Janine Gutierrez refused to be put down by a basher telling her that she looks gay.
This had to do with Janine’s Instagram post last night, August 3, showing her glam look during the recent press conference for GMA-7’s prime time telefantasya Victor Magtanggol where she is cast as the love interest of lead star Alden Richards.
While a number of netizens complimented Janine for her gorgeous looks, a basher bearing a faceless display photo turned nasty on Janine and told her, “Mukha ka na pong bakla.”
Janine did not take the basher’s nasty comment sitting down and said that calling her “bakla” is not demeaning at all for she has high regard for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community.
She fired back, “Ang compliment!! Ang gaganda nilaaaaa!!!! Mas maganda pa sila sakin!!”
Janine happens to have close friends from the LGBT community and even joined them during the pride month celebration at Marikina Sports Center last June.
At any rate, Janine previously said that she is unfazed by bashers name-calling her on social media since she has learned how to handle naysayers growing up as a daughter of her celebrity parents Lotlot and Ramon Christopher “Monching” de Leon.
“Dahil nung naghiwalay din yung mga magulang ko, andami ko ring narinig [na] alam ko hindi totoo,” said Janine in an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) at the presscon of Victor Magtanggol last July 23.
She continued, “So ngayon na nandito ako, alam ko na kapag may sinasabi tungkol sa akin, hindi porke't sinabi ng ibang tao, ibig sabihin totoo.”
Janine even laughed off being called a “starlet” by naysayers who disapproved of her teamup with Alden Richard.
“Gusto ko na nga magpagawa ng T-shirt na nakalagay 'starlet,' e! Ha-ha-ha!”