KEAN CIPRIANO Speaks Up Following Backlash Received From COVID-19 Tweet

Brianne Constantino

Posted at March 17, 2020

Netizens criticized Kean Cipriano after he aired his stance on the current coronavirus pandemic.


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In a tweet, the O/C Records head shared his sentiments regarding the outbreak in a post: "Ang pera, kayang kitain. Ang trabaho ay nahahanap, napapalitan. ANG BUHAY AY IISA LANG. We’re talking about humanity here. Paano tayo makakapagtrabaho at kikita ng pera kung buong Pilipinas may Covid-19. This is just temporary. Magtulungan tayo and we’ll make it through."

The tweet was met with tremendous backlash from people who mistook his message. A lot of them even called the Callalily singer "privileged."

Kean then took to social media once again to explain his side, clarifying that he meant no harm with his initial statement: "Wala akong masamang intensyon. All I'm saying is, let's stay home for now. Ngayon na kumakalat ang virus."

He added: "I'm not saying na wag ka magtrabaho.. o palitan ang trabaho. Syempre kailangan magtrabaho. Pero ngayon, wag muna. Kasi nga may virus."


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In the end, Kean said he understands that people have differing opinions regarding the matter but insinuated that now's the time for peace and unity: "Sa panahon na 'to, ang kailangan natin magtulungan at magkaisa. Hindi magpilosopohan o maghanap ng butas sa kapwa."

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