Jennylyn Mercado fiercely lectures bashers who tell her to "shut up"

Jennylyn Mercado took to social media to express her support for ABS-CBN and would even throw shade at the primary detractors of the network.

In one tweet she posted, "Kamusta na pala kayong lahat? At higit sa lahat kamusta na kaya yung nag Mananita, yung Senador na kailangan ng compassion, at ang blogger na nag mass gathering?"

Due to her stand, it was inevitable that she would get bashed.

The 33-year-old shared on Twitter how she received messages from bashers, telling her to keep quiet and remain neutral.

"One quick reminder to the people na nagrereply ng “shhh”, “shut up” o “tumahimik ka nalang”, at “huwag ka mangelam”...Respecting other people’s opinions is a value you seem to have forgotten..."

She also reposted the message of a netizen who told her to remain neutral so that she can avoid bashing because at the end of the day she is not a Kapamilya star.

To this Jen, made the perfect response.

"But I am a Filipino and that alone is enough.

To be neutral or silent in times of injustice is injustice.

If being “bashed” is a small price to pay for practicing my right to freedom of speech. Then I am fine with it."

ABS-CBN is one of the most popular media and entertainment outfits in the Philippines. It has produced top-caliber stars, well-loved programs, and timely news. Some of the popular shows are “It’s Showtime” and “TV Patrol.”