Acceptance and Understanding

I have written about BB Gandanghari in this post which still has to be updated.

So let’s try to be a little showbiz this time and write down our thoughts when BB said that Rustom is dead when he came out.

My thoughts:

I was not really a fan of Rustom but there is no denying the fact that I, and I am sure a lot would agree on this, find him physically attractive.

I was able to watch him tell all to Keanna during that controversial and dramatic (and funny) Pinoy Big Brother episode. I respected him for that.

I respected him more when there was no move on his part (as far as I can recall seeing him on tv which is entirely different from what is going on when there were no cameras) to dress and act like gay.

I was really, really surprised when he came out as BB Gandanghari! I mean, it was different seeing him as”Tita Patty” in Eva Fonda (halatang bang Kapamilya) but to see him as himself, dressed like a woman and being more physically beautiful than other women, had me floored. Suddenly I lost the respect I had for him.

But this soon changed when we met her (o ayan, her na) during the blogger event because I was able to hear explanations not just about her change but about the process she went through.

Coming out of the closet is not just the issue in cases like this. Its the acceptance and understanding of the people close to them, the unconditional love, and not being discriminated for being unique and being able to express feelings and emotions without guilt.  I think, there are the things that matter most.

And as BB said, change is good.

18 Responses to Acceptance and Understanding

  1. Thanks iMom 🙂

  2. Thanks,Lovely, sure is nice to do posts like these once in a while, however controversial it may seem 😀

  3. NP 🙂

  4. Yes, a fashion icon she is 🙂

  5. True,Rachel,it takes a lot of courage to do what he did 🙂

  6. I’m just so thrilled it’s Rustom becoming BB Gandanghari and not Robin. God forbid, if that’s the case I swear I will faint clean away!

    Hahahaha!

  7. Yes, change for the better is good 🙂

  8. yes, that’s true so we have to be objective, at least 🙂

  9. hi Julie! I posted pala for this, i forgot to tell you, hehe.
    here: http://imomonline.net/?p=1575

  10. Ciao teacher Julie,

    Linking yo here: http://myracounteurattempt.blogspot.com/2009/03/weekly-questions-40-and-41.html for my post.

    Have a good weekend!

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  12. Sorry for my late post.

    The move to reveal a new persona merits some form of admiration. Not everyone has the courage to fight for one’s happiness especially when it means going out of the norm.

    Here’s the rest of my post:
    http://mysoulfulthoughts.com/2009/03/20/weekly-question-38/

  13. Thanks for pointing out the non-visible comment link on my entry. It’s now on.

    http://delineatingdes.blogspot.com/2009/03/when-closet-queen-comes-out.html

    Have a happy week!

  14. I am a big fan of Rustom hehe I even bought some notebooks with him on the cover LOL 😀

    I consider BB as a fashion icon though :”D

  15. I’m just so thrilled it’s Rustom becoming BB Gandanghari and not Robin. God forbid, if that’s the case I swear I will faint clean away! lol…

    Mine is up:

    http://delineatingdes.blogspot.com/2009/03/when-closet-queen-comes-out.html

  16. i agree, change is good! as long as it’s for the better. 🙂

    done with mine!

  17. yaay, honestly dont want to hit the nerves of others…

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