GMA 7 reporter Marisol Abdurahman issued an apology after drawing flak when she attempted an ambush interview with K-Pop group SEVENTEEN upon arrival at NAIA, February 7.
In several videos taken by fans who were also at the airport, Abdurahman was caught trying to interview the K-Pop boy group as they boarded their service vans, prompting security personnel to stop her. She was also heard exclaiming, “Kung ako lang ayokong i-cover yang mga ‘yan ano!” (“If I had it my way, I wouldn’t cover them!”).
The videos circulated among SEVENTEEN fans, called Carats, who then demanded for an apology from GMA 7. Abdurahman then posted her apology letter through GMA 7’s official Twitter.
— GMA News (@gmanews) February 7, 2020
Abdurahman explained that she “had a bad encounter with the airport security” which included getting pushed hard and their camera lens covered “several times.” She also regretted saying “words which [she] should have not said,” saying that she uttered them out of frustration.
“While my words were definitely uncalled for, they do not define my true character as a journalist built over the years. Again, I am extending my sincerest apologies to the fans and I wish Seventeen a successful concert.”
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