Filipino actor, model, and influencer Tony Labrusca is setting the record straight about his sexuality once and for all.
Last week, the 25-year-old shared a video with his 1.4 million followers reading some of the comments people have left on his page. Among them was one that said, “You’re so gay,” and another that read, “You’re still in the closet.”
Labrusca began by saying he gets “frustrated” by comments like these because he wishes people would focus on his “capabilities” as an actor instead of who he has sex with.
To date, Labrusca has been in nine films and made nearly a dozen TV appearances in the Philippines since 2016.
“It makes me feel like no amount of work or accomplishments that I’ve done. I feel it gets undermined,” he said.
But it’s sort of a double-edged sword because, at the same time, Labrusca says having people make assumptions about him means “people are intrigued by me at the end of the day.”
As for whether he identifies as gay, Labrusca says he hates to disappoint but “I don’t identify myself as homosexual.”
Then he adds, “But I don’t think that matters anymore. Even if I said I wasn’t gay, the people who think I am gay are going to keep believing I am gay. There’s nothing I can do that can change their minds.”
“That’s out of my control, you know what I mean?”
He continued by saying that he doesn’t think he could win either way.
“If I did say I was gay, some people still wouldn’t believe me, or some people would still hate me. They would say I’m doing it for attention, or they’ll say I’m queerbaiting.”
He concluded, “So my point is, whatever I say, whatever I do, whatever I identify as, it doesn’t matter.”
At least he doesn’t seem too bothered by any of it.
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