MANILA, Philippines -- Young actor Daniel Padilla wants to put an end to comparisons between him and singer Charice just because they have the same hairstyle.
Charice has become the target of criticism, particularly in social media, for allegedly copying the hairstyle of Padilla since admitted on TV that she is a lesbian.
"Ayan. Gusto ko ngang linawin. Bakit ba natin ginagawang big deal ito? 'Yung sa buhok, napakaliit na bagay. Huwag nating palakihin dahil hindi kailangan," Padilla told reporters during the launch of his newest endorsement Lily's Peanut Butter on Tuesday.
"Hindi lang naman ako 'yung may ganitong buhok. Bigyan natin si Charice (ng pagkakataon) ...Huwag natin siyang gawin parang ako dahil hindi naman ganoon," he added.
Padilla said he can't even compare himself to Charice, who has achieved so much in her career.
"Saka si Charice na 'yon. Huwag niyo akong ikumpara. Ang taas na noon para sa akin," he said.
Padilla then appealed to public to respect the singer who has brought honor to the country.
"Mali (ang magkumpara) hindi pwedeng ganoon. Respetuhin natin si Charice dahil naging pride din ng Filipino 'yan," Padilla stressed.
In an interview last month, Charice said that she is not trying to copy Padilla.
"Hindi po intention 'yon. Sana hindi mapikon si Bro (Daniel). Siyempre 'yung mga fans niya, OK," Charice said.
Currently, Padilla is gearing up for his upcoming series "Got To Believe" with Kathryn Bernardo.