Maine Mendoza chides "fans" for smear campaign against boyfriend

Heidi Hsia

8 Jan – Maine Mendoza is not amused that some fans have been very vocal in expressing their distaste in her relationship with actor Arjo Atayde.

As reported on ABS-CBN, the actress recently took to Twitter to respond to a new trending hashtag "NoToArjoTheUser", expressing sarcastically, "Wow, some "fans" made #NoToArjoTheUser trend today. Congrats. But I say #YesToArjo."

The smear campaign seemed to have started a day after Mendoza posted a video on Twitter of her and Atayde doing the "Tala" dance craze, telling fans that the actor performed the song with her just for her sake.

It is noted that a number of Mendoza's supposed fans are unhappy with the relationship between the Kapuso darling and the Kapamilya actor, having encouraged the actress of dating her onscreen partner, Alden Richards whom she had been linked to for many years since appearing in "Eat Bulaga!"

A lot of them accused Atayde and his family of using Mendoza to gain fame, despite the fact that the actor has been in the industry much longer and even comes from a showbiz family.

Mendoza's "YesToArjo" tweet is now ranked among the trending topics on the said platform, with many fans expressing their support for the couple.

(Photo Source: Maine Mendoza Instagram)