What is ‘deadnaming,’ and why are Filipinos so drawn to doing it?
In June 2017, the entertainment world was shaken by the introduction of Jake Zyrus to the world. The Filipino singer marked his rebirth by erasing all traces of his past and remaking his legacy under a new name and identity. Though it has been many years since Zyrus first graced Glee, his love for singing remained the same. […]
Jake Zyrus has a message for those who miss Charice
Jake Zyrus, formerly known as Charice Pempengco, has had enough of people making snide remarks about his sexuality. In 2017, he came out to the world as a trans man, and has been enduring the stigma of transphobia since then. In a now-deleted Instagram story, Zyrus addressed ‘entitled’ people who claimed they ‘miss’ Charice Pempengco. […]