John Lloyd Cruz issues apology over viral videos

MANILA, Philippines - Kapamilya actor John Lloyd Cruz has decided to break his silence and issue an apology over his controversial videos that recently went viral on social media.

John Lloyd Cruz issues apology over viral videos

The 34-year-old actor, who has been involved in a string of controversies in the past years, had a short vacation with actress Ellen Adarna and her friends in Virgin Island beach in Santa Fe, Bantayan Island, Cebu over the weekend. What should have been a fun and memorable vacation with friends suddenly got out of hand after four videos of Cruz, seemingly intoxicated with alcohol, was posted on Instagram by one of Adarna’s friends, Doreen Ting.

In the videos that broke the Internet, a totally different Cruz we see on TV was seen dancing, singing, and even flashing his middle finger. Netizens were quick to accuse Cruz of being under the influence of alcohol and even illegal drugs.

On Monday, September 11, Cruz posted a short message on his Instagram account to address the issue. Although he emphasized he has no regrets over the incident, Cruz issued an apology to the “little boys and girls” for setting a bad example.

“Diz iz mi lerning. (This is me learning) Very humbling but I do apologize to the little boys & girls. No regrets babies, just life revealing its raw beauty,” Cruz wrote.

Meanwhile, his handler Johnny Manahan also came to the actor’s defense saying that Cruz was just “letting off steam.”

“John Lloyd Cruz works hard as an actor. 18-hour days at a stretch. He was just letting off steam. In this age of an all pervasive social media, what is okay and innocent in private becomes worthlessly controversial in public. He will have learned his lesson and be more careful in the future.”

-- Mini, The Summit Express

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