'Lesson learned': Pia says sorry for comment on wanting a gay child


Posted at Dec 30 2017 12:52 AM | Updated as of Dec 30 2017 02:02 AM

Pia Wurtzbach isn't the type to shy away from a question, for better for worse. 

The Miss Universe 2015 winner apologized after her comment on wanting to have a gay child. 

Following her controversial "Tonight With Boy Abunda" interview, she wrote on Twitter: "Namiss interpret lang po. Meant no malice at all. I didnt mean to offend anyone. I’m sorry for the misunderstanding."

During her guest appearance on the late-night talk show, Wurtzbach was asked why she wanted a gay child

She answered: "Because I really believe na aalagaan ka nila kapag matanda ka na. Not to say na hindi ka aalagaan kung straight iyong anak mo, pero based on my experience, iba mag-alaga iyong beki."

"And gusto kong ma-experience iyong mayroon [anak akong] excited na bihisan ako, ayusan ako, alagaan ako — parang magiging best friend ko . . . Nai-imagine ko na iyong anak ko magiging best friend ko beki siya," she added. 

Her remarks didn't sit well with the LGBT community, which found her comment to be highly insensitive as it painted a belittling, stereotypical perception of gay men. 

Even Wurtzbach acknowledged that she was in the wrong, saying that the one thing she learned after all the brouhaha was to be "always always be cautious with what you say!"