- Two contestants in “Idol Philippines” were bashed heavily on social media
- This is after they reportedly “mocked” James Reid
- The said amateur singers explained their side through a series of posts
Two contestants in “Idol Philippines” finally aired their side after getting criticized heavily on social media for reportedly mocking James Reid.
KAMI learned that it was Lance Busa and Matty Juniosa who defended themselves from the harsh words that they received from “JaDine” fans.
The issue started when a video circulated online, capturing how the said contestants laughed at DJ Rico’s controversial statement about James as a judge in the show.
“I turned on the television on my ABS-CBN TV Plus, and there you are! James Reid telling you how to sing…” the radio personality told Lucas.
While saying this line, the two contestants were spotted laughing, which prompted a lot of social media users to air strong words against them and the DJ.
“The sarcastic laugh doesn’t show respect dude. I’m so disappointed,” a netizen commented.
Because of this, Lance and Matty decided to speak up and explain what truly happened in that controversial video.
The former stated that he was really surprised because of what DJ Rico said and he even made an “X” sign, which was not shown in the video, to show his disagreement.
“I did not support it all po, but sadly it wasn’t caught and there is no proof of me showing that. I really would like to apologize for how you saw my reaction on the video,” he wrote.
Meanwhile, Matty reasoned out that he got caught-off-guard because of the radio personality’s statement about the famous actor.
He also stressed that he respects James as an artist and they are in good terms now despite the heavy issue.
“To clarify lang we were all caught off guard with the joke and I laughed not out of mockery to James but because of my disbelief na may ganung shade na joke…” he explained.
“Plus we’re all in good terms and have high respect for each other, moreover, high respect for any artist!” he added.
In a previous article by KAMI, Bituin Escalante explained her controversial tweet about 3 “Idol Philippines” judges.
James Reid is a prominent actor in the Philippines who rose to fame after becoming the grand winner in the previous season of “Pinoy Big Brother.”
Before the start of “Idol Philippines,” he was questioned for his capability to serve as one of the judges in a singing competition.
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