Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Charice: 'Mahal ba ako ng sarili kong bansa?'

Read this from ABS-CBN news: Charice Pempengco expressed doubt as to whether Filipinos are truly proud of her after earning international recognition over the years.

The 22-year-old singer took to Instagram on Monday to lament the "bullying" she has received time and again from Filipino viewers despite her achievements on the international stage.

Since she debuted on American television in 2007, Charice has gone on tour with Canadian composer David Foster, released albums internationally, nabbed a guest role in the TV musical "Glee," and appeared in the comedy movie "Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squekquel," among others.

Despite these achievements, according to Charice, Filipino viewers tend to dwell on her supposed shortcomings and continue to criticize her for her looks, her personal life, and more recently, her sexuality.

I was like, what? Does the world owe you anything Mr/Ms Pempengco?? I don't really care about her hurt feelings. As far as I'm concerned I don't give a damn about her sexual preference. Well, I am continually disturbed with the drastic transition but so be it. But recently she's been behaving like a spoiled brat expecting everybody to nurse her boo-boo. Wtf?? The international audience loves you, and that's supposed to be more than enough. You know the international audience lauds people who come out of their darkest, most scary closets. It's a lot easier for you to get their acceptance and admiration. Filipinos are more conservative. Not everybody will like the idea of you transforming from a sweet, charming lady with nice locks bouncing when she belts her powerful notes, into a confused looking individual, noodle-hair, ultra confident stranger. Filipinos are slow to absorb that, with the people's conservatism. Accept that. And stop fretting.

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