Ogie Diaz humbly apologizes to Charice and her angry fans

The Entertainment Live host reacts to angry Charice fans who are calling for his termination from ABS-CBN and says he has done all he can to be forgiven.

BY NAPOLEON QUINTOS

FRESH SCOOPS

1/27/2011 8:03 PM
Ogie Diaz humbly apologizes to Charice and her angry fans


Many Charice fans are still calling for ABS-CBN management to fire its showbiz columnist and Entertainment Live host Ogie Diaz. This comes in spite of Ogie'rsquo;s apology to Charice and her fans after his posts on his Twitter account caused a stir in the online community. During the press conference for the upcoming fantaserye Mutya, Ogie told those who are demanding that he be chastised by the Kapamilya network, "Kung ako man ang gusto ninyong isumpa, kung hindi ninyo pa rin ako mapatawad, galit na galit pa rin kayo sa akin, ako na lang ang isumpa ninyo. 'lsquo;Wag na kayong mandamay ng ibang tao. Ako naman talaga kasi ang directly involved dito."

Early this week Ogie tweeted that the 'lsquo;nerdy glasses do not look good on Charice'rsquo; and compared the rising Pinay international singer to Lea Salonga. "Isa lang ang masasabi ko: iba pa rin ang charisma ni Ms. Lea Salonga sa mga Pinoy, very fluent pa siya sa Tagalog, lalo na sa English." Furthermore, on his tabloid column, Ogie reacted on the incident regarding Charice'rsquo;s last visit to Manila where the singer allegedly snubbed local reporters, and according to him, the young singer has no right to act like she'rsquo;s still in Hollywood when she'rsquo;s actually in the Philippines.

Realizing that his comments have angered legions of Charice fans, Ogie immediately released his statement of apology aired on the news program TV Patrol. "Sa mga Chasters, lalo na kay Charice, ako ay humihingi ng paumanhin dahil na offend kayo sa opinyon ko at sa mga tweets ko. Nagpapasalamat ako sa mga Chasters na tumanggap ng paghingi ko ng dispensa habang ang ibang hindi pa ay ipinagdarasal ko pa rin ang kapatawaran."

Ogie was also informed about the tweet of Lea Salonga who seemed to have come to the defense of Charice. Lea tweeted, "To say the least, I'm a bit concerned. I don't know what Charice has done to deserve the ire of Ogie Diaz."

However, Ogie chose to just respect Lea'rsquo;s opinion. "Wala naman akong masasabi d'rsquo;un kasi opinyon 'lsquo;yun ni Ms. Lea. Hindi nga yata opinyon 'lsquo;yun kung hindi pagtatanong din. Hindi naman porke nag opinyon ka eh may nagawa nang masama sa iyo. Democratic country naman tayo kaya pwede mag opinyon ang kahit sino."

Ogie shared what he learned out of this controversy. "Grabe sobrang madami akong natutunan dito. And I'rsquo;m sure kahit silang mga hate ako eh marami ring natutunan dito. Even Charice and her mom meron ding natutunan. We can'rsquo;t please everybody talaga. 'lsquo;Tsaka siyempre dapat responsible pa rin tayo sa ating mga sinasabi at mga action."

He said that he will just continue to pray for those people who still refuse to accept his apology. "Kung feeling ng iba hindi ako naging responsible, hindi ako naging sensitive, na sa opinyon ko eh hindi ko isinaalang-alang ang mga damdamin nila'hellip;kaya nga ako humihingi ng dispensa. Kung ayaw nilang tanggapin, wala na akong magagawa. Ang importante nagawa ko po ang parte ko bilang isang tao."