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Charice’s Manager Doubts Jessica Sanchez Should be Part of “Filipino Pride.”
Charice’s new manager, Courtney Blodding, does not feel comfortable about the warm welcome that Filipino-Mexican-American Jessica Sanchez has been getting in the Philippines. Jessica is in Manila for the American Idols Live Tour 2012 which features the top 10 finalists from the show’s 11th season.
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Charice’s manager shared her doubts about Sanchez being “part of Filipino pride” on Twitter.
According to ABSCBNnews. com her are her series of tweets to her followers:
“Why do the Philippines claim Jessica Sanchez? Jessica was born an raised in the US. I don’t THINK she speaks tagalog.
“Which, to me, makes her true American. How many people in the US come from mixed cultural backgrounds? We r a melting pot.
“AND I just read that this concert is her first ever trip to the Philippines….
“Isn’t a Filipino passport kind of a big indication of citizenship and a lack of one a big indication of no citizenship?
“If only the people of the Philippines would stop looking elsewhere and focus on local things, maybe they could see the value of many of the great people and resources there. Many great things and people there. It’s just a group mentality that it’s not good enough.
“It’s kind of a turn off to a foreigner such as myself cuz it can come across as ungrateful for the talent and resources god gave.
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She goes on to say ” I just think it’s kind of wrong to say Jessica is part of Filipino pride when she is American before anything else. “
My asawa is a full-blooded Pinay. After our marriage, she spent nine years in America. We’ve been in the Philippines over three years now. My own Filipina wife claims Jessica Sanchez as part of “Filipino pride.” The singing star’s mother is Filipina and was born in the Philippines. What on earth is wrong with Charice’s manager that she has to make such statements? Is it a case of “sour grapes?” Sounds like it to me.