Lea Salonga and Joey De Leon End Twitter feud

Award-winning Broadway actress Lea Salonga recently received backlash from Filipino netizens due to her “kababawan” [Translation: shallowness] tweet as fans linked the said post to Eat Bulaga’s popular split-screen love team AlDub. The tweet said: “Okay lang sa akin ang kababawan, pero hanggang doon na lamang ba tayo? #NagtatanongLangPo” [Translation: “I don’t mind shallowness, but is that all we’re ever going to be? #JustAsking”]

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Comedian Joey de Leon even indirectly countered on Twitter: “O, para matapos na itong mga pagtatalo. Mabuti na ang MABABAW kaysa MABABA! Ayos?” [Translation: “To end this: it’s better to be shallow than low. How does that sound?”]

Joey on Aldub

The actress, however, immediately made it clear that her post was not about the pair, saying: “Uhmmm… I have no idea what’s going on. Why did people assume I was tweeting about AlDub? I wasn’t. I don’t know about it. So why the hate?”

Lea Salonga Aldub

The Eat Bulaga host then posted on Twitter: “Hindi naman pala daw AlDub pinatatamaan ni Lea,” [Translation: “Apparently, Lea wasn’t talking about AlDub.”], to which the The Voice of the Philippines host responded: “Hi, Tito Joey, I’ll take this to mean that you’re at least giving me the benefit of the doubt. For that, thank you very much.”

Lea and Joey Aldub

After the clarification, Joey replied: “Hi Lea, no worries. Wala na ‘yon! Magsimula na lang tayong lahat ng A WHOLE NEW WORLD! Mabuhay ka!” [Translation: “It’s over now. Let’s start a whole new world.”], thus ending their Twitter exchange.

Joey and Lea

What do you guys think? Do you agree with Lea Salonga or Joey de Leon? We’d like to hear your thoughts below!






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