CLAIM: Mocha Uson called Vice President Sara Duterte “stupid”


A user on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, falsely claimed on Sept. 12 that influencer Mocha Uson had called Vice President Sara Duterte “bobo” (stupid).

The X account “Kara Tiñoko” recycled a 2017 video of Uson on her defunct DZRH radio program, which was livestreamed on social media.

But the subject of Uson’s vitriolic attack was Vice President Maria Leonor “Leni” Robredo, not Duterte.

Uson was reacting to Robredo’s speech before a United Nations anti-narcotics meeting, in which the former vice president spoke against the drug war of Sara Duterte’s father, President Rodrigo Duterte.

Because of negative public reaction to the rant, DZRH indefinitely suspended Uson’s radio program.

The recycled video, sourced from user “jBarreto,” has been viewed nearly 612,000 times, liked more than 7,300 times, and shared more than 2,400 times as of posting.

The post was not labelled as satire. As a result, some X users thought Uson referred to Sara Duterte.

“Sabihin mo yan harap harapan wag yung mag kukubli ka sa a[n]ino ng media,” one X user said.

(Say that straight to her face, don’t hide behind the media’s shadow.)


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