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Mother of recently out former Glee star: ‘I used to be a lesbian’, but my daughter should ‘choose’ to be straight too

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  1. ” Raquel said that a divide had formed between Charice and her family since she came out. She said she thought Charice had turned her back on her family…”

    Well, that divide is not created by Charice’s actions. How utterly narrow minded of Charice’s mother. She has a beautiful, talented daughter, who has a great capacity for empathy and love. That is something to be very proud of and celebrate. I pity her mother. Live well Charice, your parents shortcomings are not yours.

  2. Racquel Pempengco, you didn’t choose to be straight, you chose to pretend to be straight and to suppress your lesbianism. That’s your right, but it’s not psychologically health. If you really love your daughter, then don’t demand the same of hypocrisy of her.

  3. “Her mother Racquel Pempengco, has now said: “I used to be a lesbian”. She went on to explain that she “chose” to be straight, after her mother, Tess Relucio, convinced her to start a family.”

    Or to put it another way, Racquel was forced into a sham straight relationship to please her overbearing mum and now feels compelled by sour grapes and a misplaced sense of duty to pass down the misery to the next generation.

  4. Raquel Pempengco is probably bisexual and she has suppressed her lesbian side.
    Being bisexual doesn’t make her 100% straight. Being gay, lesbian, bisexual or straight is not a choice!

    1. One may choose to call oneself ‘Straight’ but that has no effect on whom one finds sexually attractive.

  5. ‘Tess said: “Have some sympathy for your mom.”’

    Surely that’s some kind of sick joke.

  6. “Raquel said that a divide had formed between Charice and her family since she came out. She said she thought Charice had turned her back on her family, and that she did not approve the people she hangs out with.”

    I’m not that wrong, Charice’s family hardly survived (everything is on Youtube). The youngwoman is a lesbian, she still feeds her entire family. How’s that turning her back. If the mother thinks there is divide, she shouldn’t be taking the lesbian’s money.

  7. Kaiden McElliott 10 Jun 2013, 6:00pm

    She ‘chose’ to be straight. No, she chose to be stupid. And, she should be thankful that her daughter is not following in her idiotic footsteps.

  8. MerlynHerne 10 Jun 2013, 6:18pm

    WHY should she “choose” to be straight, you silly cow? Because you can’t deal with being lesbian? Too bad. You made your choice to go against your nature. She is going with hers. Good on her!

  9. Poor Charice, I really feel for her having such a narrow minded mother. It’s called unconditional love for a reason.

  10. Families have no say in how you live your life. If they don’t like it, they can suck ass.

  11. How on earth did you choose to be straight? Oh yeah, her mother convinced her to start a family. Jeez. this article really does disgust me. I mean, seriously.

  12. Typical Ignorant Filipino Family… Coming From A Fellow GayZfilipino.. My FilipiO Mom Accepted Me As I Am Now… It TOok Her A While But She SuPports Me Now… Charice’S Mom Is Beyond Idiotic And Homophobic! It’S Sickening!

  13. Call me cynical, but I am sure that if Charice chose to excommunicate her family then and her current success and wealth continues, then her mother would have a miraculous change of heart.

    Good luck to you Charice. You have a wonderful singing voice and I am sure that you will go even more places. If you don’t have the love of your family then you will have love of your LGBT family an abundance.

  14. Sorry – but why should anyone HAVE to choose to be ANYTHING? You be yourself and let others be themselves. What is this OBSESSION with trying to make people ‘conform’? I just wish people would mind their own business and let others get on with theirs. The days of governments dictating what goes on in people’s bedrooms are LONG gone (unless you have the misfortune to live in Russia or parts of Africa).

  15. “She said she thought Charice had turned her back on her family, and that she did not approve the people she hangs out with.”

    That is a contradiction, madam. YOU disapprove, which means YOU have turned your back on your daughter, not the other way round.

    And brownie points for having this out in the media. Not.

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