Singer Arnel Pineda, the frontman of American rock band Journey, called out his critics today following the arrest of his younger brother in a Quezon City drug bust earlier this week.
Arnel’s younger brother Rusmon Pineda was arrested after another suspect identified him as his drug dealer. The authorities allegedly found four sachets of methamphetamine, worth to be about PHP136,000 (US$2,087), from Rusmon.
In an Instagram post, Arnel said that there were people “who chose to cowardly succumb to prejudism (sic) & unkindness while hiding conveniently” behind their anonymity. He suggested to these critics to find something else to do, “like facing your precious mirror once in a while.”
“[W]ho knows, you might find yourselves as imperfect as me, my family, and everyone else,” Arnel suggested.
The singer also expressed gratitude to friends and supporters.
“[O]ur friendship is eternally unbounded by time & space, you know who you are. [T]hank you for your prayers & love…you don’t even know how much all of you have hugely blessed us by sending kind & comforting words,” he said.
Arnel rose to fame when he was chosen in 2007 to become the lead singer of Journey, which used to be fronted by Steve Perry.
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