Andrea Brillantes and Ricci Rivero have been the talk of the town lately following the actress’ *viral* promposal during the BLACKPINK concert last weekend. ICYDK, Andrea asked her beau to be her date for the upcoming Star Magical Prom on March 30, which garnered mixed reactions from netizens.
Several Filo Blinks were quick to congratulate the Gen Z star for being noticed by the K-pop group. However, some netizens called the actress "papansin," with others even *shaming* her for making the first move on Ricci.Twitter
On March 27, the actress called out a netizen who joked about her promposal. “Baliktad na pala ngayon. Babae na nagyayaya!” the comment reads, to which Andrea had the most empowering response.
“It’s for Star Magical Prom so yes, ako po talaga dapat dahil ako po yung artist ng Star Magic,” she said. “Also, it’s high time we stop shaming girls for making the first move even [in] other instances.”Facebook/Senyora
The comment sparked a conversation about gender equality, with several Pinays sharing instances where they made the first move too! “Wala namang masama kung babae ang gagawa ng first move. Ako ang unang umamin sa crush ko noon, asawa ko na ngayon at 14 years together na kami,” shares one netizen. Aww!Facebook/Senyora
“True, wala naman masama if si girl mag-aya! Gender equality pinaglalaban niyo tapos kapag may ganitong ganap gigil kayo. Sa ibang country ka, kahit sa mga pinapanood niyong movies and series, hollywood or Korean dramas may ganyan pa-ask at love letter,” shares another. “So stop shaming other girls, and happy women’s month!”Facebook/Senyora
They’re absolutely right, though! There is nothing *wrong* with making the first move and women taking the plunge is not ~unladylike~, especially in the 21st century where social norms and gender stereotypes are rapidly changing. If there's something we can take away from this, it's the fact that we should *actually* take notes from Blythe!
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.