‘MPK’ featuring DJ Loonyo’s life story stirs controversy

Narito ang panig ng kampo ni DJ Loonyo hinggil sa akusasyon sa kanya ng kanyang dating karelasyon na kasinungalingan ang ibang mga bahagi ng life story ng dancer/choreographer na inilahad ng Magpakailanman nitong nakaraang Sabado, July 18 sa GMA.

“Ngayong July 19, 2020, umere sa programang “Magpakailanman” ang life story ni Rhemuel Lunio, a.k.a. DJ Loonyo.

“Naturally and expectedly, there are varied reactions to the story as it was told through the eyes of the creative staff of the program.

“In relation to a specific post  by his ex-girlfriend/partner and mother of his departed son, this is what our team  would like to express on this matter.

“First and foremost, DJ Loonyo conducted an interview to share intimate and publicly unknown details about his life for the coverage, with the request to omit or leave out some sensitive parts, particularly pertaining to his son.

“We, as a management and team, signed a contract allowing the program to enhance certain aspects of his life, because it is still, in fact, for a dramatic TV show retelling.

“We worked together with the writing staff to limit the refe0rences to the past love story, and asked to change the name references, or as much as possible, edit out parts that were not true to life.

“With all due respect to the respectable program and its host, Ms. Mel Tiangco, the retelling was as respectfully told as was possible, and shed light on both the positive and negative aspects of his life.

“We understand that in this situation, no one can really be truly fulfilled, because in situations like this, emotions run high and there is really the chance that someone can speak negatively.

“On behalf of Rhemuel or DJ Loonyo (however you may want to refer to him), we would like to sincerely apologize to the individuals or their families who were offended by the retelling of his life story.

“We genuinely mean no offense, nor wish any ill or harm on anyone, most of all that of his son.

“As you may have seen from the episode, he is far from being a perfect person, and public perception these days is quite a big deal. So the mudslinging, the name- calling, the hurtful words that you find yourself typing in the comment section is understandable… but also, quite unfortunate and unnecessary. Please bear in mind that in as much as freedom of speech is a right given to all, it does not mean we can use our voice or our words to cut wounds into others, especially if we do not really know the whole story.

“When our team agreed to give the show the rights to air and retell the story of his life, it was not done with malice or selfish intent, but ultimately to show the viewers that no matter how bad things may go in your life, there will always be a reason to keep fighting and striving, and hopefully, God will give you His grace in the end.

“Thank you to those who stay supportive, and who think before they type or click away.

“Thank you for your understanding.”

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