Maxine Medina says sorry to transgender beauty queen Angela Ponce.
MAXINE MEDINA – The Miss Universe Philippines 2016 Maxine Medina apologized over offending comment last year about transgender beauty queen Angela Ponce.
A year after making a comment about the first ever transgender Angela Ponce to have graced the Miss Universe pageant last year representing Spain, Pinay beauty queen Maxine Medina realized and learn the weight of her words. She might not have any bad intentions about speaking up her opinion, however, to some, the words and the thought left a bad taste.
Now, as a human being, admitting and owning up her mistakes, she wrote in an Instagram post, “While I was truly caught in a moment, I’ll graciously and humbly say that it was misinformed, and lacking in empathy and understanding. I know first-hand how it is to feel invalidated as I have been bullied all my life, been called names.”
“Well kung gusto nila talaga sumali, may mga pageants naman na for them, na right for them, so let’s give them an idea na meron namang pageant for them, para namanequal din sa girls diba,” that’s what her comment said regarding the matter based on Rappler.
She further added in her apology, she in fact proud of Ponce for making and crossing such a big leap in that field to inspire others and showed no fear in terms of making a change.
“Having been made aware, I am humbling myself as a human being. Now, it is my hope that whether it’s Miss Universe and all the other pageants in the world, women and transwomen continue to dream big and prove themselves that as a woman, you can do anything to be the queens you want to be,” she ended her post.
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