The youngest son of Kris Aquino, Bimby Aquino Yap, had a message for all those who questioned his sexual orientation.
In a 20-minute video posted on Aquino’s Facebook page, the mother and son sat down for a casual chat about the various rumors that have surrounded the latter. The Queen of All Media candidly asked him, “How do you feel, honestly, when you read those comments and they say you’re gay?”
Bimby replied that he didn’t really feel anything, and that if anyone thinks he’s gay, it’s “alright”. He added, “But you do realize na the gay community in the Philippines is a strong community. And you do realize that I’m thirteen.”
He asserted that he remains firm in his view of his own sexual orientation. “I’m straight. I’m straight as [an] arrow.”
The elder Aquino replied with, “Are you sure?” to which Bimby affirmed, “I like women. I don’t like boys.”
The mother of two reassured her son and all those watching that no matter his sexual orientation, she would accept him no matter what. She also stated that she really did not care whether or not Bimby was gay, as long as he excelled in life.
Both Aquinos then addressed the homophobia that Bimby had been experiencing over the years. “They’re entitled to their own opinion on what they think about me, just as long as you don’t attack me. Like if you’re saying, ‘I think Bimb’s gay,’ I’ll respect that. I’ll say, ‘No, I’m not gay.’ But if you say, ‘Beki si Bimb, kadiri!’ (Bimb’s gay, gross!) That’s wrong,” he said.
For him, the important thing is that people have respect for each other while having differing opinions.
This is not the first time Bimby has respectfully shut down rumors claiming he was gay. In another video posted by mother Kris in 2017, Bimby had asked bashers, “Why would you judge a child?”
“Don’t judge a child. It’s because we’re still learning about ourselves and puberty hasn’t struck for me yet.”
If it wasn’t clear before, we can all learn a thing or two from Bimby!