MANILA, Philippines - Artist Jim Paredes advised Filipinos not to be onion-skinned when reading comments on microblogging site Twitter.
"If you do not like what's posted then stop following that person," said the veteran singer-composer who created buzz because of his controversial tweets on TV host Willie Revillame, Sen. Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos Jr. and Sen. Gregorio "Gringo" Honasan.
Paredes is just one of many artists who support social media networks like Facebook and Twitter. He is being followed by more than 200,000 net users for his breaking news items and controversial opinions.
He said that he will stand by his belief that all his tweets are covered by freedom of expression.
He also welcomes all negative reactions especially from Revillame's fans regarding the alleged lewd dance of a boy on Revillame's show. He stressed that exchanges of reactions via Twitter should be also respected.
Paredes also extended his support to President Aquino's administration despite failing to bag the Department of Tourism post. He said that he is still open to help the president and hopes for the success of the current administration.
"I submitted my resume but I am not the type to lobby... I can always be an artist," Paredes said. Report from Mario Dumaual, ABS-CBN News