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Slater Young Apologizes for His Controversial Statement on Men Fantasizing About Women in Group Chats

Slater Young has released a new episode on his SKY Podcast with his wife Kryz Uy to speak up and apologize for his controversial statement regarding what happens in all-male group chats.

The “Pinoy Big Brother” alum went under fire online recently for expressing his opinion that it’s “normal” for men to send photos of other women in their group chats and “fantasize” about them. “Siyempre, as part of that group, sakyan mo lang. Wala naman, hindi mo naman gusto talaga (Of course, as part of the group, just go with it. You’re not actually interested [in those women]),” he added.

 

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In an episode on Monday, May 15, titled “Addressing the Issue,” Slater admitted that he was wrong for having that mindset.

“It’s been a hard few days. It’s been an eye-opening few days. Sometimes, you think that you did something okay and it takes a little while for it to sink in na oo nga no, mali pala talaga ako,” he shared.

“Just to give context, a few days ago, may nag-send sa amin ng letter and we did a podcast episode about it. This girl wanted to ask if it’s okay for her boyfriend na mayroon siyang group chat na nagse-send ng mga photos of other girls. Ang sagot ko doon, ang daming girls that are more attractive than – I feel ashamed for saying this – ‘more attractive than you and even as attractive as you’ and ‘it’s normal for guys to fantasize about other girls.’ I went as far as to say na kung sa group chat man may magse-send and wala kang magawa, sakyan mo na lang. Diniin ko pa siya na it’s very, very normal. That’s the word I used.”

He then said that it took time for him to get out of his “bubble” and realize the fault in his statement.

“I finally realized na ‘Oh my God, I really made a mistake because I am giving it power to say it’s okay.’ Me saying it’s normal kind of normalizes it and makes it okay. The last thing in my mind and my heart would be to objectify women,” he stressed.

“I should have called it out na yeah it happens but this shouldn’t be okay. We should hold ourselves to a higher standard. Sa akin, ‘Oh it happens, don’t worry about it.’ Yun ang sinabi ko. Yun talaga ang pinakamalaki kong learning. Big eye opener for me.”

He expressed regret over what he said and wished he could “take it all back.”

“When I read the articles, I don’t feel angry. I feel ashamed na parang naquo-quote ako ng ganyan. This is not me and I wish I could take it back. It’s shameful na ‘Slater said this’ and I know for a fact that I said that. Nahiya talaga ako. It’s a learning experience for me especially given the platform that we have. It’s something to move forward and grow on. Kailangan mas malalim yung pag-intindi ko on how my words can have a lot of repercussions.”

“I just want to put this out there that I truly do apologize and I need a little bit more time to reflect. Apologies. That’s not my intention. In my heart, hindi talaga yun ang intention ko. I hope na mapagbigyan,” he ended.

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