Mark Anthony Fernandez, ayaw diumano sa beking presidente: “Hindi ako papayag”

Mark Anthony Fernandez is not in favor of gays getting elected as president.

The actor made the declaration during the media conference of ‘Barumbadings.’

In a report by Bandera.Inquirer, the actor said that it would alright for him if a gay individual gets elected as Mayor or Vice Mayor but not as president.

“Hindi ako papayag. Kung mayor, puwede. Vice mayor, puwede. Pero to lead the army, the police, ako hindi ako papayag bilang botante,” Mark Anthony said.

He then cited Teri Onor, who ran and won as Vice Mayor, as his example.

“Mayor, puwede katulad ni Teri Onor. Love na love ko ‘yan, pero kung tatakbo siyang presidente, pang-mayor ka lang,” the actor said.

In a report by Manila Times, Teri Onor filed his COC on October 7 for reelection as Vice Mayor in Abucay, Bataan.

Mark Anthony clarified, however, that he has nothing against gay individuals and in fact has many friends from the LGBTQ+ community.

“Wala naman akong masamang notion sa kanila, pero minsan, nagkatampuhan kami noong ako ang pinagkamalan na ganoon,” the actor explained.

The actor also praised LGBTQ+ members for making it good in the shobiz industry.

“Pero nang malinaw ko po yun, umokey naman. Nawala yung tampo. I think as actors, yung gay comedians natin, they’re good actors, firecrackers, ice breakers,” the actor said.

In March, Mark Anthony hugged the headlines after reports of him getting special treatment to get inoculated with COVID vaccine surfaced online.

The mayor of the LGU where he got his vaccine defended the move, according to a CNN report.