It’s Showtime Kuya Escort Ion Perez is not one to keep his silence when being bashed on social media.
On Monday, June 29, the 29-year-old It’s Showtime mainstay posted on his Instagram account a mirror selfie photo of himself sporting his new dyed hair. The photo showed the male celebrity sitting in a chair with his legs crossed.
However, it was not his hair that the netizens took notice of but his way of sitting.
Netizens took note of his crossed legs, with some even questioning his gender preference.
“Soon to be Bibi Gandang Hari”, “Barbie”, “Paminta”, “Girl na girl”, and “Bayot”, were among the comments implying that he’s gay and coming out out.
These malicious comments didn’t sit well with the Kapamilya celebrity and he hit back at the bashers who really got under his nerves.
One netizen commented that Perez seems to be following the footsteps of BB Gandanghari, a transgender who was formerly known as ’90s matinee idol’ Rustom Padilla.
The real-life boyfriend of the Unkabogable Star Vice Ganda did not like this supposed comparison and clapped backed at the netizen by saying, “kamuka mo aso mo!! Wag naman sana pati ugali sayang ang aso!”
Another commenter said, “Sabi ko na barbie e” to which Perez replied with, “Isa pa tong mukhang tarapal ng motor! Pero wag na ikaw alala ikaw may pakinabang kasi lagi ulan ngayon ok?”
Another netizen called him a “paminta,” gay lingo for a gay man who looks like a straight man.
He replied, “Aba nakapag luto ka ng adobo?? Ubos naba ang basura sa barangay nyo?? Hahahaha.”
In the end, the young male star realized that he won’t gain anything from those people who judge others easily.
He stated: “Ano wala na ba?? Patunay dayo wala pala ako mapapala sa inyo hahahahahaha.”
“Upong koreano bakla agad??? Mga ul*l hahahahaha,” Perez furthered.
Meanwhile, some netizens defended him, pointing out that he is not the only male who poses cross-legged. Citing Korean stars and Hollywood actors are spotted sitting in the same manner, they said this should be normalized in the country and there should be no big deal if Perez does the same.
Some also reminded others not to use the term ‘gay’ or ‘soft’ as an insult or a joke against another person.
Back when he and his boyfriend Vice Ganda revealed the true score between them, speculations that Perez is ‘gay’ surfaced online.
This, because his partner Vice has previously admitted that he’s ‘gay’ and has been involved with few men in the past.
But the breakout star has said that he’s a straight man and it just happened that he fell in love with a gay in the person of the Unkabogable Star.
“Hindi po. Sobrang straight po ako. Nagkataon lang na na-in love ako sa isang bakla.”
Benigno Dungon Perez, much known to the public as Ion Perez is a model who made a mark in the pageant scene. He came to prominence when he became a part of Its Showtime as “Kuya Escort” where his relationship with the famous comedian blossomed into something “special” and real.