Singer Jason Dhakal must have realized lately the effect of going against a Pacquiao, as he issued an apology after previously lambasting Michael Pacquiao’s skills in rapping.
Reacting on a short video posted on Aug. 9 by sports journalist Dyan Castillejo, where Pacquiao was singing a portion of his hit song “Hate”, Dhakal commented the next day, “shit like this makes me want to stop making music honestly lol.”
For that, Dhakal received flak and he was slammed left and right by fans of Manny Pacquiao’s son.
Without naming Pacquiao, Dhakal posted a tweet on Aug. 17, which addressed his behavior and for which he said he was sorry.
“Some time ago I expressed frustration towards my experience in the industry I move in, I was coming from a place of impulse and feelings. I regret that I singled out an artist and unintentionally portrayed them [in] a bad light, even though it was never my intention to do that, I understand how it can be taken that way. For that I am sorry,” he said.
But the R&B singer finds valuable the numerous reactions that his tweets yielded, as the tweets reflected his disappointment about celebrity children or relatives being given opportunities, compared to more artistic performers who do not have such connections.
“Still, I don’t regret the conversations my tweet has opened up as it is now much bigger than me,” he explained. Dhakal was thankful for the support given him amidst the controversy he unwittingly created for himself.
“To end, thank you for the kind words! To every artist/creative that spoke out to defend me/your views, I am so grateful for your public support and I am sorry if hate has been thrown your way as well. To my listeners, friends and family, thank you for being there for me,” he said. JB
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