outbrain
Close  

Jake Zyrus on going topless: ‘I have a right to do it like everybody else’

/ 03:39 PM March 21, 2018

Image: Instagram/@jakezyrusmusic

Jake Zyrus (formerly known as Charice Pempengco) believes it is well within his right as an individual to post whatever photo he feels confident about.

A few days ago, Zyrus uploaded a topless photo of himself on Instagram with the caption “Di pa game eh. Pero yung go pro atat. Kala mo tuloy naghahanap ng away. Hahaha! (I wasn’t game yet. But the GoPro got impatient. You’d think it was looking for trouble Hahaha! #anguibbeach ).”

ADVERTISEMENT

Image: Instagram/@jakezyrusmusic

The photo received some negative feedback from netizens, which he addressed in an interview on the talk show Hotspot with DJ JaiHo.

When asked about the bashers, Zyrus said, “Sakin hindi naman po big deal ksi una sa lahat nageenjoy po kami dun, summer, and I believe nung mga time na yun wala akong inisip. pinost ko yun dahil simply nageenjoy ako. ako yon and I have a right to do it like everybody else.”

FEATURED STORIES

(For me, it’s really not a big deal because we were enjoying ourselves. It’s summer and I believe at the time I wasn’t really thinking about anything. I posted it simply because I was enjoying myself. That’s me and I have a right to do it like everybody else.)

The singer said he understands why people reacted the way they did. “Medyo wild sa kanila to see a trans-man na naka-topless (It’s a little wild for them to see a trans-man go topless).”

Lastly, Zyrus said he simply wanted to remind everyone that we are all the same.

He added, “If you want to post a photo na alam mong confident ka, na alam mong proud ka, then why not (If you want to post a photo that you feel confident about, that you know you’re proud of, then why not)?”

On May 25 Zyrus will perform at the Skydome in SM North Edsa in Quezon City. The singer considers it in part a celebration of his birth month. He also offers the concert as a gift to his fans.  /ra

Image: Facebook/@teamjakezyrus

RELATED STORIES:

Jake Zyrus goes topless

ADVERTISEMENT

LOOK: Aubrey Miles unwinds in the nude during birthday vacation trip

Sandra Lemonon not giving up on Bb. Pilipinas dream: ‘I’m coming back’

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Follow @ABayleINQ on Twitter
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: basic right, Jake Zyrus, Selfie, topless
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.