Hindi nagustuhan ni Miel Pangilinan ang pagbansag sa kanyang ‘lesbian’ ng isang news website matapos niyang ibahagi ang kanyang pagiging miyembro ng LGBTQIA+ community.
Sa kanyang Instagram post, sinabi ng anak ni outgoing Sen. Kiko Pangilinan at megastar Sharon Cuneta na hindi siya isang ‘lesbian’.
“This is incorrect. I am not a lesbian, nor have I claimed to be. I stated specifically on the post that I am queer— and unless stated otherwise don’t just make assumptions that I’m a lesbian based on the fact that I came out or that I held a pride flag. Please inform yourselves. If I was a lesbian I would have said I was a lesbian.” ani Miel.
“I am queer. queer ≠ lesbian. If you’re going to inform people, inform yourself first. and at least give my post a proper read-through before making a post about it. It’s pride month. If you’re going to make a post reporting about a person’s whole IDENTITY, I should hope that you get it right. please. there are more identities than lesbian and gay lol.”
“I also don’t NEED to talk about the boundaries and extents and specifics of my attraction/identity. It’s extremely personal and the fact that it’s something I need to clarify despite the including the statement that I am queer in my post is just upsetting. Identity is personal and if you’re going to report on it please stick to the source lmaoo.”
Ang kanyang binabangit na website ay ang pikapikaph na isang entertainment site.
Matatandaan na sinabi rin ni Miel na isa siyang “gay” sa kanyang komento sa kapatid niyang si Frankie.