Volleyball star Denden Lazaro declines fan who attempts ‘akbay,’ stands up to ‘suplada’ comments

/ 05:15 PM November 07, 2017

Volleyball player Denden Lazaro has been tagged as having an “attitude” because she didn’t allow a man to put his arm around her for a picture.


In the video taken in Bacolod, a stranger, censored with an emoji, ambushes Lazaro for a picture.


She allows the photo op despite appearing uncomfortable, and simply moves aside when he tries to put his arm around her without asking permission.

Comments on Facebook have labeled the volleyball star as “suplada” (snobbish) for her behavior.

Others have also defended Lazaro, saying that fans should respect public personalities.

Lazaro has since addressed the comments on Twitter.

“There are certain situations that make a person feel uncomfortable like when random people invade one’s personal space,” she wrote.

“To me personal space is something I highly value.”


She apologized to those “offended with my action” and added, “But I don’t apologize for being me.”

Cocolife teammate Michele Gumabao also came to Lazaro’s defense.

She observed, “One upset fan posts and everybody forgets she smiled for 200 plus people in the meet and greet we just came from!” /ra


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