‘Matitibay dibdib natin’: Chito Miranda compares ‘sensitive’ millennials with ‘tough ’90s kids’
Parokya ni Edgar frontman Chito Miranda apologized to millennials who were offended by their song, “Silvertoes”, pointing out that “’90s kids” have tough hearts and do not get offended by songs.
The “Harana” vocalist aired his sentiments after the band performed its 1998 track at the ROCK MNL Concert in Makati on May 4. A clip of Miranda’s speech was uploaded by netizen John Castro on Facebook.
“Salamat [hindi] kayo na-offend sa song, salamat na-appreciate niyo (Thank you for not being offended by the song, thank you for appreciating it),” Miranda said after the performance.
Chito Miranda of Parokya ni Edgar on the millenials’ “oversensitivity” and being “offended easily” after performing Silvertoes.. “tayong mga batang 90’s we don’t get offended by songs.. alam nating mas matitibay dibdib natin” 😂 true af. 😂😂 #RockMNL #ParokyaNiEdgar #90sKid
Posted by John Castro on Tuesday, May 7, 2019
Miranda then put up a disclaimer, saying he has “nothing against the millennials, pero sometimes ‘yung mga millennials masyadong sensitive (but sometimes millennials are too sensitive).”
The crowd erupted into applause when the vocalist said, “Tayong mga batang ’90s (We ’90s kids), we do not get offended by songs.” He explained that no one protested when they released the song in 1998.
Miranda also stated that the situation would be different if he had released “Silvertoes” now, as they would get in trouble, especially on Twitter. “Iba na ang away ngayon (the fight would be different now),” he added.
“Anyway, no offense sa mga millennials. Kung na-offend kayo, sorry, pero sa mga batang ’90s, pare, alam natin matitibay ang mga dibdib natin (No offense to the millennials. If you were offended, sorry, but as for ’90s kids, we know that our hearts are tough),” he said.
Miranda’s speech elicited mixed reactions from fans on Twitter. While some agreed that millennials are being overly sensitive, others believed that millennials were right to be offended by the lyrics.
“The lyrics alone are problematic. It enforces a [patriarchal] standard of beauty, and seriously, racism in a tropical country where people are expected to be fair skinned,” a certain Twitter user @janeeology stated. “As mentioned in the song, ‘Di kami na-tuturn on sa kutis mong kulay champorado’ (‘We do not get turned on by your champorado-colored skin’).”
Some netizens also corrected Miranda, with some saying that kids born in the 1990s are millennials. JB
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