- Mark Bautista published a tell-all memoir
- In his book, Mark revealed that he loves both sexes
- Because of the controversial coming out, rumors that he is banned from the Kapamilya network surfaced
Mark Bautista finally set the record straight about his love life and gender.
His tell-all book Beyond the Mark sold out within days of its release. The singer was lauded for his bravery in revealing his intimate relations with another man and speaking his truth.
But it also lead to rumors saying that the Kapamilya network barred him from entering the premises and from appearing on ABS-CBN shows.
However, showbiz columnist Ricky Lo put an end to those rumors by getting an answer directly from Cory Vidanes, ABS-CBN's COO of Broadcast.
In a text message, Cory denied the rumors that Mark is banned.
"No. It's not true," said Cory to Ricky Lo through text.
The columnist also interviewed Mark about the rumored ban. He said he has no idea why people would assume he could be banned from ABS-CBN.
"I wouldn't know. I have no idea," said Mark.
Despite the controversy brought by his revelations, Mark said he felt relieved after getting the book out.
"Relieved that I was finally able to get the load off my chest; lumuwag ang pakiramdam ko na nailabas ko na sa dibdib ko. The question on my mind is, what comes next? What will happen next? But I have no regrets, wala akong pinagsisihan. It's not something that, you know, what if this doesn't work? There has been no hesitation. All I can say is, thank God, I made this move!"
Mark knew publishing the book would impact his career, but he was willing to take the risk.
"When I wrote the book, wala akong inisip na ibang intensyon aside from letting it out of my chest.
"After I wrote it, ang daming nagsabi sa akin, ‘Mark, you are taking a big risk.’ My friends in New York did warn me about how the book would affect my career. And yes, I did fear about losing everything.
"But whatever happens, I am ready. I leave it all to God. His will be done. All I can say is that I feel liberated that I have unburdened a heavy load from my chest. I feel free."
Mark entered showbiz after coming in second place behind Sarah Geronimo in the TV talent search Star for a Night in 2003.
He signed on under Viva Records as a recording artist.
In 2004, he signed a contract with ABS-CBN and became a regular performer in ASAP.
He moved back to GMA in 2010.
In 2014, he performed in the musical Here Lies Love as Ferdinand Marcos. The musical was staged at the Royal National Theatre in London.
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