News anchor Karen Davila recently got slammed on social media by netizens after bombarding Manny Pacquaio with college degree-related questions.
During the recent interview of yesterday’s episode of Headstart, Karen asked Pacman, who is now a lawmaker, if he believes that Senators and Presidents should be degree holders, to which he said ‘yes’.
Davila then said that if a college degree becomes a requirement, Pacquiao may not qualify.
The senator answered that he is studying right now, which then reaped a follow-up question, ‘May college degree ka na?’
Manny simply answered, ‘soon’, but the questioning did not stop there. Karen then repeatedly inquired about Manny’s chosen school, but the boxing champ chose to be evasive throughout, even joking that he’ll just whisper it after the interview.
The interview did not sit well with some people on Twitter, who claimed that Karen had ‘no right’ to embarrass Pacquiao with supposedly demeaning type of questions.
The way you speak Ms. KAREN Davila was like you're mocking, insulting and bellitling Senator Manny Pacquiao for not having a college degree and you just keep repeating the said topic..
Oo na ikaw na ang may… https://t.co/wNKS8iUJRH
— Phel Murphy Abacan (@Black_Eye08) February 20, 2019
wait lang is it me or grabe 'yung kay karen davila and pacquiao :((((( like tbh I don't like pacquiao as a senador because he isn't doing his job properly and his ethics aren't aligned with mine PERO NOT BECAUSE HE HASN'T FINISHED COLLEGE.
— ㅤؘ (@tine______) February 20, 2019
Karen Davila, Degree holder, yes.
Morally educated, NO.
— Yana Sa (@havanahulyanana) February 20, 2019
Does belittling someone make Karen feel better about herself? I wonder. Manny should be admired for this. Despite his stature & immense wealth,
his desire to educate himself has not abated. Plus he has remained humble. Si Karen? Hmmm..still a social climber😝
— GDO (@gypsygirl0504) February 21, 2019
I’d rather be Manny Pacquiao who did not get a college degree but helps his kababayan than the condescending Karen Davila who earned college degree but lacks manners. 😏
— ๓เкє ɭยς๓คภ (@likekomiko) February 21, 2019
Did u rewatch ur interview with manny about "college degree"?! Its sick to my stomach. I have a bachelor's degree and i passed the board exam but i dont see myself above everyone else just bcos of my diploma. Y rub it in?! Its so frustrating to c some1 like manny gets humiliated
— 🔥 𝔪𝔦𝔠𝔥𝔞𝔢𝔩 🔥 (@MykillDotA) February 20, 2019
Others are siding with Davila, pointing out that she was just doing her job and that hard-hitting questions SHOULD be the norm for public figures.
Karen Davila had to ask the hard questions. That's HER JOB and she is good at it. I saw the interview. The line of questioning was fair. She asked something that she asked other politicians.
— Lynn Jamison (@tweetilynn) February 21, 2019
u guys really take hard-hitting questions as a form of awfulness and arrogance?! LMAO karen davila is just doing her job here. as d same thing applies to pacquiao to answer that question dahil isa siyang public figure.
— son of naomi (@carlosiots) February 20, 2019
I don’t know how you handle this hate comments @iamkarendavila but I am amuse how hypocrite these people are. They even called her uneducated but here they are dissing her. Is that how educated people do? Oh, I don’t wanna be educated anymore. HAHAHA. Karen Davila is a winner 😌
— Ryana Jade Quinto (@RyanaJadeQuinto) February 20, 2019
I agree with Karen Davila here. Dragging Manny to his edges. Go Karen! https://t.co/h6fzH3OIsR
— polo Lopo (@angelo_SuperMan) February 21, 2019
why i sometimes hate being filipino – manny pacquiao and the ppl who are pissed off at karen davila for a straightforward interview
GET THAT BIBLE-THUMPING SANCTIMONIOUS ANTI-LGBQT JACKASS WHO GOT MADE SENATOR SIMPLY COZ HE’S A POPULAR CELEBRITY! GET HIM GIRL, I GOT UR BACK https://t.co/2MzYmiEsob
— 🥭 MANGOMAUK TREELEAF LIVES #20BiTeen 🥭 💗💜💙 (@bae_warden) February 21, 2019
This isn’t the first time that Karen Davila’s interviews caught the attention of the pvblic. Four years ago, her interview with Alma Moreno also made headlines and became a breeding ground of memes.
What do you think?
Contributed by: Cha Balcos
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