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Lea Salonga tweets about gay people; translating Rajo Laurel’s tweet

Netizens chuckle over Salonga’s literal translation of Laurel’s tweet.

  • Twitter followers of Lea Salonga laughed over their idol’s literal translation of Rajo Laurel’s Tagalog tweet.
  • Laurel stressed the fact that gays will always be gay regardless of the situation.
  • This is after Makati Chief Harold Depositar said that even gay men have the urge to touch women as they’re also male. 

Lea Salonga made her followers chuckle when she tweeted a literal translation of Rajo Laurel’s tweet regarding gay people.

Members of the LGBTQ+ Community were alarmed when Makati Police Chief Harold Depositar stated that gay men will still have the tendency to touch women as it is a male’s basic instinct.

“Lalaki pa din sila. May instinct ‘yan and… you know, lalo na if you’re under the influence of intoxicating alcohol, and kung may presence of drugs pa — lalo na,” Depositar stated.

This prompted the LGBTQ community and its allies to tweet against the Makati chief’s words. One of which is well-known designer Rajo Laurel, who stated that the gay will always be gay.

Singer and theater actress Lea Salonga used this moment to test her translation skills and translated Laurel’s tweet to English.

“Pardon my translation skills! They need work!” she said.

Netizens then lauded and agreed with her sentiments.

“Hindi nagiging straight ang bakla pag lasing!” a netizen tweeted.

Others joked about Google Translate being replaced by Salonga herself.

Some even said that they would just run to Salonga for translations from now on.

Google Translate should be nervous.

A Twitter user then called out Depositar to listen to Salonga and Laurel’s words.

“To those who know nothing but to discriminate [the] LGBTQ+ community.”

While others took it to a more personal take as they sincerely thanked the singer for being an ally.

Bahaghari then commented on the matter and stressed that gay men are sexually attracted only to men.

“It seems the PNP must be reminded of a simple truth: Gay men are only attracted to men. It is alarming for our law enforcers to insist on branding these men as criminals even when, in the first place, the country has been embroiled in this mess because of the PNP’s inability to conduct a full and thorough investigation before jumping to conclusions,” Bahaghari spokesperson Rey Valmores-Salinas said in an statement.


“The LGBTQ+ are not mere accessories to the bogus narratives they wish to propagate.”

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