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‘Isn’t it normal?’: Bea Borres faces backlash for ‘out of touch’ remarks about inheritance

In a recent TikTok video of social media influencer and actress Bea Borres, she addressed a comment questioning her high social status despite both of her parents being deceased. Borres expressed her confusion regarding the issue and why people are even asking about it saying, “I just don’t get it… hindi ba common yun sa Philippines na hindi magpaiwanan ng mga mana? [I just don’t get it… is it not normal in the Philippines to be left with inheritance?]”

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Social media users were divided on how to interpret Borres’ response, with some saying that what the influencer said was too “out of touch” and insensitive, considering how difficult it is to maintain a high standard of living in a country experiencing increased poverty due to inflation and other social factors.

Social media users have also pointed out that it may not be her fault that she grew up with a silver spoon, but her sentiments clearly lack awareness on social issues by saying “Akala ko normal. [I though it’s normal.]”


Some also used this opportunity to ask Bea Borres that it is now time to enlighten herself with issues despite of it not affecting her personally, because it will open her to the realities that Filipinos are facing. Social media users hoped that with the comments under this video of hers will urge her to widen her perspective regarding the socioeconomic status of Filipino people who do not have that same lifestyle that she was accustomed to. And Bea clearly appreciate these type of comment by acknowledging her lapse of judgment and thanked the commenters.



While there are people who questioned the influencer with her detached answer, many still defended her by saying that it is not her fault that her parents secured the future of their children.

They said that topics regarding parental inheritance in the Philippines may not be that common because of obvious reasons concerning lack of money, but many believe that it is commendable that her parents had already prepared for their future and that this concept needs to be normalized by Filipino parents.

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Although it is right that parents should concern themselves by setting a stable future for their children, Filipinos still are known to be fighting for their day-to-day life caused by poverty. Given the clash of mindsets between the well-off and the lower-class Filipinos, this discussion may be sensitive to many. It is only right that both parties understand the sentiments of the other by not invalidating each other’s feelings and experiences.


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