The Willie Revillame Alleged Child Abuse situation clearly has divided the entire nation as the issues now becomes a national issue. Why it is a national issue is based on the primary principle that Children Welfare and Human Rights are all together a national interest. I can't help it but to feel sad on how some people could not see the subtleness of the vicious act of exploitation on that moment and rather than stopping it, people ended up looking at a gyrating minor as an entertainment. With the swiftness of words as it travels through the seemingly frictionless social networks had this issue branched out and the situation grows sadder as some people (well, they are of WR's side) resort to uncalled ad hominems to retaliate. What should have been a discourse discussed purely by minds is being turned to mudslingings by those who keeps standing their ground for their "loyalty" to WR.
I am talking about Cristy Fermin and her seriously uncalled comment on her radio show. In her defense to Willie Revillame, Fermin said that a "singer" (yes she didn't directly named who) has no right to talk about morality because "the singer" lives an immoral life. I know I would be filling in the blanks here but the context of the statement clearly points out to Aiza Seguerra. So, what does Cristy Fermin try to insinuate in this statement? Obviously she is referring to Aiza Seguerra's sexuality and the message that came to me on that instant Fermin said that statement was that she equalizes being homosexual to immorality.
This is totally uncalled for. Clearly, for a lack of better argument, Fermin just carelessly, again, threw mud in the wrong direction. First and foremost, it is out of the topic talking about immorality and homosexuality. Secondly, it is disgusting that she equated gay as immoral.
This has disturbed me and it hurts for me to hear this kind of statements. As a proud homosexual, the struggle to find my sexuality and identity is hard enough, not to mention the name callings I am getting for being gay. In this era of modernization and freedom of expression, anti-gay statements are totally a no-no as they are a form of discrimination. I know that Fermin knows this but she seems off the line as she only saying this to desperately cover Revillame's ass. She can definitely defend Willie to all of her liking but it is not right for her to comment on things that is not a part of the issue at discourse. We are supposed to be talking about the existence of "child abuse" on that night of March 12 when Jan Jan gyrated in the national television.
There are a lot of discourse going on everywhere. Call it a circus, but I know for a fact that this issue will end at a point where we are all learned a lesson. For this case, the circumstances teaches us that Child Abuse is not limited to physically harming a child but the definitions extends to cases where in the "abuse" and "exploitations" are so sublime that we can easily overlook on to this. If we are going to discuss things and provide evidences to prove our argument, let's maintain the discourse in an intelligent level and not to resort--ever-- to name callings and ad hominems. And as for Fermin, I think it must be proper for her to apologize to Aiza Seguerra and to the LGBT community for what she has said.