Street performer and mime artist Jhonwel Reyes who was popularly known by his aliases Tito Noel’ and ‘Green Soldier’ made a statement after receiving criticisms for the past few days.
It can be remembered that Reyes received negative comments on social media after he answered back to a netizen who was only making jokes about the color of his baby.
The issue started when Reyes posted a maternity photo of his wife and some netizens jokingly asked if his baby would become green also like his famous costume.
Instead of riding to the joke as comedians do usually, Reyes took the gag seriously and even criticized the netizens for saying something about his baby.
He even asked the netizens to stop making jokes about his baby.
“Hindi ko alam kung bakit masyadong maraming apektado masyado, ang daming kumakalat na hindi magagandang salita sa picture namin ng mahal ko,” Reyes said in now-deleted video.
“Gusto ko lang sabihin na sana magkaroon po tayo ng simpleng respeto sa kasiyahan ng bawat tao. Syempre napakalinaw ‘yung anak ko, normal na tao yun syempre, naka-custome lang naman ako eh, alangan naman na maging iba talaga ang kulay ng anak ko,” he added.
However, instead of following Reyes more netizens started to criticize the internet celebrity and some called him ‘onion-skinned’ and a ‘crybaby’.
He then responded to the criticisms telling the netizens to avoid doing mistakes.
Reyes also apologized for what he did but he couldn’t stop himself from saying that one mistake was enough for the netizens to forget how many times he made them laugh.
“IWASAN PO NATING MAGKAMALI SA BUHAY. ANDAAN ANG HIRAP MAHUSGAHAN MASKI ANUPANG MAGANDANG BAGAY NA NAGAWA MO O ANUMANG KABUTIHANG NAIDULOT MO SA KAPWA MO, KAPAG NAGKAMALI KA KAHIT ISANG BESES LANG LAHAT NG YUN WALA NA. BURADO NA,” he said.
“IYAKIN NA KUNG IYAKIN TAMA NA PO, AYOKO NG MAKIPAG SABAYAN MAS LALO NG PUMAPANGIT ANG ALON. Pero kung jan kayo nagiging masaya sa pandudurog sakin Sige lang po. Basta ako ayoko na pass na tlga ako,” he added.
Reyes became popular on social media after his street performances became viral on social media.
During the peak of his career, thousands of netizens went to watch him personally and made him earn thousands of pesos every day.