ABS-CBN actor and former MYX VJ Alex Diaz has broken his silence on Instagram following a viral Facebook post by fitness coach Miguel Chanco.
The post featured the quote, "'What will people say?' This sentence has killed more dreams than anything else in the world," along with a photo of a person's silhouette looking out into a starry sky.
On October 17, Thursday, in a now-deleted post, Miguel shared screenshots of Alex's social media accounts, as well as those of Alex's private messages to him, allegedly asking if he "accepts indecent proposals."
Miguel claimed that it was the second time that Alex had messaged him about an indecent proposal. Alex, later on, apologized and asked Miguel to delete his messages because these could compromise his career.
In his Instagram post today, October 22, Tuesday, Alex released a partial statement to address the issue.
"Thank you for the thousands of messages of love and support all over Twitter and my message requests here on Instagram," Alex wrote. "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."
Alex went on to share his apologies to his management, sponsors, family, friends, and supporters.
"I'm sorry, I was wrong in my actions and failed to uphold the values I so strongly try to convey online," he said. "It was not my intention to hurt anyone or elude the truth of who I am for all these years but rather a showbiz decision based on the state of our nation in regards to acceptance and representation of who I am."
Alex also talked about how he has found new courage and how he will fight for the acceptance and representation of the bisexual community and prejudiced individuals.
"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 shared how his actions are the result of the "unhealthy and toxic suppression of all of who I am as a human being," and that he is "in a better place now."
It looks like Alex will be taking a break from work in the meantime. He ended his post with emojis, among them a rainbow-colored flag.
"For now, I will rest, reevaluate and come back stronger and better than ever. I love you all, I have learned and I am growing. thank you."