Joey de Leon responds to critics about tweets allegedly about Vice Ganda
MANILA, Philippines – Joey de Leon addressed comments from his followers on Twitter that said he was referring to comedian Vice Ganda in his tweets last October 28.
In his October 28 tweets, he said that careers shouldn't be rushed, and that only a horse's career is rushed. Horses' careers, he said, are over immediately.
Like LOVE, ang CAREER ay hindi minamadali. Ang minamadali lang na karera ay sa KABAYO! #ALDUBKeyToForever— Joey de Leon (@AngPoetNyo) October 27, 2015
(Like love, careers shouldn't be rushed. The only race that is rushed is a horse.)
I repeat, wag madaliin ang career. Treat it like LOVE. Wag itulad sa karera ng KABAYO, tapos agad! #ALDUBKeyToForever— Joey de Leon (@AngPoetNyo) October 27, 2015
(I repeat, don't rush your career. Treat it like love. Don't treat it like the career/race of a horse, which is over immediately.)
People took the "horse" in question to be a referrence to Vice Ganda. Vice played Peter in the 2007 remake of the movie Petrang Kabayo, where the character turned into a horse whenever he got mad.
On October 29, Joey responded to people who called him out on throwing shade at Vice, with a series of tweets, starting with a tweet that said that "people who don't understand you will always stand under you."
PEOPLE WHO DON'T UNDERSTAND WILL ALWAYS STAND UNDER YOU. #ALBUB15thWeeksary— Joey de Leon (@AngPoetNyo) October 29, 2015
He followed it up with several lines of wordplay, implying that people shouldn't pick fights they can't handle, and that the criticism he received shouldn't be dignified with replies.
Pato, pato sa putik...wag lumapit nang walang tilamsik! Kung kayo'y hantik, ibahin ang lintik! (Madalumat kaya nila?) #ALDUB15thWeeksary— Joey de Leon (@AngPoetNyo) October 29, 2015
Bato, bato sa langit...ang maiputan wag magalit. At kung kayo'y magalit, pinatula'y sinlaki lang ng pipit!( kaya na?) #ALDUB15thWeeksary— Joey de Leon (@AngPoetNyo) October 29, 2015
Masarap maglaro sa ulan ngunit mas masarap ambon paglaruan. (Kaya nyo na siguro yan) #ALDUB15thWeeksary— Joey de Leon (@AngPoetNyo) October 29, 2015
Ang dila ko ay hindi sa iyo kaya hindi mo alam ang panlasa ko. Kaya wag mapaitan kung hindi sa inyo! (Arok?) #ALDUB15thWeeksary— Joey de Leon (@AngPoetNyo) October 29, 2015
He ended by saying that it was the commenters who implied that he was referring to Vice.
Finally, HINDI ko tinatawag na hayop ang isang tao kung sya ay TAO. KAYO nagpahiwatig nito. Sino ngayon walang respeto?#ALDUB15thWeeksary— Joey de Leon (@AngPoetNyo) October 29, 2015
(Finally, I don't call a person an animal if he's a person. You're the one who gave that meaning. So who's not respectful now?)
Vice is also one of the hosts of It's Showtime, a noontime show that is aired on the rival network of the show that Joey co-hosts, Eat Bulaga. Last week, Vice clarified that the two shows are not rivals, but only provide "alternative entertainment." Vice also admitted that Showtime can't beat Eat Bulaga, and that they look up to the long-running show.
Eat Bulaga has become more popular than ever, following the success of the tandem of Yaya Dub (Maine Mendoza) and Alden Richards, better known as AlDub. (READ: #AlDub: The fun tandem of Alden Richards and 'Yaya Dub') – Rappler.com