Liza Diño to bashers: I am no longer affected
Amid homophobic attacks against actress Liza Diño and singer Aiza Seguerra, Diño said she was no longer affected by the hurtful comments of netizens after the couple bared their plan to have children through in vitro fertilization (IVF).
While Diño admitted that she still gets hurt reading people’s comments, she said she has learned to be “matured” or more “compassionate.”
During a press conference on January 5 for her news show “Born To Be a Star,” Seguerra detailed their plan to undergo IVF.
Many netizens were quick to react, saying “below the belt” comments even quoting bible verses.
Some comments included nasty remarks about rape and sexual activities.
“Napansin ko today…hindi na’ko ganon kaapektado. Masakit pa rin yung iba pero mas natatawa ako sa mga sinasabi nila,” Diño said in a Facebook post.
(I noticed that today…I’m no longer that affected. Other comments are still hurtful, but I just laugh at their remarks.)
Diño admitted she and Seguerra had to overcome a lot of hurdles just to live “normal” lives like other couples.
“Maraming nangyari at marami kaming pinagdaanang mag-asawa para sa hangarin naming mamuhay ng normal katulad ng iba,” she said.
(Many things have happened and we have gone through a lot in hopes to live normal lives like other couples.)
She said she became more compassionate now and open to the beliefs of others.
“I have evolved and matured as a human being. Mas naging compassionate ako at bukas sa pananaw ng iba (I have become more compassionate and open to the views of others),” she said.
“Natuto akong maging assertive kesa maging defensive pagdating sa mga ganitong usapin (I have learned to be assertive instead of being defensive when it comes to these matters),” she added.
She said she was saddened at how “religion” can lead to hatred, animosity and discrimination when our spirituality is supposed to enhance our lives and make us better persons.”
Diño said she now realized the importance of their role in advocating the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.
She ended her post by saying, “Walang mawawala sa’yo kung rerespetuhin mo ang karapatan ng bawat isa.”
(You have nothing to lose in respecting the rights of others.) NC/CDG
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