‘Nire-reply-an ko na lang ng lyrics ko’: How Moira deals with online bashers

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Posted at Sep 08 2019 02:15 AM | Updated as of Sep 08 2019 08:37 AM

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She drew criticism when she was thrown in the spotlight and included in the judging panel for "Idol Philippines" --some of which were about, of all things, her lack of energy.

But rather than sulk about it, it appears singer-songwriter Moira dela Torre learned a thing or two from the experience, most notably how to react to bashers. 

Dela Torre, who has admitted to battling depression in the past, said that she found that replying to these harsh criticisms with the lyrics of her songs to be the best way to deal with them. 

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"Before kapag may nakikita akong bashing, sobrang naapektuhan ako. [Pero] ngayon, nire-reply-an ko na lang ng lyrics ng kanta ko," she explained in an exclusive interview with Push. 

She added that she also sometimes just prays for the person who bashes her, assuming "baka may pinagdadaanan 'to [or] may emptiness itong nararamdaman." 

Also in the interview, she opened up about how her husband, Jason Marvin, helped her get over all the hate from social media. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"At one point naging unstable ako, na feeling ko lahat was out to get me. And my anxiety ako na lahat is ganging up on me," she shared. "Especially nu'ng nag-start 'yung bashing." 

"Parang, 'God, ano ba'ng nangyayari? Alam ko na mali 'yung thought na everyone is out to get me, pero 'pag makikita mo 'yung mga bashers at that time sobrang, 'Ano ba'ng ginawa kong mali?'"

Though, she recalled, her perspective changed when she started talking to Marvin about it. "Eventually Jason started filling up the questions in my head," she said. 

"Ginamit talaga siya ni God to really battle the lies in my head. And then now, pinakita niya sa akin na we all have to give chance to others, we have to give the others the benefit of the doubt." 

It was back in January when Dela Torre married Marvin, a period in her life she described as the "best season." 

One can watch Dela Torre's full interview with Push below: 

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She was promoting her upcoming concert at Araneta Coliseum this Friday, September 13. It is dubbed "Braver."