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Friday, December 2, 2011

GMA NEWS GIVES OPINION ON PIOLO GAY ISSUE!

Is not his, but ours. Not KC Concepcion’s, but ours.

Which is not to look down on how KC feels. Any girl who’s gone through a bad break-up, celebrity or not, would’ve seen those tears and known them to be real, would’ve heard her anger and known it to resonate. We can argue about why she had to do that interview of course, but the easy answer really is contemporary showbiz: where tell-alls with Boy Abunda à la Kris Aquino are the order of the day. This is not new, and in fact if we are to look at this as a form of prostitution, then really, it’s been going on for more than a decade. Is it right? What is right in the age of reality and trash TV? Calling it prostitution doesn’t engage it in a productive discussion anymore, not at this point.What is clear is the fact that in this tell-all, the first that she’s done, tears and all, KC for the first time revealed herself part of this enterprise of show as we know it, and this is where her image as proper intelligent independent girl went through an unraveling all its own. Now we can argue about whether it was a good unraveling or not; I’d like to think that happening on nationwide television as it did, it can only be important that those who look up to her, young teenage girls and her peers, see her falter and fall and fight in this way. That is an image that’s strong, extraneous to who she was talking about. Or what.


Because it was clear that she was talking about herself, how she was suffering in the aftermath of a break-up. That the questions thrown her way provided the opportunity for more tears to fall, for the difficulty of this conversation to be made more distinct, for this and that unsaid to be brought to light is the product of the Abunda school of interviewing. Again, it is irrelevant to me that she even put herself in that position opposite Abunda.

What is relevant is what the middle- to upper-class inhabitants of social media sites decided to do with what KC did not say, and how this has revealed itself to be a homophobia that’s just horrible, not only because we will refuse to admit it, but because we even think – because so many of us are doing it – that we are on the side of what is right and correct and valid in light of Piolo.

Granted that the rumors of Piolo’s homosexuality are considered as fact by many, granted that we love tsismis like this, and granted that right here is where we can all poke fun at the impossible images that this guy creates for himself. But do we really think that this kind of bombardment, almost a collective concerted effort at making fun of him, allows for anything productive at all?

In fact it is nothing but mean, and it is not only mean to Piolo, but it looks down on the kind of pain that KC as the aggrieved woman is going through. It looks down on Carmina Villaroel, whose name shouldn’t need to be dragged into a narrative on ending up with a homosexual man. It looks down on the kind of life that someone like Rustom Padilla aka BB Gandanghari has proven to be difficult but possible.

That this meanness cuts across the tunay na lalake and the federacion on my Facebook News and Twitter feeds seems like a sign: we want equality? Apparently we can come together and push a guy against the wall, ignore the pain that is in this narrative, and feel like we have a right because we all saw it unfold on television.

And yet, truth to tell, none of us needed to watch that interview. None of us needed to involve ourselves in this narrative at all. None of us were forced into this. We engaged with that video of KC crying and instead of feeling compassion and listening to what she had to say, we decided to read between the lines and bully Piolo into coming out of the closet.

But why would he? For us? Why would he do it for every tunay na lalaki or every bakla who is making fun of him already at this point? By this kind of reaction of a purportedly intelligent and educated class, no one – and I say no one – of Piolo’s stature would even think of coming out of the closet. For truth to tell, what is liberating about coming out of any closet, going public about anything at all, in a nation that has proven itself incapable of dealing with difference? What is it that someone like Piolo will gain by coming out of that closet, to a public that’s already making fun of him, already bullying him, at this point?

And seriously, what is our problem with anyone being in the closet? Many have lived and died within it, and that is their own cross to bear. And when we can’t promise freedom from oppression outside of that closet, staying within it could be pretty liberating, too.

In this instance though, I think what we’ve revealed is not so much that Piolo could be in some closet, but that all of us who fell into the trap of bullying him are all, at the core, tragically hopelessly homophobic. THAT is our predicament. - YA,

GMA: KATRINA STUART SANTIAGO

27 comments:

yes said...

AY nkikisaliiiiiii.....heheheh bwaaaaaaaaaaa.....

exkanguso said...

tawag jan, SAWSAW!

yes said...

its hurt NMAN poh!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

si CRISTY FERMIN KASI NAG UMPISA NG LAHAT EH

Anonymous said...

nakikisawsaw...!!! kung sawsawan, toyo na agad???
di ba pwedeng GMA muna??

Anonymous said...

kung mandaraya GMA na agad??, di ba pwedeng AGB muna???

Anonymous said...

Hala?! Nakisawsaw na ang mga #KAPUSONG-ULOL!!!

escalante city said...

i actually agree with the article... pinoys should have been more ocnsiderate and intelligent in handling kc and piolo's news. it goes to show that while we say we are a society who are freedom loving and liberated, yet we are a contradiction to what we pronounced we are. we are bunch of homophobics and hypocrites. let them have their life back. =(

Anonymous said...

ten thumbs up! so true.. =) who cares if he's like this and like that.. =) life is a decision.. his life has nothing to do with us.. minding his business will not make us a better person.. and so if he will reveal his real identity.. would it stop economic crisis in the Philippines?? and one more thing.. did KC bother us before on how happy she was.. did she share with us the KILIG.. and now, she wants to share with us the pain and she wants us to feel what she feels for piolo.. that's so unfair.. all of us.. life is a decision.. and she decided to be with him regardless of everything she heard about him.. now she decided to end her relationship with him.. i dont think she needs to brag those things that has to be just between them.. just an opinion...

Anonymous said...

Opinion ang tawag dyan tulad ang ginagawa niyo.

Anonymous said...

PUTANG INA MO KATRINA STUART SANTIAGO! WAG NA KAYONG MAKISAWSAW. KAHET KELAN BULOK ANG ISTASYON NYONG SANDAMAKMAK ANG MGA JOLOGS!!! KAHET MGA TELEVIEWERS NYO MGA WALANG TASTE!!!! PA ENGLISH ENGLISH KA PA PWE!!!!

Anonymous said...

Sobrang nagiging national issue na kase to kaya ganyan kung maka react ang mga #KAPUSONG-ULOL! alarming na ba? Hahaha!

Anonymous said...

^yan ang matatawag n kapamilyucks....

Anonymous said...

^ at yan ang matatawag na kangusong-epal ahihihihi

Anonymous said...

FACE TO FACE NA LANG MGA SAWSAWERO AT SAWSAWERA

Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

PUTANG INA MO KATRINA STUART SANTIAGO! WAG NA KAYONG MAKISAWSAW. KAHET KELAN BULOK ANG ISTASYON NYONG SANDAMAKMAK ANG MGA JOLOGS!!! KAHET MGA TELEVIEWERS NYO MGA WALANG TASTE!!!! PA ENGLISH ENGLISH KA PA PWE!!!!
December 2, 2011 3:41 PM

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AY TEH YAN ANG TURO NG MGA KAPAMILYUCKZ.

GANYAN NA GANYAN TALAGA TULAD MO MAG COMMENT.

BARBARIC KC TAGA BUNDOK 4TH CLASS CITIZEN.

MAMATAY KA SA INGGIT SA PAG EENGLISH NI KATRINA SANTIAGO.

MAGARAL KA TEH HA WAG LANG MAG FOCUS SA PAGKA 4TH CLASS CITIZEN MO SA BUNDOK

LONG said...

YUNG NAGMURA KAY KATRINA SANTIAGO IM SURE HINDI NYA NAINTINDIHAN ANG ARTICLE NA SINULAT NYA.


BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Anonymous said...

kung nakikisawsaw ang GMA how about nakikisawsaw din naman ang ABS example dun sa MARIAN rivera nagtaray diba mula umaga hanggang gabi pati s goin bulilit tinitira niyo si MARAIN .....

Anonymous said...

kung nakikisawsaw ang GMA how about nakikisawsaw din naman ang ABS example dun sa MARIAN rivera nagtaray diba mula umaga hanggang gabi pati s goin bulilit tinitira niyo si MARAIN .....

Neutral said...

Tama. Meron tayong decisions and choices in life. So, if granted nga na bakla si Piolo, kailangan pa ba nating bastusin at pagtawanan siya? Kung choice ni Piolo ang di lumadlad, so be it. At alam naman din siguro ni Piolo ang ginagawa niya. Hinuhusgahan natin siya sapagkat siya'y artista at binabase lang natin ito sa ating naririnig at napapanood. Ika nga, there will always be two sides sa istoryang ito. Sana man lang maisip ng iba na kung sila ang nasa posisyon ni Piolo, gusto nyo rin bang ijudge kayo tulad ng ginagawa nyo sa kanya? At dapat wag din tayong "sumakay" sa uso, di dahil sinasabi ng iba na "bakla" daw si Piolo eh lahat nalang sasabihin yan para lang maging "in".

Anonymous said...

Ay naku mga kapusucks wag kau makisawsaw diyan,anu rin kaya opinion nila kay rhian ramos "abortion issue" matinding kasalanan yan.hahaha

LONG said...

WALA NG MAS BAD NEWS PA SA PAGIGING NUMBER 2 NG BULOK NA RPN-CBN NETWORK.


MAGING NUMBER 3 KAYA? WELL NANGYARI NA YAN SA DAYTIME.


BWAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

Anonymous said...

sumakay ang GMA para pag usapan din ang station nila.

di kasi nag click ang pagmumura ni richard.


kanoodles ang #3 station

Anonymous said...

hay GMA gumawa kayo ng sarili nyong ingaw.

kaya lagi kayong pumapangatlo eh.

Anonymous said...

Hay naku. Network war ang iniisip ng ibang commenters dito. Kapamilya ako. At wala akong nakikitang network war. It's a column and a commentary. Agree nga ako e. Kung nabasa at naintndihan ninyo, it's not really about Piolo being gay or not. It's about homosexuality and what it entails to come out in a society like ours. Agree ako na ang paglabas sa closeta ay minsan HINDI TUNAY NA NAKAKAPAGPALAYA SA YO. Kung ayaw kong lumabas, anong pakialam mo. Pinagbubuhat ba kita ng krus na pasan ko? Let me be, di ba. Kung lumabas ako, kaya mo ba akong ipagtanggol?

rhAZ said...

kay Rhian Ramos kayo maglabas ng opinion....

Anonymous said...

i think there's nothing wrong nman sa article na to. honestly, gusto lang nito iparating na sana tayong mga pilipino hindi kaagad manghusga sa ibang tao kung sino sila at kung ano sila...at wala tayong karapatan para mghusga sa iba.


marahil iyong ibang ngcocoment dito ay di nkakaintindi na mga tinuran ng writer, marahil hindi nila nauunawaan ang salitang banyaga kaya kung makapag comment naman parang walang pnag-aralan..

the truth hurts,marahil kaya sila nkakapagsalita ng ganyan dahil npaka bitter nila na walang inisip kung hindi ipagtangol ang network na kanilang sinusuportahan...


sa article na yan, hindi nman nkisawsaw ang GMA/ writer, gusto niya lang ipabukas sa inyo ang mga mata niyo dahil karamihan sa mga pilipino ay nag-aasatang mang-mang na parang walang pinag-aralan.

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