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Lea Salonga clarifies tweet on Independence Day

Lea Salonga clarifies tweet on Independence Day

Since posting, the controversial tweet has 1,472 retweets.



By Kristine Abante

Published: Thu 18 Jun 2015, 9:19 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:14 PM

Lea Salonga irked some of her followers on Twitter over a recent message that she posted on her account. The multiple award winning international star set the Twitter world abuzz on Independence Day with her post. “Our country is not yet debt-free, poverty-free, crime-free, or corruption-free. So what are we free from exactly and why do we celebrate it?” she wrote on her official Twitter account @msleasalonga on June 11.

Twitter user @tismejason replied to Lea’s tweet asking the Broadway star if there’s any country in the world that is free from anomalies saying, “@MsLeaSalonga Please name a country that is free from crime, debt, corruption and poverty.” Lea responded, “@tismejason Touché. But how many to the degree that it is here at home? It’s scary to think about.”

Meanwhile @ragingbulex commented, “@MsLeaSalonga only stupid people will like this tweet. you’re family is not perfect so what’s your reason to be proud of them?” Lea tweeted in response, “@ragingbulex Your. Not you’re. Before you wipe the dirt off my face, you may wanna look in a mirror at your own.”

Since posting, the controversial tweet has 1,472 retweets. Social media users have responded to the tweet, some agreeing with her and others disagreeing.


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