It’s (Instagram) official: Andi Eigenmann has left showbiz to focus on her daughter, Ellie.
The actress revealed the news to her fans’ surprise recently on social media, after exchanging comments on Instagram with a follower who claimed that Andi was “arrogant” after the actress supposedly snubbed the follower’s sister’s request to take a photo with her when she saw her in person.
Masungit pala to c Andie nagpapa picture daw sis ko sa airport tinaasan daw siya ng kilay#sad
Andi replied to the commenter, saying:
Ma’am, before you comment such an accusation on my instagram page, I hope you realise that I am a human being too, just as your sister is, and while she must’ve just been thinking about herself and her own feelings as she wanted to snap a photo with me, she probably didnt think that MAYBE just MAYBE, I do not walk this earth simply to please her nor you. Maybe JUST maybe, instead of negatively judging another person because you didnt get what you want from them, maybe we can learn to realise that WE ARE ALL THE SAME. AND WE ARE ALL HUMANS.
So yes. It truly is sad. Sad to know that there are judgmental, narrow minded people like you, who would instantly rush to a conclusion insisting that someone you [DON’T] KNOW, isn’t a good person just because I couldn’t fulfill your sister’s hunger for a sense of entitlement. Actors may have made a commitment to be there for you, but it doesnt mean that we deserve for our personal space to be disrespected, and that our feelings and comfort should be completely disregarded.
Another commenter told Andi to “eat some humble pie” and be grateful that people recognize her despite her “fading popularity”.
Okay lang na tumanggi ka but to snub a fan is something else. Kunti na lang fans mo ganyan ka pa. Even casual viewers like me, natuturn-off sa ganyan attitude. Eat some humble pie. Be grateful na lang people still adore you kahit hindi ka na sikat
Andi responded with:
First of all, I don’t snub people who acknowledge me. I do, however, politely tell off people who are rude. How can you even say that if you have no idea who I even am? Second, if I wanted the life I had in the past, I wouldn’t have left showbiz. So go figure. But me wanting to be a full time mom, and to live my life sooo far away from the spotlight (away from the city, even), doesnt also result to your accusations being anywhere true. Ma’am, fyi, FAME IS NOT THE SOLUTION. And it pains me to that there are people like you who think that this is something I should even be sad about. I left because I was not happy. And yes! It will never be the same. BUT I WOULDNT TRADE THIS SIMPLE LIFE FOR ANYTHING ELSE BECAUSE I HAVE NEVER BEEN HAPPIER. YOU did not know that did you? SO DONT ASSUME. SO DONT SPEAK IN BEHALF OF OTHERS. BECAUSE YOU DO NOT KNOW OUR STORY.
The point here is that you have no right to insist that I was the one who was rude when you weren’t even there. Nakikisali ka lang naman eh. So how would you know? What if I tell you I can’t even raise an eyebrow? I just cant intentionally do it. What if, this lady approached me the wrong way, and I felt like she was getting in my personal space? I DO NOT WALK OUT OF MY HOME THINKING OF MYSELF AS A FAMOUS PERSON. I WALK OUT OF MY HOME BEING ME. JUST AS YOU ARE. So if she has the right to be rude to me, why is it that I have no right to decline? HOW DO YOU EVEN KNOW THAT I DONT HAVE THE AUDACITY TO SMILE AT PEOPLE WHO ACKNOWLEDGE ME? YOU WOULDNT. CUS YOU HAVE NO IDEA WHO I AM. Nakikisali ka lang.
Andi was last seen in the recently concluded show, The Greatest Love, and has since been seen traveling with boyfriend Emilio Arambulo and Ellie. She is currently in Siargao, according to her Instagram page.
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