Sharon Cuneta supports Miel Pangilinan coming out: ‘It’s your life, no one else’s’
Sharon Cuneta expressed support for her daughter Miel Pangilinan, who recently came out as queer in time for Pride Month.
The Megastar made public her thoughts on Miel coming out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community while showing photos of her daughter in an Instagram post yesterday, June 15. Miel is Cuneta’s child with her husband, Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan.
“I know that my Miel’s coming out will draw lots of attention. Lots of them will be negative,” she said. “Lots of people who are quick to judge instead of pausing to think for a moment that my daughter, like so many members of the LGBTQ+ community, did not choose to be queer. She just is.”
The actress then pointed out that many of the “most sincere and most decent people” she knows and loves are part of the LGBTQ+ community.
“What’s next is that I will have a happier daughter who is now ‘free’ and will always be a good person with a good heart — and still always courageous. She is cute in that her crushes on boys especially in K-Pop are genuine. And if she likes girls that’ll be genuine too,” she told fans.
Cuneta also stressed that Miel will not be treated differently by her family and loved ones because of her coming out.
“I will love her just the same, if not more. Like I said, all my children are perfect. I may be a Mom with traditional values, but that doesn’t mean that my mind is too tiny to accept people for what they are — what more my own child?” she stated.
What matters for Cuneta is a person’s sincerity, goodness and faith in God, and she sees those qualities in Miel.
“I am proud of my girl and always will be. Needless to say, she will always have my support and love. No big deal,” she said.
Cuneta then expressed love and support for Miel, and advised her to ignore negative comments.
“Be strong! It’s your life, no one else’s. Don’t give any negative commenters any attention,” she told Miel. “They don’t matter. We do. And we’ve got your back. Forever and ever.”
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Miel came out as a member of the LGBTQ+ community last Tuesday, June 14. Among those who also expressed support for her are her sisters Frankie Pangilinan and KC Concepcion, as well as her cousins Kiana Valenciano and Gab Pangilinan. /ra
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