Kris Aquino, Bimby clap back at homophobic comments on Bimby’s sexuality
As the son of the Queen of All Media Kris Aquino, Bimby Aquino-Yap has been raised in the spotlight.
He has occasionally joined his mom’s media appearances and online videos, attracting attention himself with his own commentary.
Kris admitted in a video featuring their home that “it’s not easy to be my kids” given that their life is constantly scrutinized.
Bimby noted that some comments on social media were critical of him. “People think like I’m a homosexual.”
Instead of addressing his sexuality, Kris turned the discussion into one against homophobia.
“Don’t be homophobic, right?”
“Yeah,” Bimby agreed.
“That’s the whole message and whatever your choice in life is, that’s your choice.”
To the camera, Bimby said, “Why would you judge a child?”
“Don’t judge a child and don’t make the decision for the child,” said Kris.
“It’s because we’re still learning about ourselves and puberty hasn’t struck for me yet,” added Bimby.
He has since gained new fans online following his level-headed reaction.
A tweet sharing their discussion has gone viral with over 40,000 likes.
HOY BIMBY IS SLAYING WITH ALL OUR HEARTS AND SOUL! YOU BETTER WATCH OUT! pic.twitter.com/4dxTMwVPOT
— ieca (@kengkengchekwa) December 24, 2017
Others hailed how self-aware Bimby was at a young age.
All these debates about whether showing LGBTQ+ content to kids is good or bad but look at Bimby being self-aware at the age of 10.
— Ten ✨ (@_tenpai) December 25, 2017
Bimby: "like people would think like.. I'm a homosexual. Why would you judge a child? We're still learning about ourselves, and puberty hasn't struck for me yet"
— litolbean (@reidempire) December 24, 2017
There has also been praise for Kris’ parenting skills.
I was watching a Kris Aquino home tour and this is what bimby said about the people saying he is a homosexual "why would you judge a child? Don't judge a child cause we are still learning about ourselves and puberty hasn't struck for me yet". Damn this kid was raised right.
— Roy Cudias (@royrollocudias) December 25, 2017
Kris has since been grateful for the reception toward the video. On Twitter, she said she would respect any of his life choices.
“I only pray that he shall remain kind-hearted, compassionate, responsible, studious, hardworking, articulate, determined and respectful.”
And i am proud that he has a 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 Aquino (@krisaquino214) December 25, 2017
She also commended him for having a “thicker skin than me.”
“I know I have raised not a follower, not just a survivor, but a self-assured leader.”
The 46-year-old media personality has been singlehandedly raising Joshua, her son with actor Phillip Salvador; and Bimby, her child with PBA cager James Yap. /ra
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