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Chito Miranda on K-pop getting hate from OPM fans: ‘Bakit kayo galit sa trip ng iba?’

Image: Instagram/@chitomirandajr

Parokya Ni Edgar frontman Chito Miranda defended Filipino K-pop fans from negative comments over the recently released local charts under Spotify Wrapped.

After one netizen hurled expletives at fans of South Korean groups Blackpink and BTS and called them names through a Facebook comment, Miranda could not help but set things straight.

“Ako trip ko sila. Sobrang galing kaya nila. Kung ‘di mo sila trip, oks lang naman. Ang ‘di ko magets is bakit ang laki ng galit mo sa mga may trip sa kanila hehe!” Miranda said.

(I like them. They are so good. If you do not like them, it is okay. What I do not understand is why you are so mad at those who like them hehe!)

“Peace and respect lang parekoy (only, brother). Kanya-kanyang trip lang ‘yan (We have our own preferences),” the OPM icon added.

Miranda shared a screenshot of the exchange between him and the netizen through another comment on Parokya ni Edgar’s Facebook post yesterday, Dec. 2, where he celebrated the band’s inclusion in the said charts.

“Bakit kayo galit sa trip ng iba? Kanya kanyang trip lang yan eh. ‘Wow! Di ko sila trip! Tangina lahat ng may trip sa kanila.’ Ganun ba dapat?” Miranda said.

(Why are you guys so mad at what others like? We have our own preferences. “Wow! I do not like them! F*ck all of those who like them.” Is that how it should be?)

“‘Di ba pwedeng iba trip nila sa trip mo tapos ok lang tayo lahat (Can’t people just have different preferences from yours and for all of us to get along)?” he emphasized.

This is not the first time Miranda has defended K-pop fans. In January 2019, the rockstar made an Instagram post emphasizing that “OPM is not dead.” While others supported the sentiment, some did so by attacking supporters of K-pop.

Miranda then also asked the public to respect each others’ preferences, noting that people can enjoy music even without understanding a foreign language.

Spotify Philippines’ Top OPM Artists chart this year was topped by folk-pop band Ben&Ben, followed by Moira Dela Torre, Matthaios, December Avenue and Parokya ni Edgar.

Parokya ni Edgar meanwhile took the number 8 spot in the Top Bands/Groups chart, which was again topped by Ben&Ben, followed by BTS, Blackpink, Lany, Maroon 5, Twice and December Avenue. One Direction and Hillsong Worship meanwhile claimed the number 9 and 10 spots.

“Grabe, [‘di ba]?! [Nakakaiyak] talaga! Salamat po talaga sa lahat ng patuloy na tumatangkilik sa Parokya ni Edgar!!” the band said.

(It really is something, isn’t it? This is tear-jerking! Thank you very much to those who continue to support Parokya Ni Edgar!) NVG

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TAGS: Blackpink, BTS, Chito Miranda, K-Pop, negative comments, Parokya ni Edgar, South Korean groups, trip
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