Daniel Padilla reacts to JuliElmo's viral video, fans express outrage

Daniel Padilla has reacted to JuliElmo’s viral video that caused online outrage among fans for ‘mocking’ the Kapamilya teen star’s singing voice.

In the video, GMA-7 talents Julie Anne San Jose and Elmo Magalona were laughing while singing along with Daniel’s hit single “Hinahanap-hanap Kita.” Reports said the act was interpreted by Daniel’s fans as “mockery.”

YouTube user ‘shaina limpin’ commented: “Maaaring di si Daniel ang may pinakamagandang boses sa buong mundo pero isa si Daniel sa pinakamabentang cd sa panahong ito.”

Nicole Talusan also defended her idol, saying: “tawa pa.... cgeh . aminado nmn c daniel n hndi tlga siya singer ee.. hndi porket singer kau pwde nio n syang gnyanin... >.<”

Another fan who goes by the name ‘lovepiooner’ posted: “Try beating DJ’s record of having a platinum album in just one day, just try” which was followed by another remark from ‘shaina limpin’ that reads: “Si DJ tinatry nia ung best nia kumanta.. Kumakanta sia para sa mga FANS :) hindi para laitin niyo lng.”

The original video was taken down by its uploader after drawing negative reactions. A copy of the video now has 20,000 hits on YouTube.



During a recent presscon for his upcoming birthday concert, Daniel admitted he knew of the negative feedback about his voice.

“Unang una, hindi naman po talaga ako singer, pero ginagawa ko ang lahat para maayos ko ang pagkanta ko. Pero kung papipiliin ako ay huwag na lang po. Masaya din po ako na may career akong isa hindi ba? Salamat na lang at binigyan ako ng konting talent sa pagkanta,” he said.

Without mentioning Julie and Elmo, Daniel said there are artists from another network who made fun of his voice, but he doesn’t want the issue to get complicated.

“Sabi ko nga hindi man sa ako ay nagyayabang, kasi may kapwa ako artista hindi taga dito sa ABS-CBN na inaasar yung boses ko. Gusto ko sabihin, ‘Bakit may double platinum ba kayo?’ Kasi ako, oo. Pero huwag na lang natin pag-usapan iyon. Pabayaan natin iyon.”

JuliElmo’s camp has not given a word in response to Daniel’s reaction about their viral video.