Comedian-host Vice Ganda recently revealed the reason why he does not want to have his own child.
The topic was brought up during an episode of It’s Showtime Tawag ng Tanghalan segment last Monday, when a gay contestant shared that he already has two kids — one with his ex-girlfriend and the other one with his current same-sex partner.
Vice praised the contestant and other LGBTQ+members with children of their own for having the guts to raise a family.
“Saludo ako sa’yo ha at sa lahat ng mga miyembro LGBTQ+ na may mga pamilya, nagtataguyod ng pamilya, at matagumpay sa pagiging pamilyado nila. Congratulations sa inyo dahil hindi ko mawari ang tapang at husay ninyo, kasi ako, hindi ko kaya yun,” said Vice Ganda.
The It’s Showtime host shared that he is often asked about having one but explained that he doesn’t want to expose his child to the “cruelty” of the world.
“Sabi ko, kung iisipin ko lang yung kakayahan ko, pwede kong sabihing kaya ko, eh. Pero ayoko kasi talagang i-expose yung magiging anak ko sa cruelty ng mundo.”
He added that he cannot bear the thought of the hardships his child would go through.
“Sa akin, ako yun, kaya ko yun. Pwede kong sabihin handa na ako kasi napagdaanan ko ‘yan, kinaya ko na ‘yan, pero yung bata, hindi ko lubos maisip yung hirap ng magiging anak ko pag sinalbahe nung mga salbahe, di ba?”
“Ako na lang, okay lang kahit mag-isa na lang ako, kahit wala akong anak, basta huwag na lang magdusa yung anak ko, yung magiging anak ko kung saka-sakali.
“Yun ang sa akin, kaya kayo ang tapang niyo, ang husay niyo, saludo ako sa inyo,” he addressed LGBTQ parents.
Vice is currently in a relationship with It’s Showtime regular Ion Perez.