Vice Ganda defends Enchong on gay rumors

Posted at 08/18/2014 3:40 PM | Updated as of 08/18/2014 5:32 PM
Enchong Dee and Vice Ganda. Composite Image

MANILA – Comedian Vice Ganda came to the defense of Enchong Dee, amid persistent speculations that the young actor is gay and is not really in a relationship.

This comes after Dee has chosen to remain mum about the identity of her girlfriend, saying he wants to keep their relationship private.

Speaking on “The Buzz” where he was a guest co-host on Sunday, the openly gay comedian admitted that he also used to think that the “Once in a Princess” actor might be a homosexual.

“Kasi ako personally, pinagdudahan ko rin ang pagkatao ni Enchong. Minsan sa buhay ko sinabi ko sa sarili ko ‘Bakla itong si Enchong.’ May lambot kumilos, effeminate,” he said.

But Vice Ganda was quick to add that not all effeminate men are gay.

“Hindi naman lahat ng effeminate at malambot kumilos bakla at hindi rin lahat ng matitigas na lalaki ay totoong lalaki. Hindi naman kapag nakabestida, totoong babae. May nakabestidang tomboy,” he said.

Nonetheless, Vice Ganda quoted a person close to Dee, who told him that the actor is not gay.

“Meron akong taong nakausap na napakalapit sa kanya na kung merong makapagsasabi kung ano si Enchong, siya ‘yun. Tinanong ko, ‘Bakla ba si Enchong?’ Hindi daw. Oh eh ‘di tanggapin ko sarili ko na hindi. Bakit ko ipipilit sa sarili kong bakla kung hindi? Wala namang magagawa sa buhay ko 'yan,” he said.

Vice Ganda also criticized those who continue to insist that Dee is gay.

“Bakit ba pinipilit niyong bakla si Enchong? Unang una, kung bakla, ano naman? May magagawa ba kayo? May problema ba kayo sa bakla? Kung sinabi niyang hindi bakla, bakit hindi niyo pa rin matanggap?

“Get a life. Sinabi niyang hindi siya bakla, wala na tayong magagawa, paniwalaan natin,” he said.