Just recently, the news about Nadine Lustre’s brother Isaiah, who was found to have taken his own life, has left many shocked.
So when a seemingly cheerful Nadine made an appearance on “It’s Showtime” earlier this week, it naturally caught the attention of many viewers.
One netizen, however, took things a little too far, tweeting that the actress was not genuine.
“It’s Showtime” host Anne Curtis came to Lustre’s defense, personally replying to the netizen’s Twitter account and telling her to back off:
Curtis’ message was rooted in the fact that one never really knows what someone is going through or how they truly are feeling. True enough, there are many people who choose to suffer silently, feeling like they have an obligation to put on a smile when they are in public.
Lustre isn’t avoiding the fact that one of her siblings had just passed away, as the netizen had claimed. Perhaps, she chooses to cope differently. Last October 13, the actress made a lengthy Instagram post, greeting her late brother on his birthday:
Im so proud of you. Never knew you had such talent with words. Im happy to have read all of your entries and discover that you have such a beautiful mind. Excited to read your scripts/stories soon. https://medium.com/isaiahlustre/latest I want to thank you for teaching everyone a very important lesson. Thank you for opening my eyes and making me braver. I know now that whatever challenge I will have to face, I will be able to pull through because of you. Im gonna miss your face and miss hearing your corny jokes. I wish you stayed with us longer. I am keeping my promise and we will still travel the world together. No more crying. Happy Birthday Dude. 🎈 Joyeux voyage, je t’aime frère ♡
We all have different coping mechanisms. When someone is in grief, the best we can do is reach out and to try to understand where they are coming from.