Celdran's Facebook rant gives rise to #Dutertards

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Never shy about expressing his opinions, Carlos Celdran earned the ire of the supporters of Davao City Mayor and presidential aspirant Rodrigo Duterte after a recent Facebook post where he called them "Dutertards."

The portmanteau — a combination of "Duterte" and the derogatory term "retard" — was coined by Celdran in his post on Wednesday (December 9), when he said he was done with "positive campaigning."

He went on to call Duterte supporters "delusional and lazy" and ended it by challenging them to "bring the hate on."

Fuck positive campaigning. I'll just tell it like it is. You Dutertards are fucking delusional and lazy. You want...

Posted by CARLOS CELDRAN on Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Celdran has received criticism on his page after announcing that was supporting Manuel "Mar" Roxas II. He has repeatedly stated that he was not being paid for his endorsement of Roxas and that he has chosen to support the former Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) secretary in a bid for continuity.

He said: "In choosing my leader in 2016, I am going to look at the party itself (who are the people surrounding these candidates), and I will examine platforms."

In a post on November 29, Celdran expressed his dismay at receiving hateful messages and appealed to Duterte fans to keep their ranks "in order."

Trying to be as fair as I can with these aggressive Duterte fans but when I get messages like these, it's really hard to...

Posted by CARLOS CELDRAN on Saturday, November 28, 2015

As of writing, Celdran's post on Wednesday has been shared over 700 times, has gotten over 3,000 likes, and has received over 600 comments, most of them from Duterte fans who were vocal about expressing their dislike of Celdran and what he had to say about the Davao City mayor.

Meanwhile, some on social media took part on the topic and used the hashtag #dutertard.

There's a fine line between being a Duterte supporter and a #Dutertard and I see people transgressing this line constantly on my news feed.Sorry but nothing will change! #Du30ForPresident

Posted by Rave Garcia on Thursday, December 10, 2015

The Internet is a crazy place. Apparently, you can't support a certain candidate without being called a yellowtard,...

Posted by Chris Azarraga on Wednesday, December 9, 2015