Joey de Leon gets flak over 'AlDub on Heneral Luna' tweet

MANILA, Philippines - Eat Bulaga host Joey de Leon is in hot water again after his controversial tweet about the historical biopic film Heneral Luna on which he said that it should reach immediate box office success if Alden Richards and Maine Mendoza (Yaya Dub) of AlDub loveteam were given the cameo role.

Joey de Leon gets flak over 'AlDub on Heneral Luna' tweet

Netizens criticize de Leon for not giving emphasis on storyline but instead he thought about putting the popular tandem AlDub from 'Kalyeserye' of the Kapuso noontime show on the film in order to attract viewers.

Even the AlDub fans react to de Leon's tweet and said it is inappropriate.

Some netizens also gave corrections on his statement about Rizal and Sisa as well as on Alden's previous projects.

Netizens also noticed as the EB host always incorporate AlDub on his tweets.

While majority of reactions slammed the host on his opinion, some AlDub fans believed his idea will bring 'more kilig,' more natural and convincing acting to the hit movie.

Heneral Luna which is now on its fifth week in theaters has earned a total of P180,434,088 in the box office as of October 1. The film has become the Philippines' highest-grossing historical film according to producers and was chosen as the Philippine entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards.

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