‘Blood red,’ ‘Imeldific’: Isabelle Duterte draws flak for Malacañang photo shoot

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‘Blood red,’ ‘Imeldific’: Isabelle Duterte draws flak for Malacañang photo shoot
Presidential granddaughter Isabelle Duterte gets called out online for her pre-debut photo shoot in Malacañang, prominently capturing the presidential seal

MANILA, Philippines — Presidential granddaughter Isabelle Duterte is giving people the wrong kind of flashbacks on social media shortly after photos of her pre-debut photoshoot in the Palace appeared online. (READ: LOOK: Isabelle Duterte’s pre-debut photo shoot in Malacañang)

Social media users on Twitter were quick to call out the opulent display in what her grandfather once wanted to name the “People’s Palace.”

Some drew parallels between the Duterte teenager and the Marcoses, who were known for ostentatious displays of wealth and grand parties in the Palace.

Others pointed out the color of the gown and the bloody extrajudicial killings plaguing her grandfather’s administration.

Several others questioned the “tacky” display of privilege, and went sarcastic about making reservations for their own parties in the Palace:

Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque dismissed the photo shoot as a non-issue: “Gaya sila ng ordinaryong mamamayan na puwedeng magpa-picture-picture sa Malacañang (They are like ordinary citizens who can do picture-taking in Malacañang).”

What about you? What are your thoughts on the photo shoot? Is it a hit or a miss? – Rappler.com 


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