Malicious rumors marred the supposed rest of UST star spiker EJ Laure, who is sitting out the UAAP season with a chronic shoulder injury.
It has been the talk of the town on social media, and quite possibly the subject of various gossips’ blind items, that the 19-year-old Rookie of the Year is actually pregnant with 15-year-old Bugoy Cariño’s child.
“Eto ba ang dahilan kung bakit wala na sa Hashtag si Bugoy, at kung bakit wala this season si EJ Laure?” speculates a Facebook page named ‘Hugot King.’
Netizens feasted on the comments section of said post, with many pointing out the inappropriateness of the matter, Bugoy still being a minor. Here are some of their comments:
“age doesn’t matter? wow watakonsep, ang tanong dito is, kaylangan bang konsintihin ang ganyang sistema? ok lang kung nasa wastong edad na parehas, tanggap nyo kasi babae mas matanda, pero pano kung lalaki? jail is just a room ganun? wow watakonsep”
“BEING BUNTIS IS OKAY. PERO YUNG 15 YEARS OLD MAKABUNTIS SAYO IS NOT OKAY!!!”
Fortunately, EJ Laure has made her first public appearance since announcing her sitting out the season. She watched the UAAP Season 80 games on Saturday, and ABS-CBN got the chance to ask her about the rumors spreading around. She said:
“Hindi naman totoo ‘yung sinasabi nila.”
EJ Laure appeared with her shoulder in a sling, confirming earlier assertions about her shoulder injury. She further explains:
“Last year, nagpa-injection ako,” she said. “After noon, ilang days pa lang, umalis agad kami for Thailand.”
“So hindi ako nakapag-therapy, kasi ‘di ba sa Thailand, sunod-sunod ‘yung training namin. Noong AFC (All-Filipino Conference of the Philippine Superliga) lang siya sobrang na-feel ko ‘yung pain ulit.”
It may take some time for the volleybelle to fully recover and make her way back to the court, and she honestly doesn’t need these nasty rumors to keep her stressed. Still, she only had this to say about those who would continue spreading the rumor:
“Tao din naman sila, meron silang sariling opinyon,”
“Hindi ko maiiwasang ‘wag sabihin sa kanila na, ”Wag, ‘di ganoon.’ Sa kanila na rin ‘yun.”
What can you say about this story? Did you believe the Bugoy-EJ pregnancy rumors when they first came out? What do you think about EJ’s clarification? Do you believe her a hundred percent? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!