- Shantal Quizon deactivated her Twitter account
- She earned immense criticism online after making her controversial posts
- Some celebrities voiced out their reaction about the controversy
Aspiring singer Shantal Cuizon has deactivated her Twitter account after making a public apology on It’s Showtime last August 31, Saturday.
She was heavily criticized on the internet after she wrote the tweet “composer ka lang” aimed at songwriter Louie Ocampo, the head judge at the time, who almost had her eliminated from the Tawag ng Tanghalan contest following her performance on August 30, Friday.
She also exclaimed the word “hustisya” in her now deleted tweet claiming that she was judged unfairly.
Upon airing her controversial tweets, many netizens criticized and lectured Shantal on Twitter.
I really feel sorry for Shantal Quizon. She should’ve been mindful about her tweets before. I don’t know if people will remember her for her performances or for what she just posted here about Mr. Louie Ocampo. ‘Di pa rin ako makamove on. #TNTinstantResbakWeek
— Chan (@loudcas) September 3, 2019
@ShantalQuizon kung walang "composer lang" wala kang kakantahin!!!
Ang pangit ng mga performance mo as well as your attitude sa totoo lang
— Fernando Tolentino (@dodeaux65) August 31, 2019
WE ALSO SCREAM FOR JUSTICE BAT DI KA PA NA DISQUALIFY, SHANTAL QUIZON.
— majority (@majocruzzz) August 31, 2019
Dear @ShantalCuizon Who are you to public shame a well-respected artist like Sir Louie Ocampo. I truly agree to @vicegandako as an avid fan of Its Showtime what you said was really offensive. Remember you are not yet there and with an attitude like that you will never get there.
— GreatHealthyPeople (@GreatHealthyPe1) August 31, 2019
Hmmm. I think you’re misreading the situation here, all of the contestants are in A LOT of pressure but you won’t be seeing them tweeting and asking for “hustisya” and belittling Mr. Louie Ocampo and saying he is just a composer. #shantal let that sink in
— PeachPerfect (@PichiiPerfect) August 31, 2019
Awww nalungkot ako sa tweet mo. Reputable composer c sir louie and kung hindi dahil sa mga composers,wala tayong magagandang OPM songs.😥You will be forgiven, but they will remember what you have said and it's like a big stone thrown to them. 😞 Godbless on your tnt journey 💞
— missminchen (@Chen00602850) August 31, 2019
My ghaadddd really you @ShantalCuizon have the nerve to comment like that? You cant even sing well.. And please stop using God just to make paawa.. Susme day 1 pa nga lang dapat na gong ka na eh.. HUSTISYA!!!!! #TNT3Q4AwitNgBuhay
— 👼💙Aj_M💙👼 (@jsam1613) August 31, 2019
Celebrities like Regine Velasquez-Alcasid, Dulce, and Vice Ganda also aired their reaction to the controversial tweets which went viral on the internet.
Siguro dapat turuan din natin ang mga sarili nating kung paano rumispeto. Sa kahit anong larangan wala kang mararating kung laging tingin mo sa sarili mo ikaw ang pinaka magaling.😊 #lalang
— regine alcasid (@reginevalcasid) September 3, 2019
“It’s easy to say whatever we think, but it’s not always beneficial. We have to remember that our words have power and what we say affects the people around us.”
– Victoria Osteen
— DULCE (@asiasdiva) August 31, 2019
You are in charge of your emotions. You decide how to react and what to feel. Take control.
— jose marie viceral (@vicegandako) August 30, 2019
While being interviewed by It’s Showtime host Vice Ganda, Shantal apologized on air and admitted that she made a mistake. She also thanked the composer though he was not part of the panel the day of her last performance.
“Gusto ko pong mag-public apology kay sir Louie Ocampo. Thank you po kasi kahit ano po iyong nararamdaman ninyo ay hindi niyo pa rin ako gi-nong.
“Nagsama-sama lang po yung pagod, puyat, stress and pressure sa iba’t ibang tao. Alam ko pong mali yung nagawa ko. Kaya po nagso-sorry ako kay Sir Louie,” Shantal said.
She was also schooled by Vice Ganda who disagreed with her post implying that the semifinals of the contest were rigged from the start.
Vice Ganda told her: “Huwag ninyo sanang maramdaman na dinadaya kayo ng show na ito at may isang hurado na mandadaya sa inyo at magbibigay ng injustice.”
“Kung wala ang mga composer, wala kayong aawitin,” Vice said.
Shantal then added: “Lahat po ng pagkakamali, aminin mo lang, kasi wala namang pagkakamali na naitatago, lahat kailangan aminin at may dapat matutunan.”
“At may mga pagkakamaling hindi nakaka-proud,” Vice replied.
Shantal failed to make it to the grand finals while Violeta Bayawa and Julius Cawaling won their spots as grand finalists.
The Tawag ng Tanghalan grand finals is scheduled for this September.