Talent manager defends Charice’s appearance at gay club


Posted at Apr 29 2010 04:27 PM | Updated as of Apr 30 2010 01:14 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Charice's talent manager, Marc Johnson, has defended his ward from criticisms that surfaced following the 17-year-old singer's performance at a gay bar in New York City.

In an e-mail sent to abs-cbnNEWS.com, Johnson stressed that it's important for Charice to perform at the city's major clubs, including Club 57, to promote her current single "Pyramid."

"Club 57 is a major NYC dance club and it is important that Charice makes appearances to support the dance community and help promote her single," Johnson said.

In her every performance, Johnson said his team always makes sure that security is tight.

According to him, security measures include Charice entering the venue immediately before her performance and leaving the place promptly after her singing.

"Charice’s handlers were fully prepared with maximum security. The crowd loved Charice’s performance and will be sure to spread the word. It’s normal for pop artists like Charice to make club appearances in major venues," Johnson added.

Charice is currently here to take a short break before flying back to the United States for the launching of her album on "The Oprah Winfrey Show." Her first international album will be launched on May 11, a day after her 18th birthday.