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Pia Wurtzbach apologizes for hurting LGBT community over gay child remarks: ‘I meant no disrespect’

/ 06:29 PM December 27, 2017

Pia Wurtzbach via Instagram

Miss Universe 2015 Pia Wurtzbach addressed the bashing she has been receiving on social media, after she admitted she wants to have a gay child who will take care of her.

She made the revelation during an appearance on “Tonight with Boy Abunda” on Monday, where she elaborated that she would like to experience having a gay child because gay persons have a special way of taking care of people.


“Not to say na hindi ka aalagaan kung straight ‘yung anak mo (this is not to say that you would not be taken care of if your child is straight), but based on my experience, iba mag-alaga ‘yung beki (a gay person has a special way of taking care of you),” she explained during the talk show’s “golden mirror” segment.

Some netizens aired their frustrations about Wurtzbach’s remarks, particularly at how she looked at gay people.


Wurtzbach immediately took to Twitter to defend herself, saying that she was shocked at how netizens reacted to her comments. She asked people not to misinterpret what she said.

“I have high regard for the LGBT [community]. It was just a fun interview, guys! Meant no disrespect at all,” she added.

The beauty queen then tweeted that she did not mean any malice upon anyone. She apologized for the misunderstanding.

Later, through another tweet, she said she has learned her lesson from what happened: “[A]lways be cautious with what you say!”

Upon tweeting her apology, some followers were quick to accept it and move on, realizing the pressure she carries, given her influential status.

Image: Screengrab of comment from Twitter/@piawurtzbach

Image: Screengrab of comment from Twitter/@piawurtzbach

Image: Screengrab of comment from Twitter/@piawurtzbach

Still, others did not excuse Wurtzbach for her actions and expressed their continued disappointment.

Image: Screengrab of comment from Twitter/@piawurtzbach

Image: Screengrab of comment from Twitter/@piawurtzbach

One commenter also criticized Wurtzbach’s character in the current Metro Manila Film Fest entry, “Gandarrapiddo: The Revenger Squad”, quoting a line she said in the movie, which “went against things she stands for.”

Image: Screengrab of comment from Twitter/@piawurtzbach

This was not the first time the beauty queen-turned-actress had been called out by followers in social media. Previously, she declared that she was “pro-life” after she drew flak for her silence concerning the issue of extra-judicial killings of drug suspects, in relation to the government’s war on drugs. JB


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