Singer Jake Zyrus, formerly known as Charice Pempengco, took to social media to address the Netizens who missed the former Charice.
Charice came out as a lesbian back in 2013.
He adopted his current name in 2017 and started his transition by having male chest reconstruction and began testosterone treatment.
In his recent Instagram story, he shared a lengthy post that contains his message to all the people who were saying that the singer Charice was better than the singer Jake Zyrus.
A twitter user @tiyangchang shared a screenshot of Jake’s Instagram story.
Jake Zyrus posted this on their Stories. If you check out their performance videos pre-t, you'll see a lot of comments about how "fans" miss "the old (deadname)" and how Jake's current voice doesn't compare. Ang sakit and ang bigat isipin nung situation ni Jake grabe pic.twitter.com/Qp3e44NxnI
— chang (@tiyangchang) May 18, 2021
“I don’t care if you want to listen to my Charice songs all damn day or if you hear my Charice voice in my falsettos, because [of course] boses ko pa rin ‘yon, nag transition lang,” said Jake.
“Okay lang ako kung i-compliment mong naririnig mo kasi totoo naman ‘yon. Pero para ipanglandakan mo na ‘Charice is coming back’ and also binabastos na ang pagkatao ko nang dahil lang doon, get yo MF transphobia ass away from me.
“Feeling alam ang sinasabi. Patalino effect. Entitled,” he added.
The 29-year-old singer then explained that he often finds it difficult to give his responses during interviews as people would tell him that they already miss Charice.
“Lagi na lang ako nag-iisip kung anong sasabihin ko sa mga interviews para balance lang ang maisip ng mga tao at para di sila matrigger, at sabihin na wala akong utang na loob or the kung ‘di dahil sa “amin” or “akin” mentality.”
Zyrus also thanked all the people who showed respect to Charice and with his current persona.
“I will always have my utmost respect sa mga taong nirerespeto ang nakaraan at kasalukuyan ko. Hindi ‘yung respeto sa nakaraan, bastusin ang kasalukuyan.
“Salamat sa mga nirerespeto ang mga nagawa ko before at nagagawa ko ngayon. Salamat kung naririnig nyo Charice voice ko yet [naa-appreciate] din ang boses ko ngayon. Salamat sa mga nandyan dahil sa mga nagagawa ko ngayon.”
Jake Zyrus previously mentioned that he wanted the comparison between him and Charice to stop.
Although Jake received bashes and negative comments, he remained grounded and chose to understand his former fans and those who were shocked by his transition.
He recently released his newest single under ABS-CBN Music International titled Fix Me.
In last year’s Pride Month, he released the song Love Even If which advocates for love to reign supreme amid the world’s cruelty. He then followed this up with the jazz-pop single Miss You in the Moonlight.