Darren Espanto sorry for using ‘bakla’ as derogatory word, tells JK Labajo: ‘See you in court’
It appears that Darren Espanto has not had enough of fellow “The Voice Kids” alumnus JK Labajo, and even threatened to sue him.
This comes after Espanto called out Labajo for a deleted tweet last Friday, Oct. 19, which said “@Espanto2001 gayness at its finest.” Labajo then explained his side saying he tried to reach out to Espanto privately.
Espanto took to Twitter again today, Oct. 23, to first apologize for using the word “bakla” (gay) in a derogatory manner.
He also addressed to the netizens who say he has 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.”
(I’ve been bashed with this since I was in The Voice Kids (I was 12) but you did not hear anything from me. I’m 17 now, it gets tiring.)
The “Dying Inside to Hold You” singer then called out Labajo once again, this time disputing his claims that the tweets Labajo supposedly wrote were edited: “Since pinost mo na din naman yung chat natin dito (which you’ve deleted), nung una hacker, ngayon edited? Pero nag appear sa mismong account mo?”
(Since you posted our chat here (which you’ve deleted), at first you claimed it was a hacker, now it’s been edited? But it appeared on your account?)
He added, “And even if I wasn’t the one you were talking about in PBB, hindi parin tama ang magsalita ng masama tungkol sa iba (It’s not right to say ill things of others).”
“Hindi ako lalaban sa’yo pagdating sa bastusan kasi alam ko naman na bastos ka gaya ng sabi mo,” Espanto told Labajo. “Wag mo rin sasabihin na tinuring mo akong kapatid nung The Voice kasi ang plastic nun.”
(I will not compete with you when it comes to being il-mannered because I know you are as ill-mannered as you said. Do not also tell me that you treated me like a brother during “The Voice” because that is hypocritical of you to say that.)
He even threatened Labajo: “Sa korte nalang tayo magkita kung di ka masyadong busy. Sikat mo na eh, ‘brother’ (Let’s just see each other in court if you’re not that busy. You’re already famous, “brother”)!”
Labajo has not answered Espanto’s latest tweets, as of this writing. /ra
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