Zendee defends Charice, says she's a Chaster
Posted at 05/11/2013 9:44 PM | Updated as of 05/11/2013 9:44 PM
YouTube "random girl", Zendee Rose
MANILA – Zendee Rose Tenerefe came to the defense of Charice after many netizens were quick to judge the young singer because of her newest look.
In an interview with “Startalk” aired on Saturday, Tenerefe said people should not badmouth Charice only because she expressed what makes her happy.
“Masaya po ako para sa kanya kasi nagagawa na niya ‘yung gusto niya and para bang may freedom na siya. Kung fan po talaga tayo, susuporahan po natin ang mga gusto niya kung saan siya masaya,” [I am happy for her because she can now do what she wants and it's like she already has freedom. If we are really fans, we will support whatever she wants and where she's happy.] she said.
Tenerefe also spoke about the disapproval of the young singer’s family in connection with her latest style.
“Hindi po natin sila [masisi] kasi matagal na nilang kasama si Charice. Siguro tanggapin na lang po nila,” [We can't blame them because they've lived with Charice for a long time. Maybe they should just accept it.], she said.
As a self-confessed Charice fan, Tenerefe said she will just be there for her idol no matter what happens.
“Nandito lang kami mga Chaster para sa iyo, sana bumalik ka na sa mga social media sites para makausap ka namin. Gusto namin malaman ang side mo. Suporta lang kami sa ‘yo. Mahal na mahal ka namin,” [We, chasters, are always here for you, I hope you'll go back to social media sites so we can talk with you. We want to know your side. We will support you. We really really love you.], she said.
"Chaster" is the term used to describe the fans of Charice.
Charice’s mom earlier allegedly expressed dismay over the "unfair" comparisons made between the two Filipina singing sensations in the past.
Like Charice, Tenerefe earned widespread recognition after a video of her singing went viral on video-sharing site YouTube.
And like the "Little Big Star" runner-up, Tenerefe also made her American television debut via "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."