Actress-singer Ai-Ai delas Alas made the rounds on social media after she performed “Lovesick Girls” of the K-pop girl group BLACKPINK for The Clash Christmas Special Concert last Friday, December 25.
People commented about her rendition and compared her performance to the performances of some Korean idols who sang Filipino songs and gave ‘justice’ to the songs.
Ai-Ai received backlash from the netizens who said that her rendition was an insult to the music and language of Korea as her performance involved singing the lyrics of the song incorrectly.
The actress had already trended for the same reason for her performances of some Korean hit tracks like BLACKPINK’s “Ice Cream”, “How You Like That”, and “Ddu Du Ddu Du” as well as Momoland’s “Banana Cha Cha.”
Ai-Ai’s recent performance on ‘The Clash‘ garnered mixed reactions from the netizens who expressed either their approval or dismissal towards the rendition.
Some netizens compared her performance to other Korean idols who performed Filipino songs and sang it properly.’ People mentioned Korean idol Sandara Park’s recent cover of Filipino singer Iñigo Pascual’s hit song, “Dahil Sa ‘Yo.”
Sandara performed the cover with her fellow idol, Jay of the boy group iKON. Their performance received praises from the netizens and even receiving a compliment from Inigo himself who said that their cover was very beautiful.
Kpop idols trying hard to sing OPM correctly and there’s Ai Ai Delas Alas
At this point, what she’s doing is just disrespectful…if she can’t sing it properly, just stick to dancing
— ÆLITZRVNI (@yeriisbritish) December 27, 2020
Netizens also mentioned ASTRO’s Cha Eun Woo’s performance of Ben & Ben’s “Kathang-Isip.” They said that the idol’s performance was good and involved singing the Filipino lyrics correctly.
While some netizens bashed Ai-Ai for her performance, other people still wanted to give her the benefit of the doubt. They said that the actress was just following the instructions of the show’s staff.
Other people also said that Ai-Ai was just trying to boost the viewership of the show which explains her noteworthy performance. There were also netizens who stated that the 56-year-old actress was just trying to be funny and doesn’t intend to offend anyone.
However, some netizens still chose to bash Ai-Ai’s performance and said that she was not being funny at all and that she needed to stop her parody performances.
“Can she just stop? It isn’t funny anymore. I personally think it’s getting rude,” one netizen said.
Di ko alam pero sobra akong naiinsulto sa ginagawa ni ai ai delas alas na versions ng kpop. It's not even a parody. Kinakanta nya lang with gibberish lyrics yung mga kanta.
I mean WTF. did she even try to learn the lyrics? Atleast for me, ganun yung tinggin ko sa ginagawa nya
— Ray bebi (@karasunoballz) December 27, 2020
Let's be real here, Ai Ai Delas Alas isn't funny. As a Blink, I think we should not give her the publicity she gets. I see it as a disrespect to Korean language too. She doesn't even put a single effort reading lyrics. It's pure stupidity
— ً (@forlesyeux) December 26, 2020
Sorry not sorry but I saw Ai Ai Delas Alas' "performace" of Lovesick Girls while scrolling on fb and I have to say this– can she just stop? It isn't funny anymore. I personally think it's getting rude.
— J (@lesyeuxkj) December 25, 2020
Other netizens also mentioned that Ai-Ai should stop her K-pop songs parody performances because they claimed that the actress was just mocking the music of Koreans.
I’m not sorry but ai ai delas alas doing kpop isn’t funny… if you wanna do it, DO IT RIGHT…i dont get why non kpop listeners treat kpop like something to mock kpop stans…..like, WTF is their problem, we dont care what music they listen to, so do the same towards kpop stans
— ÆLITZRVNI (@yeriisbritish) December 26, 2020
“I’m not sorry but ai ai delas alas doing kpop isn’t funny… if you wanna do it, DO IT RIGHT,” one netizen wrote.
ai ai delas alas. this is embarrassing. at the end of the day, filipino entertainment is heavily reliant of mocking and petty performances like this. this is crass.pic.twitter.com/y1Hg7kU9PB
— arika ♡ (@renjeonah) December 26, 2020
Sorry nega tapos na naman Pasko pero I will NEVER hype nor support anything from Ai Ai Delas Alas even if it’s to make fun of her. She’s laos so she will benefit from any exposure.
She’s ALSO homophobic and doesn’t support same-sex marriage despite all the LGBT support she had. https://t.co/6sVZuTtv7W
— Peej (@pjtal) December 26, 2020
Pa-rant lang kasi i'm tired of ai ai delas alas making herself the new laughing stock of the philippines by butchering respected artists' songs just to stay relevant. I mean it was funny the first time around, but legit mukha nalang siyang tanga ngayon. When will it stop??
— yejun 예준 (@herrykcopious) December 26, 2020