CHITO MIRANDA Defends K-Pop Fans: "Kanya-Kanyang Trip Lang 'Yan"
Karen Jane Ng
Chito Miranda, obviously a strong advocate of the local music scene, is here to defend supporters of K-Pop as well!
In his recent Instagram post highlighting that "OPM is not dead", fans echoed the same sentiments with some turning to attack Pinoy K-Pop lovers. "Solid pa din ang OPM. Yung mga ayaw maniwala, nilamon na ng KPOP," one commented.
But the Parokya Ni Edgar vocalist urged them to respect all kinds of music saying, "Kung apektado ka sa Kpop, then you are focusing on the wrong things. Ako trip na trip ko Kpop and walang masama tumangkilik ng Kpop." It was in 2013 when Chito first admitted that he loves girl groups like Girls' Generation, 2NE1 and Sistar.
Meanwhile, another online user criticized the foreign language. "Ayus (sana) KPOP kung naiintindihan mo yung kanta kaso marami sa mga tao nakikiuso (lang)! (Dapat) mahalin ang sariling atin. #opm da best!"
Mabuhay ang OPM! Rakenrol🤘🏻😎 We get paid to do what we love doing, without having anyone to tell us what to do. OPM is not dead. It simply evolved into something bigger and better. It has grown into something that is no longer dependent on mainstream media, at dahil dun, wala nang paki ang mga banda kung papatok ba sa masa o hindi yung mga kanta nila. Ang priority nalang ng mga banda ngayon ay ang gumawa ng magagandang kanta na sang-ayon sa trip nila regardless kung sisikat o hindi. And obviously, sa dami ng fans ng mga bagong banda, mukhang nagwowork naman yung ginagawa nila. Dec Ave, Ben&Ben, Gracenote, I Belong To The Zoo, IV of Spades, Autotelic, Silent Sanctuary, Franco, Udub, UDD, etc...these bands fill up stadiums and school gyms by simply creating and playing their own songs without having the need to be seen on tv. If you think OPM is dead, I'm sorry pero nastuck ka lang talaga siguro sa mundo na nakasanayan mo...kasi sa mundo namin, buhay na buhay ang OPM. At tulad ng mga nanood sa gig namin ng Dec Ave at ni Shanti Dope sa Bulacan kagabi, mukhang hindi rin sila naniniwala na OPM is dead.
Chito responded, "Bakit yung butchikik ng Yoyoy Villame din (hindi) ko naintindihan pero na-enjoy ko naman haha! Pwede mo ma-enjoy ang kanta kahit 'di mo maintindihan yung lyrics."
"Kanya kanyang trip lang 'yan," he added.
Hands down to Chito Miranda, one of the well known vocalists here in Philippines. 👏— — (@kthoes) January 18, 2019
Again fellow citizens, being a KPOP lover doesn't mean you hate OPM. After all, respecting each other's music preferences isn't that hard. Remember: Don't judge the song by its language. pic.twitter.com/VMZRYzKTZx