An MYMP band member is in hot water for wearing a black face as his Halloween costume, and saying that the ‘Black Lives Matter’ movement is just ‘kalokohan’.
In its now-deleted virtual gig, MYMP vocalist and guitarist Chin Alcantara, he was seen wearing black make-up and called the movement ‘nonsense.’
“Don’t pay attention to those commenting, ‘Educate yourself, ‘Black lives matter.’ Black Lives Matter is nonsense. All lives matter,” he said.
Netizens are not amused by his reaction.
I can't believe MYMP did blackface and talked shit about the BLM??? WTF??? YOUR MUSIC WAS BIRTHED BY THE CULTURE OF THE MOVEMENT YOU'RE MOCKING. YOU'RE SO EMBARRASSING. pic.twitter.com/Kne3NOacfG— patty / brb (@patzipat_) October 31, 2020
Chin Alcantara (MYMP): “Pag may nagsasabi ng Black Lives Matter, KALOKOHAN YON. Kasi all lives matter.”— ricci (@ricci_richy) October 31, 2020
Chin, BLM is a movement advocating against incidents of police brutality and all racially motivated violence against black people. Are you Making Your Mama Proud? Maybe not. pic.twitter.com/5pgL7LLvQW
so Chin, the mymp member who did blackface during their live session, did a whole youtube video to defend himself and of course, he stood by his costume and being against BLM. his comments are also turned off. pls report his video. https://t.co/k8VcvkGuyu pic.twitter.com/Wr5Ov8qGZo— c | comms open! (@VAMPlR3M0NEY) October 31, 2020
He was, however, defended his action, saying that he was only mimicking his ‘idol’ American musician Jimi Hendrix.
“Just because I put on black make-up on my face and I imitated the color of my idol Jimi Hendrix, it does not mean that I agree with how African Americans or Blacks are being treated,” he said.