Vice Ganda refuses to have kids because he doesn’t want them exposed to ‘cruelty’ in the world
For Vice Ganda, the decision to have a child of his own is not just a matter of having the means to do it.
The comedian explained his choice to be child-free in an episode of “It’s Showtime” on Monday, July 6, stating that he did not want his potential child to suffer from cruelty.
The discussion came about during the singing contest “Tawag ng Tanghalan” while he and co-host Vhong Navarro were interviewing a gay contestant.
The contestant has two kids and said he was open about his same-sex partner.
This prompted Vice to commend him and others in the LGBTQ+ community who are raising a family.
“Sa lahat ng LGBTQ+ na may mga pamilya, at nagtataguyod ng pamilya, at matagumpay sa pagiging pamilyado nila, congratulations sa inyo,” he said.
“Saludo ako dahil hindi ko mawari ang tapang at husay ninyo, kasi ako, hindi ko kaya yun.”
(To all the LGBTQ+ who have families and are supporting a family, and are successful in being a family, congratulations to you. I salute you because I cannot imagine your courage and capabilities, since I am not capable of doing so.)
Vice said he always gets asked if he will have a child and explained his hesitations about having one.
“Sabi ko, kung iisipin ko lang ‘yong kakayahan ko, pwede kong sabihing kaya ko, e,” he said. “Pero ayoko kasi talagang i-expose ‘yong magiging anak ko sa cruelty ng mundo.”
(I said if I think of my capacity, I can say that I can have one. But I do not want to expose whoever will be my child to the cruelty of the world.)
He said he could handle the cruelty, but would not want a child to go through it.
“Pero ‘yong bata, hindi ko lubos maisip ‘yong hirap ng magiging anak ko ‘pag sinalbahe nung mga salbahe, ‘di ba?”
(But the kid, I cannot completely think of the difficulties of my child when the bad treat them unkindly, right?)
He stressed that he would rather go through the suffering on his own.
“Ako na lang, OK lang kahit mag-isa na lang ako, kahit wala akong anak, basta huwag na lang magdusa ‘yong anak ko, ‘yong magiging anak ko kung saka-sakali,” he said.
(Let it be me [who suffers], it’s OK that I am alone, even if I have no kid, as long as the kid I will potentially have will not suffer.)
Vice Ganda has been in a relationship with partner Ion Perez for over a year. /ra
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