DJ Loonyo addressed critics anew after receiving hateful comments following his controversial claims on mass testing and use of face masks.
The dancer-choreographer shared that he first prayed hard and contemplated on what happened before going live on Facebook on Saturday to speak up on the controversy.
On his Facebook live, DJ Loonyo once again owned up to his mistake, saying he fully understands where the hate is all coming from.
“All the comments, the bash… I understand kung saan sila nanggagaling, kung saan nanggagaling yung hate na ’yun, he said.
He continued, “Trust me, I understand. And again, I apologize for what happened and I apologize for what I said. It’s a clear misinformation, it’s a clear… alam mo yun, nagkabuhol-buhol na train of thought.”
The internet star added that the controversy served as a learning experience for him.
“Hindi ako naging responsable of how I shared those words and how I shared those thoughts and opinions. And I totally forgot that you’re an influencer, counted lahat ng pinagsasabi mo. Again, I really apologize for what happened, sobra. It was a learning experience for me.”
DJ Loonyo said that the huge amount of bashing was traumatic, but he did not have any ill feeling towards the people who lashed out at him.
“Lahat ng nang-bash, lahat nang nag-comment, lahat ng nag-hate, man, never akong nag-isip ng masama, never akong nagtanim ng galit. I completely understand kung saan kayo nanggagaling.
“Even my friends in the industry, friends in the DJ industry, friends in the dance community, and some artists, I really understand kung saan kayo nanggagaling.
“Trust me, it’s hard, it’s traumatic…mapa-paralyze ka talaga. Ang dami mong tanong sa utak mo, pero tinigasan ko yung sarili ko naisipan kung ano talaga yung real purpose ni God kung bakit niya ipina-intindi yung mga bagay-bagay na ‘yun.”
DJ Loonyo went on to hit back at people who called him “bobo”, “tanga” over his viral statements.
“Hindi cool. Hindi natin ikinakaangat yun, hindi natin ikinakataas yun,” he said.
“I understand if you post something and then you will educate. But if to post something or comment and then say ‘tanga’ or ‘bobo,’ imagine if I will do that sa kapamilya mo, sa mother mo, or sa ‘yo, or sa kapatid mo, or sa kakilala mo, trust me, hindi siya magiging masarap, hindi siya magiging cool.”
The internet dancing sensation also pointed out that doing such actions online can have a bad impact on the younger generation.
“What we post today… kung ano yung pinagsasabi natin sa social media ngayon even our captions like bobo, tanga, and all these things, it will take effect sa mga younger generations. Nakikita nila yun, nakikita ng mga bata.
“When they see these things, it will implant the new normal in their head na okay, it’s cool na magsabi ng tanga sa kapwa, it’s cool magsabi ng bobo sa kapwa.
“Hindi naman natin ikinakalakas ‘yun eh. Hindi natin ikinakaangas yun na magsabi tayo ng ganun.”
He also addressed fellow celebrities and artists who have said things against him.
“For the people, artists, celebrities who told me those kind of stuff, I understand. Naiintindihan ko kung saan sila nanggaling, I really understand.
“I just hope and I pray na sana hindi mangyari ‘to sa kanila or hindi mangyari mangyari sa kapatid nila. Kasi, you know what you put in the universe, it will go back to you. Boomerang effect yan eh.
“For these people, lahat ng nag-hate at nag-bash, I prayed for each and everyone of you.
“Napatunayan ko sa sarili ko na nag-grow ako, hindi ko pinili yung hate, hindi ko pinili yung ibang path.”
DJ Loonyo also shared he had come to realize that he wanted to use his voice and platform against cyberbullying.
“I’ll be one of the ambassador, kumbaga binoboto ko yung sarili ko na… I completely disagree with that bullying online or cyberbullying.”
“Right now, I’m using my voice. Trust me, bashing or hating, throwing a lot of hateful messages will not give a lot of positive effect in this world.”