Janella Salvador confirms ‘noted’ tweet was about Star Magic: ‘Valid naman siguro ‘yung tampo ko’
Janella Salvador confirmed that her earlier cryptic tweet was about Star Magic, after the talent agency did not include the actress on the artists featured on the cover of its catalogue.
Salvador shared a tweet that read “Ah k. Noted” last July 8, days after Star Magic held a launch event for the Star Magic 30 catalogue. While Salvador did not provide context in her tweet, it can be noted that alongside the texts were a star and a magic wand emoji.
Fans were then quick to assume that the cryptic tweet was about Star Magic’s catalogue, which has Kathryn Bernardo, Daniel Padilla, Joshua Garcia, Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson, Angelica Panganiban, Zanjoe Marudo, John Arcilla, Arjo Atayde, Enchong Dee, Shaina Magdayao and Jane de Leon on its cover.
Salvador then confirmed through a text message to host DJ Jhaiho that the tweet was indeed about the material, as disclosed by the latter in a vlog on the Marites University’s YouTube channel on Tuesday, July 11.
DJ Jhaiho said he sent a copy of the tweet to the actress, saying, “Palaban,” to which she replied, “Palaban ‘pag tama ‘yung pinaglalaban. Valid naman siguro ‘yung tampo ko (sad face).”
However, Rose Garcia, DJ Jhaiho’s fellow host in the vlog, said she already saw the content of catalogue and pointed out that the material includes a spread page dedicated to Salvador.
Laurenti Dyogi, ABS-CBN’s head of TV production, then said that he would apologize to Salvador on behalf of the talent agency, as per a statement obtained by comedian Ogie Diaz.
“Sinabi sa akin ni Direk Lauren nung July 8, 5:49 ay hindi pa raw niya nakakausap si Janella, at hihingi na lang daw siya ng dispensa kay Janella,” Diaz said in a vlog released on Tuesday as well.
“Kasi sabi ni Direk Lauren, ‘Last minute, may nabago sa layout at kailangang magdagdag ng pahina,'” he quoted Dyogi. “Medyo marami din naman daw sila na hindi naisama.”
It was not immediately known if Salvador and Dyogi have already talked to each other to address the issue, as of this writing.
Meanwhile, JC Alcantara, who was also speculated to have also taken a swipe at Star Magic, clarified that his earlier tweet “[Sana all may] favoritism, lagi na lang tayong option” was not about the talent agency.
He further noted that he was included in the catalogue and that he was not aware of Salvador’s issue when he shared the tweet.
— JC Alcantara (@imJCAlcantara) July 11, 2023
The Star Magic 30 catalogue was launched to celebrate the talent agency’s 30th anniversary. According to Dyogi, the material was “three years in the making.” /ra