Lea Salonga replies to basher over Miss Universe judging stint

MANILA, Philippines – The failure of MJ Lastimosa to become one of the top five finalists in the recently concluded Miss Universe beauty pageant was not taken well by some netizens and criticized boxer-politician Manny Pacquiao who was one of the judges. However, one social media user directed his hate not only to Manny but also to Broadway star  Lea Salonga, who was invited to judge the prestigious pageant back in 2011.

(Photo Credit:  PEP PH)
(Photo Credit: PEP PH)

A twitter user with the user name Gene reposted a message of another social media user named Phil. Phil’s post contains curses directed towards Lea Salonga, who was one of the judges during the 2011 Miss Universe beauty pageant wherein our representative, Shamcey Supsup placed 3rd runner-up,  and to Manny Pacquiao, who was one of the judges for this year’s pageant wherein our representative, MJ Lastimosa failed to enter the top five. The twitter user tagged Lea and Manny in the post which reads, “Hahahahaha. @MannyPacquiao at @MsLeaSalonga !! Ewan ko na lang sa inyo. Hahahahaha.”

The tweet caught the attention of the The Voice of the Philippines coach and she even tagged Manny Pacquiao in her response to Gene.

Lea, who is known to defend herself over social media bashers posted a tweet which reads, “@geneyulo @MannyPacquiao Sampu kaming judge. Kahit if I put Philippines 1st, if everyone else places her last, wala na. Haaaay common sense” (There are ten judges so even if I put Philippines first if everyone else places her last, there’s nothing we could do. Common sense.)

After Lea’s response, @geneyulo replied that he has no bad intention or whatsoever behind his tweet. He said he only shared someone’s post, nothing more.

“I dont have any guilt coz it’s not even my post and i ddnt post any nega on my caption. Hahaha. @MsLeaSalonga”