The Binibining Pilipinas 2021 coronation night trended online as expected, but not just because of the contestant. Boy Abunda was one of the celebrity guest panelists that gave a confounding question that also had the netizens thinking. How would you answer the question: When is it not okay to be okay?
The Trending Q&A Portion
Questions asked during the pageant are not the easiest to answer, especially with the time pressure. The Philippine King of Talk is known for his thought-provoking questions, so it wasn’t a surprise that he asked, “When is it okay not to be okay? And when is it not okay to be okay?” Iloilo’s Karen Laurrie Mendoza, however, answered with grace.
To answer the first half of the question, Mendoza responds, “You know, sometimes, it’s hard to move on especially that if we lost our loved ones, when we’re depressed, when we have anxiety. But most of all, when we want to move forward in life.”
She continues saying, “You know, my favorite saying in the movie Disney ‘Inside Out’ is [embracing] your sadness. Because in embracing your sadness, you will feel happiness afterward.” Remarks about her response were that she answered confidently but got confused in the middle of her thought process.
Netizens Respond to the Question
Netizens tried to answer the question on Twitter and came up with the wittiest responses. It was a tough one that required introspection that can leave anyone confused.
Would you have a breakdown after hearing that question, too?
Please hold while we think of an answer.
Finished or not finished, pass your papers.
Even Ms. Catriona Gray, who slipped up during the pageant, was in on the jokes.
Thank you, next topic.
Tito Boy explains he prompted this question because we frequently hear the saying, “It’s okay not to be okay,” during the pandemic. He was the number 2 trending topic on Sunday, July 11, and is glad people are adding to the conversation.