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Klea Pineda says that privacy is important even for public figures


For Klea Pineda, one of the things that gave her culture shock when she entered showbiz was the loss of privacy.

The “Starstruck” Ultimate Female Survivor just thought that she will act and maybe appear on billboards. But then she realized, “Hala pagka artista pala, mawawalan ka talaga ng privacy.”

“Halos lahat ng bagay sa lahat ng aspeto at angles ng life mo, talagang malalaman at malalaman nila kung gugustuhin nila. Kahit years ago pa yung post mo makikita at makikita nila sa social media,” Klea said on the “Updated with Nelson Canlas” podcast.

That said, Klea said that privacy remains important to her.

“Hindi porket public figure ka, lahat ipapaalam mo na sa buong mundo. Depende na lang din yan sa'yo kung ano yung choice mo na ipaalam sa kanila,” she said.

Klea added that she feels her privacy is invaded when her family is already affected.

“Okay lang sa akin na ako na yung pagpiyestahan niyo [sa] social media, wag na wag niyo lang i-me-mention or idadamay yung pamilya ko. 'Yun lang 'yung poprotektahan ko talaga at all cost,” she said.

Klea added that just because her family is connected to her, “that doesn't mean meron na kayong right na pakielamanan or pagsabihan ng masasama or masasakit 'yung mga kapatid ko and 'yung parents ko.”

Now that she has grown, the “AraBella” actress also said she has learned a lot from her time in showbiz, especially with how she carries herself and how she answers in interviews.

“Alam ko na ngayon sa sarili ko kung ano yung karapatan ko bilang artista, kung may gusto akong sagutin or ayokong sagutin, nasasakin 'yun, decision ko 'yun,” she said. “Okay, bato niyo 'yung question pero gusto ko po ng may boundaries po tayo and lumalagpas na po kayo doon.”

When she feels like those limits are being crossed, Klea said, “Okay lang ako mag-say no.”

Listen to Klea Pineda’s full interview on “Updated with Nelson Canlas” on Spotify. —Nika Roque/JCB, GMA Integrated News

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