Official statement of Ms. Bela Padilla on FHM issue
February 29 2012
In reference to the negative reactions of some quarters regarding my very first cover pictorial for FHM, I would like to issue this statement.
It was never the intention of anyone behind the production to offend anybody. The concept has been agreed upon both by FHM and myself. The collaboration was purely artistic in nature and there was no malice involved upon its execution.
I would like to personally apologize to those who may have been offended by the cover feature. Let me repeat, we never want to offend anybody. FHM and I agreed that FHM management will be undertaking some changes on this particular cover so that this issue of alleged racism will be put to rest.
Thank you very much.