Lea Salonga Talks About Disrespectful Netizens
LEA SALONGA – Singer-actress and Broadway star Lea Salonga recently talked about disrespectful netizens.
Lea Salonga is most recognized for her performances in musicals like Les Misérables and Miss Saigon. She was the first Asian actor to get the Tony Award for her work in Miss Saigon in 1991. For the same part, she was also honored with a Laurence Olivier Award in 1990.
At the FAMAS Awards in 2005, Lea received the Golden Artist Award. Gloria Arroyo, the president at the time, even conferred on her the status of Commander of the Order of Lakandula in honor of her talents. These were only a few of the numerous accolades and prizes Lea got for her talent, which helped her become a well-known personality in music and entertainment around the world.
Just recently, Lea Salonga lamented the proliferation of rude people on social media. She used her social media account to express her sentiment to disrespectful netizens.
The internationally-acclaimed artist said that viewing the “comments section of certain posts” can give one this impression. She also questioned the real-life situations of such online commenters in light of their rudeness, disdain, and ignorance.
Near the end of her message, Lea Salonga acknowledged that there are many terrible people on social media yet she is grateful that not everyone there is rude.
“The comments section of certain posts can be very telling. They can (and do) reveal the commenters’ character, or lack thereof. The disrespect, entitlement, rudeness, ignorance and idiocy contained therein makes one wonder about their real life circumstances to make them turn out that way.”
“Marami talagang bastos sa social media. Salamat na lang at hindi lahat ng tao ganoon,” she said.
The multi-awarded singer and actress then gave a bit of advice to people who aren’t nasty and rude.
“Protektahan ang inyong puso, isip at sikmura. Yun lang po,” Lea wrote in parting.
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