Hated or Ridiculed

He was once a lovely teenager that was internationally known as Charice Pempengco. As Charice, he had the time of his life when no less than Oprah, David Foster and Celine Dion had her back. He was earning really good and she had that international celebrity vibe; her local fans could not even go near her for a simple selfie.

I was not a fan of Charice; her brand of music was too young for my taste. But yes, I was proud when she guested on Glee. That restroom showdown scene with Lea Michelle continues to give me goosebumps whenever I see it on youtube.

Jake Zyrus’ revelation that he was a lesbian shocked his local fans. The former Pinoy pride turned into a laughing stock when he decided to take male hormones and even had a mastectomy. Jake Zyrus changed his singing style from the “birit” where she was most famous of to being an Andrea Bocelli wannabe in that duet with Jessica Sanchez.

Jake Zyrus’ revelation that he was a lesbian shocked his local fans. The former Pinoy pride turned into a laughing stock when he decided to take male hormones and even had a mastectomy. Jake Zyrus changed his singing style from the “birit” where she was most famous of to being an Andrea Bocelli wannabe in that duet with Jessica Sanchez.

When Rustom Padilla admitted that he was gay, people praised him for his truthfulness.  When he cross-dressed and labeled himself as Bebe Gandang-hari, a lot of fans took it as being brave; never mind the rest who ridiculed her. When businesman Ian King decided to be honest and renamed himself as Angie Mead King, people sympathized with the Mead-King couple. But why the hate on Jake Zyrus?

Some ex-fans are saying that Jake Zyrus is disrespectful to his mother but as far as I know, the mother-child relationship has always been love-hate even when he was still Charice Pempengco. Jake Zyrus is becoming one of the favourite laughing stocks in the local entertainment industry with his “feeling tunay na lalaki” actions.  Amusing? Yes. Funny? Yes. But this does not give anyone the permission to mock him below the belt. Proposing to his girlfriend is none of our business; we can just enjoy his music and his antics.

Some ex-fans are saying that Jake Zyrus is disrespectful to his mother but as far as I know, the mother-child relationship has always been love-hate even when he was still Charice Pempengco. Jake Zyrus is becoming one of the favourite laughing stocks in the local entertainment industry with his “feeling tunay na lalaki” actions.  Amusing? Yes. Funny? Yes. But this does not give anyone the permission to mock him below the belt. Proposing to his girlfriend is none of our business; we can just enjoy his music and his antics.

The problem with some of us is we are accepting to gays but are scornful to lesbians. Some would even quote a bible verse about it but can’t we just focus on not hating the person if our religious stand is anti-LGBT?

Jake Zyrus and the rest of the LGBT world need acceptance as a person. There’s too much hate in the world to be focusing on another person’s sexual preference.