- Actor Baron Geisler apologized over his Facebook rants against the government’s anti-illegal drugs campaign
- The apology came after he was reported to have dared President Rodrigo Duterte’s son to subject himself to a drug test
- He insisted that he did not namedrop in his videos and that he fully backs the government’s campaign
Actor Baron Geisler apologized over his Facebook rants against the government’s anti-illegal drugs campaign in which thousands of people have died; saying he fully supports the administration in this battle.
In an article posted on ABS-CBN News, it was disclosed that the apology came after he was reported to have dared President Rodrigo Duterte’s son to subject himself to a drug test; in a video which he also uploaded on the social networking site. The videos have been deleted, though some have managed to either save or reupload them.
“In the past few weeks, there may have been some things that I’ve said in haste,” Geisler said in a statement he sent to DZMM.
While the actor did not specify his complaints against Duterte’s drug war, nor explained why he decided to share his rants despite his self-administered drug test yielding negative results, he insisted that he did not namedrop a person in his videos. He also said that he fully backs the government’s ongoing crackdown against illegal drugs.
“There maybe some things that I don’t necessarily agree with regarding the methodology in weeding out the culprits in this much needed purge, but I want to make it clear that I support the new government’s hard-nosed stand in its fight against this drug menace,” he stated.
Meanwhile, Geisler also expressed sadness for the victims of the deadly explosion in Davao City last Friday. The suspected bomb attack, which has since been claimed by the extremist group Abu Sayyaf, has left 14 dead and more than 60 wounded.
“My prayers and sympathies to our dear brothers in Davao, to all those poor innocent souls who became unwitting victims of this senseless act of terrorism,” he said.
“Let’s all stand united in our quest for change and lasting peace. If I have offended anyone, or anybody, I am very sorry. Let’s just support and love each other. Stop the bashing. Stop the hating,” he further noted.
Watch the video of Geisler’s rants on Facebook: