Is it too late to talk about the Janjan Suan controversy?
Janjan Suan will always be relevant. Willie Revillame will be a permanent fixture in Philippine television, whether we like it or not. Philippine politics will always be dirty. Noble intentions will always be marred by politics. Amidst all these, we could only hope Janjan Suan will not be scarred for life… and don’t trust DSWD or Dinky Soliman to protect this boy or secure his future. The well-known child psychologist in the Philippines, Dr. Honey Carandang, has already marked the boy.
Janjan Suan is a victim many times over.
But he was not a victim of his parents. They may be naive to think that dancing like a macho dancer is “talent”, but they definitely didn’t abuse their son. The aunt brought Janjan to the show but she is definitely not guilty of pimping him. Willie Revillame didn’t exercise restraint during the show but there was definitely no child abuse. Willie Revillame is the crudest television host you’ve seen in television but he is not guilty of child abuse.
Who among us has not seen proud parents in the Philippines urging their young kids to dance to the tune of popular pop songs with suggestive dance moves? I have seen a lot. They are everywhere. I was never a fan of these suggestive dance moves for kids but I never bothered to stop them. I laughed with them. Am I guilty of child abuse, too? Then, we all are.
Janjan Suan is a victim many times over. Of whom?
Youtube has not deleted Janjan’s “child abuse” videos. It continues to air several videos uploaded to the site. The self-righteous shouts of indignation by people who claim that the 6-year old was abused cannot delete their own uploaded video showing this “abuse”. They are, in effect, abusing the child for eternity as his video will be seen by internet users, including pedophiles all over the world.
Media continues to cover the people who injected politics into the issue. It’s good coverage for the media, after all.
Jim Paredes who has taken his oath of allegiance for his Australian citizenship has not only attacked Willie Revillame but has already insulted Manny Pangilinan in his self-righteous indignation via Twitter. And he continues to use and promote Janjan’s video for anyone who cares to watch, thus continuing the chain of “child abuse”.
The DSWD, who has many mouths to feed, many proven child abuse cases to look into, chose to add noise into the controversy and has since scared the family. With DSWD lurking around, what would Janjan, the boy they supposedly should protect, think about this? That DSWD might take him away from his family because he was abused by his own parents who made him dance like a macho dancer in a mall event, school event and the Willing Willie show.
Just how professional is Dr. Honey Carandang to offer such a clinical and professional observation (withut meeting the parents and the child concerned) that Janjan Suan was abused? I remember a sister-in-law, who is far from being a medical expert confidently declared a distant relative was “autistic” because the boy likes to sing non-stop. Labeling a kid is child abuse. Period.
Senator Kiko Pangilinan “offered to share the burden” to Lea Salonga because of a threat from Willie Revillame (he will file a case to his celebrity detractors). He can’t even get an issue which he could sponsor on his own. That’s free-riding.
Are we too naive to believe that ABS-CBN has nothing to do with this issue being blown out of proportion? Yeah, media rules in the Philippines. Politics make it dirtier.
You and your family are the convenient tools to put down Willie Revillame.