Social media influencer and broadcaster James Deakin is under fire for appearing in a controversial photo with former Senator Bongbong Marcos.
Over the weekend, a post from Fil-Am MMA star Brandon “The Truth” Vera, together inside a car with Deakin, Marcos and urban planner Jun Palafox went viral online. Vera is currently the ONE Championship Heavyweight Champion and has previously expressed his desire to run for the Philippine Senate in 2019.
The photo immediately sparked rumors that Deakin was endorsing Marcos. However, he quickly denied this and clarified that the photo was taken during one of his vlogs about traffic.
Needless to say, it didn’t take long for netizens to start throwing in their two cents on the now controversial post. Check these mixed reactions out:
Meanwhile, others also came to Deakin’s defense:
After seeing all these, do you think James Deakin is endorsing the Marcoses? What’s your take?