Regine Velasquez appeals for kindness after misspelling Kobe Bryant's name

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Posted at Jan 28 2020 11:26 AM

MANILA -- Regine Velasquez has appealed for kindness when correcting someone's mistake.

Velasquez made the appeal after she misspelled the name of legendary basketball player Kobe Bryant, who passed away last Sunday (US time) in a helicopter crash.

Velasquez was one of the local celebrities who expressed shock and grief over Bryant's death.

On Instagram, she posted a photo of Bryant and with the caption “Sad day (crying emoji). #RIPKobe." But netizens caught her original post where the singer wrote "RIPCoby."

In a Twitter post, Velasquez addressed her bashers, explaining that she has a problem when it comes to spelling because of dyslexia. 

"I always make a mistake with spelling someone name you can correct me without embarrassing me and it’s okay. I have dyslexia I have a hard time with spelling. Please be kind again you can correct me without making me feel bad," Velasquez tweeted.

"Life is so short so use your voices to inspire people and be kind to one another," she added.