MEANWHILE, “The Voice Kids” winner Darren Espanto felt offended when his runner-up JK Labajo tweeted in his account that Darren is “gayness at its finest” on October 19. JK said he never made such a tweet and someone just hacked his Twitter account. But Darren won’t believe him, saying: “Dinelete ng hacker mo 'yung tweet after kausapin ka ng management. Pag nahanap mo 'yung hacker mo, puntahan nyo ako para malaman nyo kung sino ang totoong bakla.”
There are other messages but Darren later on apologized for using the word bakla, saying: “I didn’t mean to use the word 'bakla' as a derogatory term. I’m sorry if this has offended anyone. And to the people who say I have “fragile masculinity”, I’ve been bashed with this since I was in ‘The Voice Kids’ (I was 12) pero wala kayong narinig. I’m 17 now, kakapagod na rin.”
For JK, he adds: ““Hindi ako lalaban sa’yo pagdating sa bastusan kasi alam ko naman na bastos ka gaya ng sabi mo. 'Wag mo rin sasabihin na tinuring mo akong kapatid nung ‘The Voice’ kasi ang plastic nun. Sa korte na’lang tayo magkita kung di ka masyadong busy.”
Since the parties concerned chose to bring their issues via social media, expect the gossip-hungry public to further feast on them. And let’s all hope that it will somehow help forward their careers and popularity.