MANILA – “Salamat hindi kayo na-offend sa song. Salamat at na-appreciate ninyo.”
This is what Parokya ni Edgar frontman Chito Miranda said after performing one of their classic hits, “Silvertoes,” in a gig in Makati last weekend.
Released in the late ‘90s, “Silvertoes” is a song about a woman who is full of herself.
Part of the lyrics goes: “Sorry, pagpasensyahan mo na / Mali talaga ang iyong inaakala / Lahat kami ay nandidiri sa iyo / Ikaskas mo na sana ang mukha mo sa semento.”
On stage, Miranda addressed the ‘90s kids in the audience and praised them for not being “too sensitive,” unlike today’s generation.
“Ito sandali ah, disclaimer lang,” he began. “Nothing against the millennials pero sometimes ‘yung mga millennials, masyadong sensitive. Pare, noong nilabas namin ‘yung kanta na ‘yan ('Silvertoes'), walang na-offend. Alam niyo kung bakit? Tayong mga batang ‘90s, we don’t get offended by songs.”
Miranda went on: “Can you imagine kung ngayon namin nilabas ‘yan? Yari kami sa Twitter! Iba ang away ngayon, pare.”
The Parokya ni Edgar vocalist went on to apologize in advance to the younger generation who may be offended by the lyrics of “Silvertoes.”
“Kung na-offend kayo, sorry. Pero sa mga batang ‘90s, pare, alam nating matitibay mga dibdib natin,” he said.
Watch Miranda’s message, as shared online by Facebook user John Castro, below: