Celebrity hairstylist Ricky Reyes
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Ricky Reyes, Ice Seguerra, Jake Zyrus speak up on CR issue
Jan Milo Severo (Philstar.com) - September 11, 2019 - 12:34pm

MANILA, Philippines — Celebrity hairstylist Ricky Reyes has given his stance on the LGBTQ community and the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression Equality Bill (Sogie Bill).

In a viral interview with the media uploaded on YouTube, Ricky said that oppressions to the LGBTQ community should be kept to themselves. 

“Ang api ng bakla, ang api ng bakla dapat sa ’tin lang ‘yan. ‘Wag nating ipangalandakan sa tao. Ba’t kailangan pa sabihin sa madlang people na, ‘Uy intindihin mo nga ako, bakla ako.’ Teka muna,” Ricky said.

He also gave his take on the recent controversy of transgender Gretchen Diez who was discriminated by a janitress in a mall in Quezon City. 

“Kung ikaw ay may nota sa lalake ka, pag may kipay ka sa babae ka,” Reyes said. “Nirerespeto kita bilang tao, nirerespeto kita bilang bading, pero lumugar tayo sa tamang lugar,” Ricky said. 

“Let it be na lang. Basta ang bakla ay bakla. Ang bakla maski anong gawin niyo, isulat niyo ‘yan, ang bakla ay bakla. Ang bakla, gilingin mo man ‘yan, ang labas niyan baklang hamburger,” he added. 

When asked on the same sex marriage issue, Ricky said that weddings are exclusive to man and woman only and cited his own relationship of 40 years as an example.

“Ang kasal ay para lamang sa lalake at sa babae. Merong kasabihan sa Catholicism na sacrilege, pambabastos sa relihiyon. ‘Wag na. Ang pagpapakasal ibigay natin sa babae at sa lalake ‘yan, ‘di ba, kung gusto niyo ng union e ‘di mag-union kayo,” he said. 

“Bakit ako, I’m in a relationship for 40 plus years, pero we don’t go out of our way to say, ‘Kailangan namin magpakasal,’ no more. May kasabihan tayo, you never never rock the boat if it’s not broken, 'pag maayos siya, go lang. Ba’t kailangan ipagsaksakan kung hindi naman magulo? Pinagugulo mo lang ang mundo,” he added.

Ricky's views made the celebrity parlor chain owner a top-trending Twitter topic on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, singer Jake Zyrus also has a take on the bathroom issue of the members of the LGBTQ.

"I used to think that way -- pipilitin ko 'yung sarili ko to go to the male's restroom... But the more that I grow older, the more I realized na not everyone thinks the same. Not everyone believes in the beliefs that you believe in so nagsi-CR ako sa kung saan ako dapat mag-CR. I simply follow the law. I respect the law," Jake said in a recent interview with the press.  

On the other hand, one of singer Ice Seguerra's biggest fears is going in a public toilet especially in Arab countries. 

"Honestly, this is one of my biggest fears whenever I'm out. Lalo na 'pag nasa Arabic countries ako. 'Pag sa pambabaeng banyo, ilang beses na akong pinalabas. And kung sa panlalaki naman, ang daming tanong, lalo na kung may mga Pinoy,” Ice said in a recent media interview. 

“Kapag may ASEAN events akong dinadaluhan nung nagtatrabaho ako sa NYC (National Youth Commission), hindi ako umiinom ng tubig buong araw kasi natatakot ako mag-banyo. This is a real concern. Na hanggat hindi mo pa narararnasan, isasawalang bahala mo lang. Concern na hindi ko kailanman inisip na pagdadaanan ko rin pala," Ice added. 

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