of sunglasses.
In the Philippines, the majority of people are Christians. Many of these Christians are devout and hold on firmly to their beliefs. Thus, many netizens found what John Lloyd did unacceptable and disrespectful to their faith.
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Lloydie’s kneeling photo earned a lot of criticism from netizens. They felt that the actor crossed the line. One netizen thought that Lloydie was mocking the people who criticized him for his vacation photos and videos.
Not everyone appreciated John Lloyd’s sense of humor. One netizen even advised him to stop posting such things and described him as someone who was having a manic episode.
Another netizen said, “He’s already fully embracing his bad boy, reckless, pa-cool, I don’t give a shi*t persona. Wala na talaga siyang pake. Sorry, Star Magic. Sorry, little boys and girls.”
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Though John Lloyd Cruz has previously apologized for his brash actions, many people continue to criticize him, thinking he hasn’t really learned his lesson.
Here the some of netizens' comments:
Some netizens believe that what John Lloyd did was “cringe-worthy.” His critics also refer to him as an “attention-seeker.” One netizen said that what Lloydie did would only serve to cause harm to his already shaky reputation.
What can you say about John Lloyd’s recent controversy? Do you think he crossed the line? What exactly is “the line?” Share your thoughts in the comments section below.