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On Fajardo and Misleading Concepts Against Gays

There was a post in Rainbow Bloggers Philippines, but was removed by the author, regarding Designer Angelino "Boyet" Fajardo's wild behavior at Duty Free last March 13, 2009. Let's review this issue and check on the misleading concepts brought by the incident to the LGBT Community. As a part of RBP's advocacy on the dignity of the LGBT Filipino people, we are not suppose to hide Fajardo's behavior but simply express our notion on his unlikely attitude.



Video: TV Patrol News on Fajardo's Unlikely Behavior @ Duty Free


Throwing Stones.
If we will search in youtube and look for his video, obviously, you will see a lot of negative comments. One of the example is this one:
Tang ina mo Boyetta.... bakla kana animal kapa.....hindi ganyan ang mga taga Pampanga....anakputa ka...damonyos.....idemanda yan at huwag magpa ayos. mga pare ko sa duty free, kayong nasa fashion design, expell him please... she's a liability. we will not let this issue die.
Let us give an emphasis on the phrase "BAKLA KA NA, ANIMAL KA PA" as if being gay is something wrong, aside from that, the issue it another bad impact on the Kapampangan, which is another story. Try reading more of the post and you will see words such as "Baklang Baboy", "Matapobreng Bading" and most words have "bakla" and "bading" in them, not just in youtube, but in other websites, blogs, and the like that posted their articles on Boyet Fajardo.

Another comment is this:
ø„¸ ¨°º¤„¸¸„ø¤º° ¨¸„ø¤º°¨ Copy and paste
¨°º¤ø„¸ FAJARDO ¸„ø¤º°¨ this if u think
¸„ø¤º°¨ SUCKS! ` `°º¤ø„¸ boyet sucks!
¸„ø¤º° ¨ø¤º°¨¨°º¤ø„¸
(Creative di ba)

Boyet is Gay. So?
Ok, now let's go back. He is gay. Quoting Empress Maruja in his email to RBP's E-group which states that the controversy about Boyet Fajardo only gave an excuse to many Filipinos to express their hatred towards gays. Just read at the comments being given against him: "Dapat sa baklang 'yan bitayin", "Hinayupak na baklang 'yan...". You know what I mean. Although I do not applaud what Mr. Fajardo did to the helpless cashier, I do hope we should not pick on him just because he is homosexual. Another message that is worth reading is Oliver's message: "The fact is, that designer was just and INDIVIDUAL and prior to this encounter he wasn't really known. SO for him to 'represent' the gay community is ridiculous..." Therefore, the bottom line here is, despite the behavior showed by the said designer, we should not tag all homosexuals, specially the gays (bakla), with the attitude expressed by Boyett Fajardo. We are adding more stereotypes to the LGBT community and may lead to greater discrimination in the Philippines.



Video: TV Patrol News on Fajardo's Apology

Justice.
The offense was done to the Duty Free employee, and Boyett asked for an apology together with his so called alibis. Should we boycott the designer's products? Well, let us leave this case to the Commission on Human Rights and not create more aggressive actions towards Boyett. Dahil ba sa bakla siya kaya niya minaltrato ang empleyado? Hindi. Ginawa niya iyon dahil siya si Boyet Fajardo. Lastly, this is not a case of gender identity but an issue on social stratification and human rights violation.


Note: This is not an official statement of RBP to the Boyet Fajardo case.

Comments

blagadag said…
Maging bakla man o hindi, babae o lalaki, tomboy o hindi, muherista o silahista, mayaman of maralita dapat balikan ang turo ng mga guro noong bta pa tayo. Be humble. Maging mabait palagi. Pagod man tayo o hindi dapat palaging kagalang-galang. Ganyan lang ka simple, sana.
line of flight said…
The Boyet controversy can help clarify the LGBT's movement(s) position(s) regarding class relations and the relationship between desire, capital and power.

I think its interesting that there were no youtube comments saying: mataba ka na, animal ka pa. o apat ang mata mo, animal ka pa. An analysis of why bakla was chosen over all of the other things to pick up on may be useful, strategically.
Mark Ryan said…
its inevitable. putting some logic into these people's mind is just ridiculous.

i'm just way too fed up with people having a negative notion with the word gay: whats wrong with being gay anyway?

its being boxed-up in that old stereotype that sucks.

i wouldn't really give much to these kind of people, i've already given up with the fact these people will accept us with their rock-hard stubborness and arrogance. Maybe their successors will, but them? sigh
Ming Meows said…
the problem is our culture's hatred towards our sexuality. it cannot be solved overnight. however, we can educate each one at a time.
Herbs D. said…
so what are your plan guys? SUNUGIN? hahaha
Oliver said…
HUWAW may mention! yiiieee!!!

hindi madaling baguhin ang pagtingin ng kamadlaan sa ating mga bading... dahil maraming di nakakaunawa... maraming prejudiced na gawa ng konserbatibong kultura... at dahil madami din sa atin ang talaga namang ginagatungan ang stereotypes...

Pero naniniwala ako na balang araw ay mababago din ito... one way or another... sumusulong naman ang mga tao, kahit papaano... tiyaga lang mga kapatid at vigilance
Anonymous said…
what's wrong with homosexuality? come on, gising! wag kang matulog tulugan, homosexuality is an abnormal condition! nakakita ka na ba ng lalakeng asong kumakasta ng kapwa lalake? well, siguro meron pero ang sagwa di ba? kahit balibaligtarin nyo ang babae is para lang sa lalake and vice versa! wag nyo na kasing ipilit!!!... pagtatawanan lang kayo!!! ang abnormalidad is abnormalidad, kaya dapat sa inyo sa mental!!!
ed from dubai said…
Nakakatawa at nakakaawa kayong mga bakla! Kahit tabunan nyo ng mapalamuting mga salita ang justification nyo sa kaimoralidad ninyo, nakakatawa pa rin kayo at nakakasuka! sample, meron na bang Gay pageant na hindi pinagtawanan at nirespeto ng mga tao?... hahaha,,, in your dreams mga abnoy!!!... malaya kayong maglakad sa kalsada at idisplay ang mga nakatwa nyong itsura, pero kahit kelan, hindi namin lulunukin ang inyong kaimoralan!
Pura said…
ang sarap sampalin nitong baklang efekera na ito... i actually dont want to blog about this guy... super waste of energy.. nakakahiya sa quuerdom ang ginawa niya... diosmio..
Ian said…
kakahiya hehehe
JC.TSU said…
Haayz.. Bakit nga ba ang pagiging bakla ang unang-unang ginagawang dahilan kung bakit nakakagawa ng masama ang tao? Grabe naman un..

Saka bakit parang sila-sila lang ang nakaka-appreciate at nakakaintindi kung bakit nagiging "panlalait" ang tawagin ang isang tao na "bakla"?

Saka bakit may mga homophobic straight" people na nagcocomment sa isang gay blog?? In the first place, bakit kayo nagbabasa ng isang gay blog kung nandidiri kayo sa mga gays!? Haller!! Hmpf

>.<
Levi said…
I know it would be to late for me to comment on this issue.

But I guess what he did was really wrong. The fact we are trying our best to be accepted but there are some people are there who is try to bring us down with them.

I proud to be Gay! I want to show the whole world that being Gay is not just "Mr. F" but more than what they see or hear from the News.

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