- Maxine Medina is part of the MEGA Magazine’s campaign for equality
- She posted a message on her social media account about the celebration
- The beauty queen immediately drew flak because of her participation
Miss Universe-Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina received heavy backlash from netizens after she became a part of the MEGA equality campaign.
KAMI learned that the said event aimed to uphold the rights of the members of LGBTQ+ community, as various celebrities posed in front of the camera with the sign “We are equal.”
It can be remembered that the beauty queen made a remark before that was against transgender women joining the prestigious Miss Universe pageant.
“Well, kung gusto [nila] talaga sumali, may pageants naman for them, na right for them… Para naman din equal sa girls, ‘di ba?” she quipped last year.
This became the reason why a lot of netizens were outrageous after seeing Maxine in the event, which was primarily made to celebrate the Pride Month.
The Binibining Pilipinas titleholder also posted on Instagram her version of support to the LGBTQ+ community, contrary to her previous statement.
“On this day of independence, we are breaking barriers. More than just nationalistic pride, today marks a freedom of self – where we dismiss the fear of being judged, show the world who we truly are, and stand with confidence in our truth,” she wrote.
Here are the comments of social media users:
In a previous article by KAMI, Maxine was bashed by netizens after posting a daring swimsuit photo on social media.
Maxine Medina is a Filipino beauty queen and model who won the Miss Universe-Philippines crown in 2016. She was one of the heavy favorites during the Miss Universe pageant but she failed to bring home back-to-back crowns for the country.
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