Talent manager and showbiz columnist Lolit Solis took to Instagram to slam singer Moira Dela Torre for denying she had no idea that the concert she performed in last September 11 was a Marcos event.
It can be recalled that Dela Torre, who became popular because of the songs “Titibo-tibo”, “Tagpuan”, and “Malaya”, found herself in hot water a few months ago when netizens accused her of being a “Marcos apologist” after she performed during the commemoration of former president Ferdinand Marcos’ 101 birthday in Laoag, Ilocos Norte.
The singer then denied that she supports the late dictator and that no one told her that the event was a tribute to him.
Through an Instagram post dated November 7, Solis lambasted the singer and asked her why does it seem like she is embarrassed to perform for the Marcoses.
“Hindi ko alam… kung sino si Moira dela Torre pero narinig ko ang mga usapan tungkol sa pag-deny niya na hindi niya alam na iyon singing stint niya sa Ilocos ay Marcos affair at para bang hiyang-hiya siya na pumayag siya na kumanta dun at wala siyang alam na may kinalaman iyon sa mga Marcos,” Solis wrote on Instagram.
Solis also questioned Dela Torre for saying she did not know any information about the event.
“Hindi ko alam kung kaso ito ng isang ignoranteng tao na ginagawa ang isang bagay at tumatanggap ng bayad pero hindi niya alam. Ano ito walang kontrata? Ano ito basta ka lang binigyan ng pera? At bakit ganun na lang ang pagtanggi mo na parang diring-diri ka, bakit?” she continued.
The talent manager also said that Dela Torre need not deny anything about performing at the said event as she is a singer and not as a political endorser.
“Ewan ko kung bakit kailangan mag-explain o mag-deny, singer ka kinuha ang serbisyo mo, so, eh ano kung para kanino iyon affair. Hindi political rally iyon, hindi rin endorsement iyon para sa mga Marcos, why the denials?” she said.
Similarly, Solis said that she does not see the point in making an issue when comedian Vice Ganda was seen in the same plane with Imee Marcos. She said that political beliefs should not hinder celebrities from doing their jobs.
“Political affiliation, color, beliefs hindi dapat maka-hinder o maging hadlang sa trabaho. Grabe naman na para bang laking kasalanan kung madikit ka sa Marcos,” she said.