Celebs commend Charice for coming out
By Michael Joe T. Delizo
Published: June 3, 2013
Several celebrities and netizens have welcomed the “new chapter” in Charice Pempengco’s “crazy life.”
Gay celebrities Bb Gandanghari and Sebastian Castro can seemingly relate to what the "Pyramid" singer went through in publicly admitting her sexual preference.
“You see, it takes a lot of courage to admit to the public about who and what you really are. And I am glad that Charice made it! :)” Bb tweeted.
“So very proud of Charice for coming out! All your real fans want is for you to live the life you want :-) Kudos !!” Sebastian posted.
Christine Bersola-Babao, who was once criticized for her alleged anti-gay column item, expressed her respect for Charice’s decision to come out. “Mahal ka namin. [We love you.] U r in our thoughts & prayers. Andito lang kmi. [We are just here.]”
Meanwhile, Gabriela Party-list Representative Luzviminda Ilagan said she admires Charice’s courage. “More than just being an amazing and talented singer, Charice is one brave girl. She deserves our respect, admiration.”
Columnist and Charice’s godfather Bum Tenorio tweeted on Monday that even Cinema Evaluation Board chairman Christine Dayrit personally visited the singer in her house to express support.
Also among the well-wishers are Lea Salonga, Bianca Gonzales, Cacai Bautista, Pia Magalona, Aubrey Miles, among others.
@MsLeaSalong: “Dear @OfficialCharice have you any idea how many young people you inspired today? More power, blessings and love to you!!!”
@iamsuperbianca: “Happy for Charice for coming out gay and proud. You are no less of a person and artist. Don't mind the bashers.”
@kakaibautista : “Hindi talaga dapat tinitingnan ang hitsura o pagkatao pagdating sa usapang galing at Talento. Mabuhay ka! [When we talk of greatness and talent, the looks or personality does not matter.]@officialccrp ❤❤❤”
@piamagalona: "@officialccrp hi Charice! I'm very happy for you :) Wish you the best. God bless! <3."
@realaubreymiles: “Si Charice Pempengco umamin na [already admitted], She's a lesbian..I salute your courage,God bless your More”
A day after her tell-all interview on "The Buzz" was aired, Charice visited her alma mater, Gulod Elementary School in Cabuyao, Laguna, to give away school supplies in line with the first day of classes.