American singer and songwriter David DiMuzio slammed ABS-CBN’s Filipino reality music competition show ‘I Love OPM’ for being racist.
In a video posted on his official Youtube account, DiMuzio said the show is racist because Lani Misalucha, Martin Nievera and Toni Gonzaga are judging the contestants based on their Tagalog pronunciation and not on their talent as singers.
“Personally I don’t feel these shows think about what’s best in the long term for cultivating the talent and culture of the Philippines and bringing people together. Instead they make more of a point of saying “You’re not one of us” by saying “Oh look, you’re trying to be like us”. Music and talent shouldn’t be about a person’s nationality,” said DiMuzio
He also criticized the show’s title, he said it should be called ” I Love Tagalog Songs” instead.
Watch the full video below.