Lea Salonga posts about ‘kababawan’ in Twitter; netizens react

By , on September 28, 2015

Lea Salonga (Photo from Salonga's official Facebook page)
Lea Salonga (Photo from Salonga’s official Facebook page)

MANILA – Singer-actress Lea Salonga’s recent Twitter post on ‘kababawan’ (shallowness) earned the ire of several netizens who reacted negatively.

Lea’ controversial post read, ‘Okay lang sa akin ang kababawan, pero hanggang doon na lamang ba tayo?’ (Shallowness is okay for me, but is that all we desire?) She also placed the hashtag ‘NagtatanongLangPo’ (JustAsking) in the said post.

Not mentioning anything particular in her Twitter post, the singer later on clarified that she was not pertaining to the popular loveteam ‘AlDub’ in her post over the weekend.

Netizens, however, assumed that that she was referring to the AlDub phenomenon, where millions of Filipinos have become fans of Alden Richards and Yaya Dub’s (Maine Mendoza) loveteam in Eat Bulaga’s kalyeserye segment.

Other Twitter users, on the other hand, defended the actress, saying that she did not mention anything about ‘AlDub’ in her Twitter post.

Meanwhile, Eat Bulaga mainstay host Joey de Leon also reacted to Lea’s controversial post, saying ‘Hindi naman pala daw AlDub pinatatamaan ni Lea. Baka naman ‘yung kabila? Nagtatanong lang po.’ (So Lea’s not pertaining to AlDub after all. [She] may be referring to the other show? Just asking.)