- Lea Salonga has taken to Twitter and recounted an incident concerning some Pinoy fans, other than the ones who entered her dressing room
- She narrated how a number of Filipinos argued with ushers who were not of Pinoy-Asian descent
- The renowned singer then told them that the usher was simply doing her job
- Lea said that she felt embarrassed and sad that such a thing would have to happen back then
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Lea Salonga took to Twitter and shared an embarrassing experience that happened in 2018 involving Filipinos.
It was during "Pinoy Night at Once on this Island," and Lea recalled how some Filipinos behaved towards an usher who was not of Pinoy-Asian descent.
According to Lea, there was a rule that was meant to be carried out by ushers, wherein there must not be a taking of photos before the show.
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However, when it was her time to walk out on the set, there were some Pinoy audience who were arguing with the usher, and Lea even told them that she was just doing her job.
"All the ushers were thus instructed to enforce this rule. If you saw a camera, approach and remind."
"So, back to Pinoy Night. It came my time to walk out onto the set for my bit in the pre show. Right as I left the backstage area, I saw some audience members arguing with an usher (of non-Pinoy Asian descent). I yelled in their direction: “She is just doing her job!”
"Then they tried to state their case, at which point I shook my head and headed to the sand/stage. My friends could hear what was going on: “Akala mo kung sino na, eh kapwa pa naman natin siya.” And as folks were exiting after the show, “O, ayan na siya, ayan na siya.”"
Lea admitted feeling sad and later said that the "siya" they were referring to was the usher.
"Oh shoot, I misspoke. The actual quote (my one friend that was there reminded me) was thus: “Akala mo kung sino ka, usher ka lang!” My other friend, normally super mild-mannered, whipped her head to them and said, “Really?????”
"The “siya” they were referring to was the usher."
Maria Lea Carmen Imutan Salonga is an award-winning international singer and actress. She became known around the world when she got the role of 'Kim' in the musical Miss Saigon for which she won a Tony Award. She is also the first Asian woman to get this award. Lea is also known for being the singing voice of several Disney Princess characters, Jasmine and Mulan.
She also took to Twitter and addressed the claims of the fans who went to her dressing room for a picture. One of the fans explained that her friend named G. Tongi was among the producers of "Here Lies Love." In a tweet, Lea responded to a netizen where she said that she checked in with G, and the latter said that she does not know them and that security measures have already been tightened
The singer, in a post, lamented the proliferation of rude people on social media. The internationally-acclaimed and multi-awarded singer and actress said that one can get this feeling when reading the “comments section of certain posts.” She said some of the comments reveal one’s “character or lack thereof,” adding that there were some who are disrespectful and felt entitled. Lea, however, still expressed her gratitude that not all people on social media are like that.
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