Lea Salonga, Joey de Leon settle misunderstanding over ‘kababawan’ tweet

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‘I'll take this to mean that you're at least giving me the benefit of the doubt. For that, thank you very much,’ Lea tweets Joey

NO HARD FEELINGS. Lea Salonga and Joey de Leon have kiss and made up following the misunderstanding over Lea's 'kababawan' tweet.' File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Instagram/@angpoetnyo

MANILA, Philippines – Broadway star Lea Salonga and Eat Bulaga host Joey de Leon have kissed and made up following the uproar over Lea’s “kababawan” tweet.

Joey and Lea exchanged tweets on Thursday, October 1, finally closing the issue.

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”><a href=”https://twitter.com/AngPoetNyo”>@AngPoetNyo</a> Hi, Tito Joey, I&#39;ll take this to mean that you&#39;re at least giving me the benefit of the doubt. For that, thank you very much.</p>&mdash; Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) <a href=”https://twitter.com/MsLeaSalonga/status/649423642577764353″>October 1, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Joey also posted this after Lea answered him.

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”en” dir=”ltr”><a href=”https://twitter.com/AngPoetNyo”>@AngPoetNyo</a> Same to you!!! My best to everyone in EB Land!!!</p>&mdash; Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) <a href=”https://twitter.com/MsLeaSalonga/status/649456231313240064″>October 1, 2015</a></blockquote>
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Last September 26, Lea’s tweet about being shallow drew strong reactions from social media, with many accusing her of hitting the AlDub tandem composed of Alden Richards and maine “Yaya Dub” Mendoza. At the time, AlDub’s most recent episode, featuring a visit from Alden to Lola Nidora’s mansion to court Yaya, was the most talked about topic on Twitter. The topic has generated over 25 million tweets.

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”tl” dir=”ltr”>Okay lang sa akin ang kababawan, pero hanggang doon na lamang ba tayo? <a href=”https://twitter.com/hashtag/NagtatanongLangPo?src=hash”>#NagtatanongLangPo</a></p>&mdash; Lea Salonga (@MsLeaSalonga) <a href=”https://twitter.com/MsLeaSalonga/status/647624964821098496″>September 26, 2015</a></blockquote>
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After Lea clarified her tweet, Joey took to Twitter to address the issue. In the end, he said it would be better to enjoy the show. 

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<blockquote class=”twitter-tweet” lang=”en”><p lang=”tl” dir=”ltr”>Tama na yang pagtatalo. Magkakapatid tayo. Paliwanagan lang yan. Maliwanag na 25.6 million &#39;di ba? Okay, PEACE, este PIECE, maliit na bagay.</p>&mdash; Joey de Leon (@AngPoetNyo) <a href=”https://twitter.com/AngPoetNyo/status/647987300450766848″>September 27, 2015</a></blockquote>
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The AlDub tandem was born out of Eat Bulaga’s “Juan For All, All For Juan” segment, where the characters Alden and Yaya Dub are in love, but kept apart by Yaya’s boss, Lola Nidora. Their tandem has become a big hit, with recent episodes seeing Yaya Dub and Alden going out on their first date and having their first photos together. – Rappler.com