Fitness coach Miguel Chanco apologizes to Alex Diaz, LGBTQ+ community

Published November 6, 2019, 2:05 AM

by Manila Bulletin Entertainment

Fitness coach Miguel Chanco has reportedly extended his apology to actor-singer-host Alex Diaz, who sent him an indecent proposal.

“I have reached out to Alex Diaz and apologized to him. He graciously accepted, and I am so thankful for that,” he said in a PEP article.

MIGUEL CHANCO (Facebook)

MIGUEL CHANCO (Facebook)

The latter revealed he also said sorry to the LGBTQIA (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, asexual) community for exposing the gender preference of the 25-year-old Kapamilya star.

“I’d like to extend my apologies to the whole LGBTQ community and to everyone who was affected. It was an incident I regret,” he said. “Looking forward, I hope our respective work can continue to empower people, regardless of gender or sexual orientation.”

‘Indecent proposals’

Recall that last month, the celebrity was on a hot topic after Miguel exposed Alex’s “offensive” action.

On Facebook, he claimed Alex sent him an “insulting” message. He then uploaded and shared the screenshot of their conversation.

The message started with Alex messaging Miguel with “coach” where the latter replied: “Yes.”

Then the 25-year-old artist’s message read: “Between us do you accept indecent proposals,” which Miguel answered with: “no baka sampalin kita ng pera.”

Alex immediately apologized, but Miguel asked the young star why he doesn’t know how to show respect.

“Hinahangaan ko lang fitness mo sir… Pasensya na,” the text read.

Later, Alex sent Miguel a message where he pleaded to have his post removed from their conversation.

“Coach my job is on the line. trabaho ko po yung nakaslalay. could you Please delete it. i am so sorry, ive learned my lesson,” the message read. “Im so sorry… I dont know how i can recover from this my family is counting on me im sorry.”

Miguel capped of the conversation with: “May kapatid ka, may pamilya ka… Gusto mo bilhin din sila ng ibang tao na mayayaman?”

The fitness coach said through post that he doesn’t know who Alex is, but he shared about ti because it was the second time that the latter has sent him the same kind of message.

“Nung una hinayaan ko lang kasi sayang lang sa oras pag pinatulan ang mga bastos,” he wrote. “Kunwari magpapa online keto coach daw sya for fat loss then sabay banat ng ganyan. Pero second time na ito and ayoko ganyan tingin sa akin ng tao. It costs $0.00 to treat someone with respect.”

ALEX DIAZ (Instagram)

ALEX DIAZ (Instagram)

“Kaming mga nasa Fitness Industry, nagtatrabaho kami ng maayos. We do our best para mag improve ang health and physique ng clients namin. Wag nyo gawin sa amin ang ayaw nyo gawin ng iba sa anak nyo, kapatid nyo or mga pinsan,” he wrote.

Public apology

After the brouhaha, Alex gave his side of the story on his social media account.

“Thank you for the thousands of messages of love and support all over twitter and my message requests here on instagram. I am going to release a full statement when the time is right but for now I would just like to say sorry and thank you,” he started.

Relating how he wants to ask forgiveness from his management, the brands, supporters, friends, his family and everyone else that he let down by “what I did and/or who I am.”

“I’m sorry, I was wrong in my actions and failed to uphold the values I so strongly try to convey online. It was not my intention to hurt anyone or elude the truth of who I am for all these years but rather a showbiz decisions based on the state of our nation in regards to acceptance and representation of who I am,” he explained.

Alex thanked everyone for not failing to remind him that he is human and that he too is loved.

“Never again will I be shackled by the fear of what might be said about who I am for fear of losing my career and instead, I will seek help, heal and champion change, acceptance and representation for the bisexual community and/or anyone who is met with prejudice in our society,” he revealed.

“I see now that my actions are not caused by but rather the effect of the unhealthy and toxic suppression of all of who I am as a human being. I’m in a better place now,” the budding actor added. “My passion is performing, making people happy & making people smile. My only hope is that I can continue to use this platform to do such in whatever new path this universe-given experience has opened up for me. For now, I will rest, reevaluate and come back stronger and better than ever.”

Later, Alex announced he’ll take time off from work to “re-access” everything that had happened.

“Leaving the ph now for a little while. see you all in time. heres to being better than before soon—in mind, body and in spirit, cheers,” he wrote.

 
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