Mark Bautista admitted that his decision to admit that he’s a member of the LGBTQ community made some of his former colleagues stay away from him.
In an interview with Boy Abunda, Mark said that while he had no regrets about coming out, he admitted that it quickly affected his social life and career.
According to him, he felt that some of his friends were already distancing themselves because of his admission.
However, he was surprised that some people who were not even close to him expressed their support.
“Meron naman sa showbiz na naging distant dahil feeling nila I was just doing it for publicity, so medyo doon ko nakilala ang pagkatao.” Mark said.
“Mas na-shock ako sa mga taong hindi ko in-expect na magsu-support sa akin. Mas yun ang pinanghahawakan ko,” he added.
Despite being part of the LGBTQ community, Mark said that he was still interested in doing roles for straight men.
But according to him, most of the offers he was receiving were different now than before.
“Nagkaroon na ng limitation yung ibinibigay na offers, o nai-stereotype na yung roles na puwedeng ibigay sa akin. Gusto ko pa ring gawin na parang, like normal na role, or like yung straight na role.” he stated.
“So, after nung mag-book ako, marami ring nag-offer sa akin na movies na gagawin, but puro BL (Boys Love),” he added.
He was also worried that his admission would affect his singing career and questioning himself if he was still sellable to the concert-goers.