The Parokya ni Edgar frontman Chito Miranda was apologetic towards millennials who were offended by their song “Silvertoes” during the ROCK MNL Concert in Makati last Saturday, May 4.
Some parts of the said 1998 track lyrics go: “Di kami na-tuturn on sa kutis mong kulay champurado / Di kami naaakit sa labi mong garabucho / O please naman, pakitanggap mo na lang ang katotohanan / Na ganyan ka 'pinanganak.”
A video was uploaded on Facebook by John Castro capturing Chito’s after band performance spiel.
The vocalist first thanked everyone who appreciated the song especially the 90’s kids, “Salamat hindi kayo na-offend sa song. Salamat at na-appreciate ninyo.”
Then he went on to address the millennials’ “sensitivity”,“Ito sandali ah, disclaimer lang, nothing against the millennials pero sometimes ‘yung mga millennials, masyadong sensitive.”
“Pare, noong nilabas namin ‘yung kanta na ‘yan (“Silvertoes”), walang na-offend. Alam niyo kung bakit? Tayong mga batang ‘90s, we don’t get offended by songs.” he said as the crowd cheered him on.
“Can you imagine kung ngayon namin nilabas ‘yan? Yari kami sa Twitter! Iba ang away ngayon, pare.” he laughed.
At the latter part of the video, Chito was apologizing to the younger generation who may find the lyrics of “Silvertoes” offending.
“Kung na-offend kayo, sorry. Pero sa mga batang ‘90s, pare, alam nating matitibay mga dibdib natin,” he mentioned.
Here’s the full video of his speech:
Chito Miranda of Parokya ni Edgar on the millenials’ “oversensitivity” and being “offended easily” after performing Silvertoes.. “tayong mga batang 90’s we don’t get offended by songs.. alam nating mas matitibay dibdib natin” 😂 true af. 😂😂 #RockMNL #ParokyaNiEdgar #90sKidPosted by John Castro on Tuesday, May 7, 2019