Amid ‘racist’ controversy Billy Crawford reposts netizens’ funny take on his and Coleen Garcia’s outfits

By Michelle Joy L. Padayhag |March 12,2018 - 11:01 PM

AFTER apologizing for their controversial photos shot in Ethiopia, Kapamilya star Billy Crawford gamely reposted netizens’ photos making fun of his floral suit as well as his fiancee Coleen Garcia’s high-fashion outfits.

The first photo he reposted was that of his floral suit and a netizen’s mom with a bag of the same cloth. He captioned the post with “Good night y’all.”

Another photo he uploaded was that of a sofa cover also with the same floral cloth.

“All around pala ang telang eto. #StylistIsDead #KeepComin,” the 35-year-old singer and host said.

Crawford also posted a photo of Garcia in a paisley printed yellow/black/white gown and that of a pillowcase and a bag of the same cloth.
“Ika6natela,” he said.

A fourth photo showed a capelike part of Garcia’s outfit being compared to what looked like a carpet. Crawford captioned the photo with: “Billy and @coleen out! #MicDrop seriously sa lahat ng gumawa nito salamat binuhay n’yo katawang lupa namin pero pinatay n’yo ang stylist namin!


No less than Asia’s Songbird Regine Velasquez-Alcasid joined in, posting a photo of her hugging a pillowcase made of the same floral as that of Crawford’s suit.

Meanwhile, Kapamilya actress Jessy Mendiola defended Crawford and Garcia from those making fun of their outfits.

“I don’t see why it’s such a big deal for other people. Tela yan, malamang may gagamitan sa iba. Ang importante you guys looked amazing. Yung ibang mga top brands ginagawa naman yan. Kalma people. Sorry @billycrawford. May time ako pumatol,” Mendiola commented in one of Crawford’s posts.

Crawford and Garcia’s pictorial courted controversy after some photos of the shoot showed them posing with Ethiopian women and children.
Netizens slammed the couple and accused them of being racist and culturally insensitive.

The couple issued a statement via the Twitter account of ABS-CBN journalist MJ Felipe to apologize for offending people, saying it was not their intention to “disrespect any race or culture.”

Crawford said the trip was sponsored by Ethiopian Airlines to promote tourism in their country.

Garcia and Crawford got engaged in 2016 and are set to marry this year.

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