Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is in the middle of live interview with ABS-CBN News, when Vice President Leni Robredo tweeted a line from one of Warsan Shire works. Warsan Shire London–based Somali poet and a Brunel University’s African Poetry Prize recipient.
"I’m sorry you were not truly loved
and that it made you cruel."-Warsan Shire
— Leni Robredo (@lenirobredo) December 29, 2016
The tweet quickly got the attention of both Pres. Duterte and VP Robredo supporters. Vice Pres. Leni Robredo who is currently in the US for the holidays, is being criticize specially after Typhoon Nina wrecking havoc in South Luzon and her home region.
. @lenirobredo kumusta ang tea sa States, tita <3
— Anj (@anjpessumal) December 29, 2016
— ALEX ARMOR (@xelaarmor) December 29, 2016
— chief justice (@Abearybear) December 29, 2016
— Neil Vildad (@neilscamander) December 29, 2016
— d (@drylgn) December 29, 2016
Others are questioning the authenticity of the tweet and account even though it’s a verified account.
@lenirobredo AM WONDERING SHES THE REAL FAKE VP UPDATING TWEET,, HAHAHA,, JAN KA NA LANG SA US, MASAYA PA KAMING MGA PINOY,,,
— Chiong (@LandMac75) December 29, 2016
— chuck v conrad (@agentchuck95) December 29, 2016
— K-2SO DE BOLA (@XaveOfManila) December 29, 2016
While others are pulling their support for Vice President and expressing their regret.
— marie seno (@mariegil17) December 29, 2016
— 4i'd_dreamer (@suma21san) December 29, 2016
On the other hand, Vice Pres. Leni Robredo supporters are expressing their continued support for the beloved Vice President.
@lenirobredo No beauty shines brighter than that of a good heart. We love you Veep 💕
— ↃC (@pixarofpop) December 29, 2016
@lenirobredo LOVE U SO MUCH VP! ALWAAAYZ LABAN TOH HANGGANG DULO
— C U P C A K E 🌈 (@MsKristineAbbey) December 29, 2016
@lenirobredo We love you, VP Leni! Thank you for your selfless service. ❤️
— Katrina (@kcmrtg) December 29, 2016
@lenirobredo I love you Tita Leni!!!
— Sunday BeautyBar👸🏻 (@kristinamisajon) December 29, 2016
As of this posting, the tweet have been retweeted for more than 1.2k times and got more than 3k likes. There are still tons of action happening within the retweets and responses.
Image from @lenirobredo
Last modified: December 29, 2016