Young singer Rhap Salazar recently drew flak from certain netizens after his lip-syncing performance with Anne Curtis on It’s Showtime’s Lip Swak segment.
What’s more is that Rhap was called a “hypocrite” by some of his followers for not standing by his earlier and controversial tweet about his distaste for lip syncing performers.
In an interview with Anne at the media launch of Smart and Uber’s collaboration, she claimed that she made sure that Rhap was comfortable with what he was supposed to do at that time.
“I asked him. I made sure first, ‘Do you really want to do this?’ And he said naman, ‘Yeah, I just want to put it [controversy] behind me,” she related.
Anne stressed, "I’m just happy that he’s game for the kabaliwan."
Not beating around the bush, Anne addressed the currently intense competition between her show and GMA noontime show Eat Bulaga.
“I think it's great. It just goes to show that people are still into noontime shows. So I think it's great,” she said.
But the 30-year-old star believes that the bashing between the fans of the respective shows is entirely unnecessary.
“I mean, of course you know, there's a war now between the fans and everything. But I think everyone just needs to take a chill pill,” she quipped.
“Everyone has their own type naman, eh. So, they can tune in to whoever they want to tune in [to],” Anne continued. “There doesn't have to be any bashing.”
Anne likewise gave her two cents on the rumored reformatting of the Sunday variety show ASAP 20 allegedly following its competition from the other network.
“I think it's just evolving to what people want to watch. So gano'n talaga, you have to go with the times,” said Anne.