- Mark Anthony Fernandez is against a gay person becoming president of the country
- The actor clarified that he has nothing against gays and even recognized their talents, particularly those in the showbusiness
- He said as a voter, he would not vote for a gay president who is expected to lead the army and the police
- He then reiterated that he does not have any issue against any member of the LGBTQ+ community, adding that he has many gay friends
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Mark Anthony Fernandez is not in favor of gays getting elected as president.
The actor made the declaration during the media conference of ‘Barumbadings.’
In a report by Bandera.Inquirer, the actor said that it would alright for him if a gay individual gets elected as Mayor or Vice Mayor but not as president.
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“Hindi ako papayag. Kung mayor, puwede. Vice mayor, puwede. Pero to lead the army, the police, ako hindi ako papayag bilang botante,” Mark Anthony said.
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He then cited Teri Onor, who ran and won as Vice Mayor, as his example.
“Mayor, puwede katulad ni Teri Onor. Love na love ko ‘yan, pero kung tatakbo siyang presidente, pang-mayor ka lang,” the actor said.
In a report by Manila Times, Teri Onor filed his COC on October 7 for reelection as Vice Mayor in Abucay, Bataan.
Mark Anthony clarified, however, that he has nothing against gay individuals and in fact has many friends from the LGBTQ+ community.
“Wala naman akong masamang notion sa kanila, pero minsan, nagkatampuhan kami noong ako ang pinagkamalan na ganoon,” the actor explained.
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The actor also praised LGBTQ+ members for making it good in the shobiz industry.
“Pero nang malinaw ko po yun, umokey naman. Nawala yung tampo. I think as actors, yung gay comedians natin, they’re good actors, firecrackers, ice breakers,” the actor said.
In March, Mark Anthony hugged the headlines after reports of him getting special treatment to get inoculated with COVID vaccine surfaced online.
The mayor of the LGU where he got his vaccine defended the move, according to a CNN report.
Mark Anthony Lacsamana Fernandez, simply known in the Philippine showbiz industry as Mark Anthony Fernandez, is a Pinoy actor. He was born on January 18, 1979 to action star Rudy Fernandez and actress-turned-politician Alma Moreno. Mark Anthony is one of the members of the popular 90s group, gwapings. He has portrayed various roles in both TV and movie.
About two months ago, veteran columnist Lolit Solis revealed a heart-wrenching information about Mark Anthony Fernandez when the actor was still a small boy. She said that Mark would often transfer from the house of his mother, Alma Moreno, to the house of his father, Rudy Fernandez, and then back to Alma’s house again. Lolit said that when the young Mark goes to the house of his dad, he would see his half-siblings from his father’s side, Rap and Renz, and their mother, Lorna Tolentino, and when he goes back to his mom, he would see his half-sibling, Vandolph, and his mother’s partner, Dolphy. During those times, Mark would then ask where does he really belong.
Also a couple of months ago, Claudine Barretto, the ex-GF of Mark Anthony, posted a new photo with the actor.They are doing a movie together and she captioned the photo that they are already going back to their hotel. She said that they are packing up, denoting an end of a shoot. Many netizens, especially the fans of the actress, expressed their happiness at seeing Clau smiling with Mark.