Every time I read newspaper, I normally don't give much attention to headlines other than the bannerhead. After the bannerhead, I go straight to the sports page and, if there's an interesting trending topic, the entertainment page. Unless, of course, I find the day so drab that leafing through pages of books, periodicals and magazines is the only thing to do.

But for some forces of bad luck, last Sunday was different. I didn't know if it's the coffee or the bread, but I mysteriously came across an article, or a poem---no, an article (or whatever piece of “shitlit” you may call it)---which occupied the shamelessly spacious column entitled “Me, Starzan” in the entertainment section of the broadsheet Philippine Star. Guess who the writer (“the powet”) is? It's Joey de Leon.

After reading the first paragraph of his “powetic” article, I was nearly tempted to relegate it to trash where its “kinds” really belonged. His corn farm was really killing me. But for some good vibes surrounding the beautiful Sunday morning, I managed to give it the benefit of the doubt; after all, it was the great Joey de Leon writing here. Perhaps there were some sense to his powetic article than I first gave him credit for.

It turned out that Joey de Leon's article is really what I suspected it was. What a crab! I regretted reading it. He thinks that the world is not yet fed up of his corny knock-knock type of jokes he mindlessly picks up from his Iskul Bukol days; he seriously believes he can also leave a legacy in print. In his column's article tastelessly entitled 'Michael-Likot At In-Jackson' (Philippine Star, July 5, 2009), I believe that a portion of his “powetic” article was referring to Charice Pempengco, the wonder girl who sang her way to international stardom. Here's the excerpt:

At marami na naman ang gustong pumapel,
Kesyo close daw sila sa nasirang si Michael,
Kahit ano nga ngayon pwede nating i-tell,
Favorite nga ni Jacko noon ay Dyesebel!

Meron pa daw biglang naging idol s’ya,
Mabubuking mo dahil iba mga kanta,
Laging birit Beyoncé, Celine at Mariah,
Nang bumigay si MJ, umiba ang gaga.

Tigilan na nuno ng kasinungalingan,
Kesyo kinukuha raw para sa one-on-one
Nila ni Michael Jackson gagawin sa London,
Beat it! That is Bad, puro kayo ka-cheap-an.


You've got to read between the lines. From what has been going on recently, Joey de Leon was obviously talking about Charice here. It had been reported that Charice was supposed to join the late Michael Jackson for his comeback world tour at the Oz Arena in London. As she recalled it herself, she was attending a private party of Warner Brothers when Jackson’s lawyer approached her and told her that Jackson hand-picked her to be one of his special guests in the series of concerts where they would do a “showdown.” MJ had reportedly stumbled on her in Youtube singing “Billie Jean” while doing the famous moonwalk.

Give us a break, man. Why pick on the talented kid when there are more hullabaloo going on around your backyard? Couldn't you find some nice topic to talk about that you now seem to share Freddie Aguilar's warped view of nationalism (who indirectly called Charice and Arnel Pineda “monkeys”)? Where's your wisdom after decades of learning from your past? My father and uncle idolize you, but I'm telling you, they will really get disappointed after reading this.

Admittedly, there are some “truth” to what he said about people trying to get a share of the spotlight from the death of MJ; the generalization is valid, but to specifically attack Charice in a subliminal way is different. If Joey de Leon had only the time to press his keyboards and research over the Internet, he would have seen it for himself that the little girl had been singing and dancing MJ's songs even before his death. In fact, in Korea, where she was first thrust into instant popularity, she wowed the Korean audience by dancing ala-MJ, doing the moonwalk and robot moves, right after mesmerizing them with her mind-blowing rendition of “And I Am Telling You I'm Not Going.” You see, man, it's not all 'ka-cheapan' as you said it was. Performing with Michael in a world tour is a far-fetched dream for many American singers, let alone for Filipinos. Who wouldn't be proud and elated to be given a chance to perform with the King of Pop?

Joey de Leon's article would have been better off praising our very own talents who have done tremendous job of putting our country back on the map of entertainment world. Unfortunately, this guy wasted his time putting people down. There are many "users" in the world of showbiz who ride on the popularity of one person or event. Which I believe is true, but one should have at least exercised caution in referring to such persons. Filipinos are not stupid.

But come to think of it, Joey de Leon actually used the death of Michael Jackson to fill out his pathetic column, too!

Who's riding on MJ's death? Who's cheaper then?
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26 comments:

yatot said...

oh well... an inggitero is always an inggitero... sabi nga nila, kung wala ka man lang sasabihing maganda... huwag mo n lng sabihin... but then again... joey de leon is joey de leon... but who cares about that! he's just a mere forgotten tv host who did not have nice things to say to his kapwa... pathetic are those who keep anger inside... and pathetic are those who mentality is still a crab these days! what a sore loser!

Jul 7, 2009, 5:40:00 PM  
april said...

never liked joey de leon.

i still remember him saying something like "mukhang pera" si toni gonzaga when she left gma for abs. eh syempre naman kung ikaw ang artista don ka na kung saan ka mas kikita di ba? saka san ba sumikat si toni?

parang minsan hindi na nya iniisip yung mga sinasabi nya.

Jul 9, 2009, 10:30:00 AM  
Diwatang Bakla said...

What a load of crap. Picking on a kid when you're singing brain-drain degrading songs like "Ispageti" with the Sex Bomb dancers.

Mind if I link your page, friend? I want to post my thoughts on my blog in multiply.

Jul 9, 2009, 4:12:00 PM  
Nutty Boy said...

Yup, you can link it. ^_^.

I don't know what's happening to Joey. Ok pa naman siya sa akin before. I guess tumatanda na talaga siya at hindi niya matanggal ang habit ng pagkimkim ng sama ng loob. Until now, he harbors deep grudges against ABS-CBN, kaya anuman ang gawin nila, kahit yung mga wlang kinalamang talent e tinitira niya na...

Jul 10, 2009, 8:41:00 AM  
Anonymous said...

Joey messed up on this, big time!

Jul 10, 2009, 7:45:00 PM  
Anonymous said...

joey de leon is definitely a very jealous asshole, a bully picking on a very young girl.joey cannot stand the fact that charice has gained a lot of achievements at a very tender years.joey's fame and fortune was achieved when he was old through dirty contributions using media.he may also be frustrated for not being a part of charice's life (it's a good thing though cause charice might end up being raped like Pepsi Paloma)

Jul 11, 2009, 4:56:00 AM  
Anonymous said...

I never like joey de leon ever since. his jokes are sic!!!!I always tell my kids when we were still in P.I.not to watch garbage noontine show EAT BULAGA.for me joey de leon is the no.1 contributor of rubbish talk, bad mouth asshole in the Philippines.Imagine watching him in a question and answer portion of a beauty contest whose participants are 7,8 or 10 years old? asking these poor kids a lot of stupid questions meant for adults.I mean what kind of a person is he? I'm not surprise on what he wrote about charice cause for me he really is stupid he can never outgrow that stupidity. it's going to be with him forever.

Jul 11, 2009, 5:14:00 AM  
venus said...

at the height of his ignorance.
a disgrace in the society. with all due respect to everyone reading this, joey de leon's unwanted comments are really a cry for help. this guy is some pathetic, ignorant, bastard that actually hangs on to everything for as long as he can be talked about.

Jul 11, 2009, 12:40:00 PM  
ChinGonzalvez said...

These two men are obviously riding on the Arnel and Charice bandwagon just to have a share of the publicity.

Freddie just opened a bar; Joey's gag shows are probably not doing well. Dime a dozen.

I read another blog that shares your views also. Pretty loaded like this one: http://krvilla.blogspot.com/2009/07/chips-on-their-shoulders.html It's good to read opinions like yours.

CG

Jul 11, 2009, 1:18:00 PM  
Anonymous said...

hmmm.crab mentality tsk tsk tsk.yeah he comments on talented pinoys making great strides abroad while he composes and sings no brainer songs.hmmm.if the "masa" (that includes me..ahem) can read his article then most probably he will be one of the most hated person...as for freddie.anak...and then what?wala na...sour graping lang...actually if i imagine a monkey...i see his face...God bless Charice and Arnel..you make us proud.

Jul 13, 2009, 12:04:00 PM  
xen_chin said...

joey de leon is a good example of a crab mentality attitude of a filipino.you are old enough grandfather joey.you should behave now.your days are already numbered instead you ask forgiveness to God fr all your sins.

Jul 17, 2009, 10:36:00 AM  
angeline said...

parang tayo rin nakikisakay sa issue na pang-showbiz. Hayaan na natin sila, yung mga galit kay mr joey,wag na lang patulan kasi pinapasikat pa natin siya eh. Live and let live ika nga.

Jul 18, 2009, 12:12:00 AM  
angeline said...

parang tayo rin nakikisakay sa issue na pang-showbiz. Hayaan na natin sila, yung mga galit kay mr joey,wag na lang patulan kasi pinapasikat pa natin siya eh. Live and let live ika nga.

Jul 18, 2009, 12:52:00 AM  
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Jul 23, 2009, 12:18:00 AM  
misz.yszah said...

he really dont respect charice sa mga sinasabi nya.. and to think na mas malaking artista na ngaun si charice.. hndi mn lang nya naisip na ang tinira nya is mga kaedad ng mga apo nya.. watta loserrr joey de leon! i dont like that bastard tooo.. pabigat lang sya sa pinoy showbiz.. mas gusto ko pa si vic sotto than him.. anyways.. i understand.. as what they say..
LOOSSEERRR IS ALWAYS A LOOSSEERR!!
get a life joey de leoooonn!!!!!

Jul 23, 2009, 5:24:00 AM  
Anonymous said...

c'mon guys, one time or another you laugh your hearts out with Joey De Leon's wittycism. Mahirap pigilin ang pagtawa, baka kayo mautot hala kaya.

- Keempwet

Jul 30, 2009, 8:24:00 PM  
Anonymous said...

I admit I laughed to his corny jokes before, but that doesn't give him the right to attack Charice that way. It's really done in bad taste. The girl didn't do him any harm, why pick on her (even calling her "gaga")? Should that come from a 'respectable' figure in showbiz? Dahil ba taga-kabilang istasyon ang bata? Napakatanda mo na Joey para mainggit. Hindi mo na ba tanda yung sinabi ni FRANCIS MAGALONA sa kanyang rap na "Mga Kababayan"?

"Iwasan mo ang inggit,
ang sa iba'y nais mong makamit.
Dapat lang na ika'y matuwa
sa napala ng iyong kapatid.
Ibig kong ipabatid na
lahat tayo'y magkapit-bisig"

Jul 31, 2009, 8:15:00 AM  
Pepe Alas said...

It's useless. Joey's getting rudely senile.

Sep 1, 2009, 5:32:00 AM  
minzy_akaARS said...

my teacher said that an educated person knows how to control his/her emotions, such as anger and jealosy..tsktsk! i expected mr. joey de leon to act like an educated one, but...thats a big BUT !!! he seems to UNEDUCATED one!! hehe,, sorry po for my comment, its true naman eh..

Sep 1, 2009, 8:39:00 PM  
Anonymous said...

He made a fuss about charice for him to be noticed..... that's life old timer, when your outdated then you are outdated, face it! Still, bad publicity is still publicity. This is what he wants, I must say. Pero payo lang po kay Joey de Leon, kung gusto mo po pahayag ng negatibong kumento, sabihin mo yun sa karapatdapat na pagbigayan nun hindi sa taong napagdiskitahan mo lang. Mag-ingat po sa susunod sa mga sinasabi natin kasi nakikita dun kung sino ka talaga....

Sep 7, 2009, 2:36:00 AM  
Anonymous said...

He made a fuss about charice for him to be noticed..... that's life old timer, when your outdated then you are outdated, face it! Still, bad publicity is still publicity. This is what he wants, I must say. Pero payo lang po kay Joey de Leon, kung gusto mo po pahayag ng negatibong kumento, sabihin mo yun sa karapatdapat na pagbigayan nun hindi sa taong napagdiskitahan mo lang. Mag-ingat po sa susunod sa mga sinasabi natin kasi nakikita dun kung sino ka talaga....

Sep 7, 2009, 2:36:00 AM  
ROBORATS said...

I BEG TO DISAGREE. JOEY DE LEON IS A GENIUS. IN FACT, HE IS VERY CREATIVE AT IILAN LANG ANG KAGAYA NYANG MAY GANYANG LEVEL NG TALINO NA GINAGAMIT SA WIT. REGARDLESS OF HIS OPINION, I THINK IF YOU ARE NOT OF HIS STANDARD, I AM VERY SURE YOU WILL BE AGAINST HIS WORKS.

JOEY IS WAY BETTER THAN CHARICE, AS IS FREDDIE AGUILAR, BECAUSE THEY PROVIDE THEIR OWN MATERIALS. JOEY DE LEON IS A LEGEND.

Aug 18, 2010, 5:13:00 PM  
Anonymous said...

Good sait, its very interesting//

Dec 19, 2010, 5:06:00 PM  
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Anonymous said...

i'm still searching for that poem of Joey...

i don't know if this blog of yours is still active, i have read it as it tackles about JDL...

but you can read this for ref:
http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/196354/showbiz/joey-de-leon-admits-being-a-fan-of-charice-pempengco

May 7, 2012, 7:54:00 PM  
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