Comedienne Chariz Solomon took to her Instagram account on July 16 to air her support for her younger brother, Pinoy Big Brother All In housemate Fifth Pagotan who recently confessed to being a bisexual. Chariz posted a photo of Fifth together with his twin Fourth and with a caption to assure them that they will be loved by their family no matter what.
"Ah basta kami nila jiro, KC, mama, seira, daddy, apollo, nestor zel and ng family love na love na love namin kayo :) at mas masaya ang bahay natin kesa sa bahay nila :) sa bahay natin walang manghuhusga sa inyo! Mahal na mahal namin kayong dalawa," she wrote.
Chariz’s post, as well as her brother’s decision, has earned praise and words of encouragement from her followers who commented on the post.
A teaser of Fifth’s confession about his preference on Wednesday even trended on Twitter worldwide. His confession, which eventually aired on July 17, came right on the heels of an anonymous comment read to them by host Robi Domingo insinuating something about a nameless housemate’s sexuality.
While he appeared to be initially hesitant to open up about himself, citing the fulfillment of his dreams and his friends and family’s reaction, Fifth nevertheless confessed to being bisexual. “Sasabihin ko na lang po. Malalaman ko rin naman po kung sino ‘yung mga taong talagang totoo sa akin. Open-minded po ako na tao at ‘yun po kung marami po na hindi tanggap ‘yun okay lang. Siguro po basta alam ko po ‘yung sarili ko at ‘yung mga tao pong nagmamahal sa akin, ‘yun po… Bisexual po ako.”
Fifth further revealed that his family and a good number of his friends already knew about it. Despite admitting his fears, Fifth reasoned that his decision to come out was basically to rid him of future problems that he could possibly face. “Siguro pinapansin na rin ng iba, kaya tatanggapin ko na lang para ‘wag na magamit para masaktan ako. Kasi sa sarili ko tinanggap ko na,” he said.
He also recalled during the same episode how tough growing up was for him as he was always teased as the “malambot” while Fourth has been considered “lalaking-lalaki.”