Charice Proves to Be the Bigger Person
Some people hate Celine Dion, not Charice, of course. She basically grew up drawing pictures of herself alongside idol Celine Dion and started crooning songs at the age of 4, when her mom wasn’t home. When she was invited to Oprah in 2008, she got the chance to perform My Heart Will Go On, at the satellite view of Celine who invited her to perform Because You Loved Me for her mother in Madison Square Garden.
A number of albums and awards, as well as a much talked about botox treatment [1, don’t ever do it again, Charice] in honor of her guest-starring on everyone’s then-favorite gay show Glee later, Charice had kept a relative low profile until photos of herself sporting a tomboy look surfaced. It didn’t take long for Charice to open up, in a rather low-key interview in her native Philippines [transcript in English], when the interviewer asked her straight up if she was a lesbian.
What struck me the most about her “coming out” weren’t her actual words to say “yes, I am.”  — the most amazing thing was this part:
I have deep gratitude for the Filipinos because they are the ones who know who I really am. … I don’t know what the problem is because for me, there is no problem with that. So now I ask for forgiveness from those who don’t understand. And those who cannot accept. I apologize: I understand you.
After that, it doesn’t matter if there are people online spreading their newly found hatred for Charice, because… well, she understands you.