Criticisms on her look, accent hurt Charice

Charice admits being hurt over the way people have judged her so quickly because of her new looks and American accent.

“May times na akala ko sanay na ako (sa criticisms), pero mahirap talaga. Lagi kong sinasabi sa mga fans ko na kahit na nakikita niyo ako sa stage, kahit nakikita n’yo ako na nagpe-perform, kahit nakikita niyo ako na hinahangaan ng maraming tao, kahit paano tao pa rin ako, nasasaktan ako, kumakain, humihinga ako. Kumbaga isa rin po ako sa kanila,” Charice said in an interview on “The Buzz” on Sunday, December 2.

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Still the same

Charice shared that she hasn’t really changed, despite her new hairdo and American accent and body tattoos.

“Yung pinakamasakit ‘yung jina-judge ako ng mga tao na hindi naman ako kilala. Especially yung mga tao na kilala na nga ako, jina-judge pa ako. Kasi para po sa akin, parang kilala niyo naman ako, hindi naman porket nagpalit ako ng buhok, hindi naman porke’t may tattoo ako sa katawan ko eh iba na ako. Hindi naman ganoon iyon.”

A very young Charice attends party at Shrine during the Grand Opening Weekend Celebration at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort & Casino on May 17, 2008 in Ledyard, CT. (Getty Images)
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Some people may not like Charice’s blond hair because they’re used to her long, black locks, but the international singer is very happy with her current looks
 
“I don’t think na kailangan ko pang ipaliwanag kasi alam ko po lilipas din ito. Maybe nasanay ko lang sila sa mahaba kong buhok. Para sa akin po, ito na po ‘yung normal na ako. Masaya po ako eh.”

As for her American accent, Charice says it’s something she needs in her current situation, although she prefers to speak in a neutral accent.

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“Learning pa rin po ako. Hindi naman porke’t may accent na eh maarte na. At saka hindi naman po totally na may accent ako. Kahit papaano po naman maririnig n’yo pa rin ito kasi napapagod din naman po ako. Preferred ko pa rin po ‘yung may Tagalog accent. Minsan kailangan ko lang po talaga (ng American accent).”


Away from Twitter

The criticisms also kept Charice from using Twitter for months, especially during the time she was an “X Factor” judge

“Ilang months din po akong hindi nakapag-Twitter kasi ang hirap na ‘yung gusto kong mag-enjoy sa Twitter with my fans tapos may mga makikitang masasakit na mga words na parang kung sabihan ka nila parang kilala ka nila.”
 

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She also expressed disappointment over some press people’s comments that she was “disrespectful.” Charice admits that she sometimes doesn’t answer the press’  questions because she feels hurt.
 
“Kahit po kilala nila ako as a strong person, nasasaktan pa rin ako. I’d rather na huwag na lang marinig ‘yung mga questions nila, yung mga batikos nila. Naiintindihan ko po ‘yung mga iniisip nila na suplada daw po ako dahil hindi ko sinasagot ‘yung mga interviews po nila. Pero siyempre, alam naman na rin po natin na ‘yung mga ibang media, some of them medyo disrespectful po yung dating. Medyo na-feel bad po ako ako siyempre that time, masakit for me.”

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Charice also belied rumors that she and her mother Raquel have a rift. Every mother and daughter experience tough times in their relationship, she explained.  But everything’s okay between her and her mom.

Finally, Charice thanked Filipino fans for always being behind her.

“I owe Filipinos big time because of their support. Kahit na minsan hindi nila iyon nafee-feel from me, sa puso ko, I owe you guys.”

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