Actress and TV host Kris Aquino reacted to netizens who call his son, Bimby Aquino Yap, “homosexual” or gay.
This issue was first tackled by Kris in a video shared on social media where she gives netizens a tour of her new house.
“It’s not easy to be my kids because wherever they go, ‘di ba (right), may (there is) social media, may mga (there are) issues, may mga ano (there are things)...” Kris said.
Bimby, who seems well aware of what people’s opinion of him, interrupted her mother and said, “Like, people think, like, I’m homosexual.”
Kris then looked at his son and told him “Yeah, don’t be homophobic, right?”
“That’s the whole message, and whatever your choice is in life, that’s your choice,” the TV host added.
The 10-year-old child then asked netizens questioning his gender, “Why would you judge a child?”
His mom seconded and urged viewers to neither judge nor make decisions for a child.
“It’s because we’re still learning about ourselves and puberty hasn’t struck for me yet,” Bimby explained.
In a Twitter post, Kris gave her message regarding the issue as she reposted a reaction of a netizen who defended her 10-year-old son, along with a video of Bimby’s reaction to people who doubt his gender.
“I am doing my very best to raise a well-informed & respectful son. Thank you for recognizing that,” Kris tweeted.
Kris said that she supports his son in whatever life choices he shall make.
“I only pray that he shall remain kind-hearted, compassionate, responsible, studious, hardworking, articulate, determined and respectful,” she added.
Kris also expressed how proud she is of Bimby: “He has much thicker skin than me in dealing with bashers, trolls, and negativity.”
“So come what may I know I have raised not a follower, not just a survivor, but a self-assured leader,” Kris said in her last tweet.