Published: Tuesday 14 August, 2018

Dingdong Dantes Takes Action vs Ang Probinsyano Over Photo Controversy

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Dingdong Dantes was ‘offended and deeply hurt’ by what Ang Probinsyano did. (GMA Network)

On Monday, Kapuso actor Dingdong Dantes revealed that he has written to Ang Probinsyano over the unauthorized use of his family’s photos. Dantes said he was ‘offended and deeply hurt’ by what Ang Probinsyano did.

The controversy arose after fans noticed that Ang Probinsyano used the wedding photo of Dingdong and Marian and altered with the faces of its characters. It also emerged that that wasn’t the first time Ang Probinsyano did it.

Fan page Donyanatics revealed a photo from Baby Zia Dantes’ baptism was also altered by the ABS CBN drama series for its November 2017 episode.

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How Ang Probinsyano used Dingdong and Marian’s wedding photo. (Dongyanatics/Team Dantes/ABS CBN)


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Here’s the other one. (ABS CBN)

“Last week, the DongYanatics has brought to my attention that photos of our family were used and altered for a primetime television show,” Dingdong told his followers via his Facebook page. 

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“A letter has already been forwarded to the production team of Ang Probinsyano. This was done, in good faith, to express my dismay and deep concern,” Dantes added.

“Courtesy and fair practice must always be observed especially in an established industry like ours. But whether or not it is done within the entertainment sector, we should always be reminded of the basic etiquette for online photo use and sharing that includes asking permission and/or citing sources.”

Dingdong then posted an excerpt of his letter to Ang Probinsyano:

“I appreciate that you found artistic inspiration from the original photos. Unfortunately, there is the inescapable consequence that legal and moral rights were violated here. And as you may very well be aware of, established industry practice is against such act as it amounts to disrespect. Worst of all, as a father and husband, I cannot help but feel offended and deeply hurt by such actions, which happened not just once, but twice. Basic rules of courtesy in this case dictate that you first secure permission from the photographer and my Family.”

ABS CBN, Dreamscape Entertainment and Ang Probinsyano have been quiet about the issue since it erupted last week.

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