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Personalities weigh in on mental health after controversial Joey de Leon comments

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, October 6) — Noontime variety  show host Joey de Leon’s comments on depression triggered a storm of online criticism — but this time, celebrities are also weighing in.

De Leon was criticized on Thursday for saying on ‘Eat Bulaga’ that those with depression were only pretending. The comment was made from the studio as other hosts visited the house of a contestant who said she had the condition.

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Co-host Maine Mendoza, on the other hand, was praised for her remarks that depression was not a joke and those suffering from it needed support.

Alden Richards, also an ‘Eat Bulaga’ co-host and the other half to a love team with Mendoza, agreed those with depression needed moral support. On Thursday, he revealed on social media his own experience of living with someone who had depression.

SOURCE: CNN

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