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Netizens React to Ricky Reyes’ Statement About LGBTQ+ Issue

RICKY REYES – Gay icon Ricky Reyes’ remarks about the LGBTQ+ community and SOGIE bill elicited mixed reactions from the netizens.

Following a previous article, the celebrity hairdresser Ricky Reyes gave his honest opinion about the LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer) rights and SOGIE (Sexial Orientation and Gender Identity and Expression) bill seeking to protect the gay people from discrimination.

The 69-year-old gay icon expressed that the affairs of the LGBTQ+ members should be kept among themselves. Proclaiming to everyone that they are gay is not really necessary.

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Ricky Reyes said even if they have undergone surgery, he/she will still think like a gay man. He joked that no matter how much you grind them, they will still come out as gay “hamburgers.”

The hairdresser said that he does not understand why some gay people have to insist themselves on public establishments that turn them away. He also does not believe in same-sex marriage despite being in a same-sex relationship for more than 4 decades.

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Netizen’s reaction to Ricky Reyes’ statements were divided. His views gathered both criticism and praise from the online community.

A Twitter user behind @jebtizon said his reactions are obsolete just like how he designs hair.

@mamser pointed out that the gay icon is coming from a “position of privilege.” He disregarded other LGBTQ+ members’ experience.

A Twitter user behind @RichFlavored said Reyes is a “traitor” of the LGBTQ+ community. He dug one of his past saying he once terminated an employee for being positive of HIV. He and his management were allegedly found guilty of discrimination.

Meanwhile, other Twitter users praised Ricky Reyes for his opinions.

Twitter user named Jerry B. Gracio backed the hairdresser for considering her daughter’s safety in public restrooms.

He’s older and wiser that’s why he knows what’s best for the gay community said @azon64.

While @gaaaaaaaaaabbbb protected the celebrity from the gay sector in her post.

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