Lea Salonga on Anne Curtis: "I'm not sure that she should make a career out of singing but I thinknaman she... In reality, she knows what she is. She knows who she is. And I think she just basically let out a wish and somebody made it come true. I thought it was really cute. I didn't get to see the concert. But everybody that I know that went there had a lot of fun."

 

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"And it's really cool that a lot of people wanted to support her and... 

"But yeah, I'm not sure that she should make a career out of singing but I thinknaman she...

"In reality, she knows what she is. She knows who she is. And I think she just basically let out a wish and somebody made it come true. 

"I thought it was really cute. I didn't get to see the concert. But everybody that I know that went there had a lot of fun."

LEA'S TWEETS. Pagkatapos lumabas ng apology at full transcript ng interview niya sa InterAksyon ay nagbigay ng pahayag si Lea sa kanyang Twitter account.

Dito ay muli niyang iginiit na hindi niya ininsulto o inatake si Anne.

Ito ang magkakasunod na tweets ni Lea noon ding February 12:  

"A full transcript of an interview answer I gave today has just been posted. I didn't diss or attack @annecurtissmith directly...

...but I have strong opinions about off-key singers. Anne herself doesn't identify as a singer. I respect that and said so today.

"So before anyone decides to launch an attack because of what I said, which I stand by, find out exactly what I said in full, and in context.

"There are people calling themselves singers without the talent to justify it, taking away business from those that rightly deserve it.

"That is what burns me, and is insulting to all singer-craftsmen, gifted artists that work so hard and need to be heard and patronized."

HATE CAMPAIGN. Sa kabila ng paglilinaw ng news portal ng TV5 at  mga pahayag ni Lea tungkol sa isyu, patuloy pa rin ang pambabatikos na natatanggap ng international singer sa ilang tabloids at maging sa social networking sites.

Ito ang dahilan kung bakit panay ang gamit ni Lea ngayon ng "block button" sa kanyang Twitter account.

Aniya sa Twitter, "No actually, I've been getting cussed out by total strangers in the last couple of days, so I got curious. Block button's busy."