MANILA – While netizens from all over the world are abuzz about Charice's coming out , FIlipino celebrities also took to the microblogging site Twitter to give props to the young singer after she admitted that she is gay.
In her own account, “Umagang Kay Ganda” host Bianca Gonzalez told Charice: “You are no less of a person and artist. Don't mind the bashers.”
Award-winning TV producer Michael Carandang and "The Voice of the Philippines" coach Lea Salonga both believe Charice has inspired more gays and lesbians to come out.
Pulitzer-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas, meanwhile, tweeted: "Charice didn't really come out. She is letting people in. Much respect and admiration."
Charice’s godparents Julius Babao and Christine Bersola also said they are proud of the singer’s courage to come out.
As for columnist Dolly Ann Carvajal, she said Charice’s coming out brought back memories of when her own son IC Mendoza admitted that he is gay.
“It is not an easy thing but it’s the right thing to do,” she said.
Well-known international blogger Perez Hilton said he is also proud of the former “Glee” star after making that bold move.
"So proud of you!!!! You are opening doors and hearts and minds with your bravery and honesty! Leading by example! BIG HUG!! xo," he said.
Sexy singer Mocha Uson, for her part, said she is hoping Charice would inspire “other celebrities to stop pretending & just be proud of who they really are!”
Aubrey Miles also said: “Si Charice Pempengco umamin na. She's a lesbian... I salute your courage.”
Actress Bubbles Paraiso said Charice’s revelation actually did not make her any less of a person.
As for entertainment reporter Ginger Conejero, she said: “May you continue to feel free and happy Charice #propsforyourcourage and may your prayers for reconciliation come true.”
Charice finally broke her silence amid speculations about her sexual preference on Sunday. In an exclusive interview with Boy Abunda on "The Buzz" that aired on Sunday, Charice admitted that she is lesbian. "Opo, tomboy po ako," she said.
Charice also broke down as she apologized to her family and fans who are disappointed by her her coming out, while thanking those who continue to support her.
Charice told Abunda that she feels free about coming out.