In the past few hours, the Colombian singer Goyo, former singer of Choquibtown, was the subject of many criticisms for bringing a cat on stage during his live show at the Nuestra Tierra Awards.
Many users on social networks criticized the use of the animal in the show because of the effects the noise and lights on the stage caused to the cat.
Well, in the face of the avalanche of criticism that has arisen on social networks, the artist has responded through a statement in which she insists that the animal was always treated well, although she admits that it should not be used in the show. Was Needed.
“I want to tell you that Mati is fine, he hasn’t been exposed to conditions he hasn’t been used to. That’s why he was chosen and not the other cat. I understand the desire to protect a small animal.” Yes, I understand all the arguments that ensued, but Mati did not reflect her discomfort with her behavior,” the singer said.
Goyo assured that the cat shared with the team during the rehearsals of the show and was beloved when he was with the group, always showing surprising calmness and naturalness.
“Of course we had the owner’s consent, hence his presence on the stage. It is also what moves it when entering and leaving the scene,” he explained.
However, Goyo admitted that the presence of the mascot on stage was wrong. “But you know what, you’re absolutely right, it wasn’t necessary to make it part of the show,” he said.
But the Chocoana singer also mentioned in her statement the racist and threatening attacks she has received through social networks.
“Those who insult and humiliate me have no right to harass or threaten me, to ask me to put them in shackles and chains, to rehabilitate themselves. I reaffirm am: ignorance about the racial issue abounds,” he wrote.
Goyo said in the statement that he read several messages in which he was ordered to chain up his daughter, “comparing the episode to slavery.”
He added, “Nothing, I repeat, gives them the right to judge my community, nor an opportunity to be racist because I interacted with an animal while singing, something that is normal in my intimate space.” Is.”
“For those who understood my position and did not judge my act by intention, I thank you. Although it is not difficult to judge, they took the time to ask questions lovingly and away from misconceptions of the situation Did not happen,” he concluded.