Former University of the Philippines (UP) Socius president Michelle Callanta Toledo, wrote an open letter for the people who criticized the appointment of celebrity blogger Mocha Uson as Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) assistant secretary.
Toledo criticized the critics of Mocha on the internet who mostly are millennials for ‘demeaning, belittling and made fun’ of the profession chosen by the celebrity blogger.
The former UP Socius President wrote that she respected the people who don’t agree with the President’s decision to appoint Mocha as PCOO.
“You don’t have to like Mocha Uson and the rest of the Mocha Girls. You don’t have to agree with the President’s decision to appoint her for the PCOO. You don’t have to listen to what she has to say or follow her brand of blogging or style of writing,” Toledo wrote.
But she believes using the sexuality and profession of Mocha Uson to attack her in person doesn’t makes them a ‘better candidate to be PCOO Asec or simply a better human being altogether’
“But please don’t think that by demeaning her livelihood, by making fun of her profession, by belittling her honest means to make a living (because in case you all have forgotten, dancing and gyrating on stage or talking freely about sex ISN’T illegal you hypocritical prudes), by using her sexuality and career choice to attack her person makes YOU a better candidate to be PCOO Asec or simply a better human being altogether,” she wrote.
Mocha Uson after being appoint as PCOO assistant secretary received tremendous amount of ‘below the belt’ attacks from the netizens who hates her.
Some even said that Mocha Uson seduced the President to appoint her as assistant secretary of the office who holds media affairs of the Malacañang.
“Would you say the same about a woman who works the stripper poles just to feed her kids? Or dances topless in order to pay for night school?” Michelle Toledo asked the critics of Mocha Uson.
Toledo said that Mocha wanted to change herself and she only wanted to serve the people. She also urged the netizens to support what Mocha wanted and stop shaming and hating her.
“The woman wants to make a difference. Desires a life that doesn’t just service her audience but a life of servitude to the people. She isn’t perfect for sure. But who are you to make her feel like she doesn’t deserve to dream and better herself or to serve what she feels is a higher purpose?” she said.
“Instead of hating on her, why don’t you all just help her? Instead of shaming her, why don’t you encourage her?” she added.
In the last part of her post, Toledo blasted the crabs and the fake feminist who chosen to hate and shame Mocha Uson despite of the changed that she’s doing in her life.
“F*cking crabs and fake feminists all around, shame on all of you. If my daughter were ever put in a position where she felt she needed to be a “racy dancer” to make a living, well I can only hope that she be the best goddamned sexy dancer this world has ever seen and in her spare time, rule this whole social media industry and create an empire to do good… the best way she knows how,” she wrote.
“I will trust her heart to do that.” she added
Last week, Mocha Uson was appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as assistant secretary of the PCOO.
The appointment of Mocha got the attention of the mainstream media who criticized by Mocha Uson and accused of writing malicious articles about President Rodrigo Duterte.
Mocha Uson was also criticized by the people who questioned her capability to handle the media affairs of the Malacañang.
Even the Binibining Pilipinas Miss International 2017 Mariel De Leon criticized the appointment of Mocha Uson, but later apologized after receiving criticisms from the supporters of Mocha and President Rodrigo Duterte.
But President Rodrigo Duterte personally defended his decision to appoint Mocha Uson and he believes that the celebrity blogger must got the honor that she deserved.
Mocha said that she considered the criticisms that she received as ‘challenge’ to work harder in her new job as PCOO assistant secretary.