Denise Laurel, a Case of Mistaken Identity
Was it a Mistaken identity or a case of publicity stunt?
The star of the hit series "Annaliza" Denise Laurel became the trending topic on Twitter after hundreds of netizens mistakenly identified her as Deniece Cornejo. In a statement, Denise said that she was traumatized by the incident.
In a report by ABS-CBN news, netizens turned to twitter when they noticed the account of Denise Laurel. The actress said several people thought that her twitter account is owned by Deniece Millet Cornejo, who has accused "It's Showtime" host Vhong Navarro of rape. The gorgeous actress reportedly received shocking messages, threats, and other disrespectful comments on the micro-blogging site.
Denise said to the media that she develops fear due to the incident. She further explained the result of the alleged mistaken identity issue and told ABS-CBN news that she was traumatized.
"I was slightly traumatized because people are tweeting me. Hundreds of them even cursed me online. They want me dead since they believe I am Deniece Cornejo," Laurel said.
"Magkaparehas man kami ng tunog ng pangalan, mali ang spelling, magkaiba ng personality, magkaiba na tao. Hindi ako 'yung Deniece na 'yon," the actress stressed.
Despite the horrifying incident she had online, Denise Laurel said doesn't have any plan of changing her name. She said her name has been established in the show business industry for over 17 years.
Mistaken identity or a case of publicity stunt?
The incident led to a speculation that someone initiated a negative tweet to attact the attention of the public. According to a facebook user, Filipino netizens aren't dumb enough to identify which among the two is the real Deniece Cornejo. The user also said the spelling of their names aren't the same and hinted that someone can easily distinguish if the twitter account is owned by Deniece or not.
How about you? Do you believe that this was done intenationally by PRs to gain public attention?