Vice Ganda Breaks Down At White Party Due To DepressionAt the recent White Party for members of the lesbians, gays, bisexuals, and transvestites (LGBT) community held at Metrowalk in Pasig City, Vice Ganda was seen breaking down. The controversial gay comedian drew attention when he turned overly emotional while hugging fellow gay comedian and TV personality John Lapus.
Rey Pumaloy, a showbiz reporter, recalled how he personally witnessed the surprising episode. He recounted that earlier that night at the same party, he was having fun while talking to Vice Ganda, who also seemed to be enjoying the event full of gay people.
The White Party was the biggest party so far organized by the LGBT community. It coincided with the birthday celebration of Lapus. Thus, Vice Ganda, Lapus, and Pumaloy were all in the VIP section of the venue. During the party, Vice Ganda was acknowledged many times by the DJ and even by Lapus in his birthday speech.
Pumaloy recalled that as the night progressed, Vice Ganda’s mood was turning awry. It could be because he was getting sober. Pumaloy noted that Vice Ganda was starting to get emotional about how depressed he is. After a few minutes, Pumaloy went to the comfort room. When he returned, he was surprised to see Vice Ganda having a breakdown while embracing Lapus.
What could be causing his depression? Pumaloy said Vice Ganda expressed his happiness over the positive turnouts in his showbiz career. The TV personality feels glad about the consistent good ratings of his ABS-CBN shows ‘Gandang Gabi Vice’ and ‘It’s Showtime.’
However, Vice Ganda’s mood suddenly turned sour when he talked about the recent controversial issue that he faced. The comedian expressed his disappointment over his staunch critics, who have been consistently criticizing him for his recent misdemeanor.
Disappointment from bashers
Vice Ganda said he feels sorry that not all his friends have helped defend him. He revealed that there were close friends who failed to give him enough assurance that they are on his side.
In a separate interview, Lapus disclosed that he thinks Vice Ganda is undergoing depression. Lapus recalled that he himself had also experienced that feeling in the past. He revealed that it is somehow normal for gay guys like them to feel that way especially when they get past the so-called mid-life crisis. Vice Ganda, he reiterated, is in his late 30s.
It seems that the recent controversy about the rape joke incurred much impact on Vice Ganda. With the way things are going, the issue may still be far from over. Although Jessica Soho has already acknowledged Vice Ganda’s apology for the incident, it seems now that the comedian is facing the aftershock from people who have been supporting Soho in this matter.
In recent interviews, Vice Ganda admitted that he was extremely affected by the criticisms he has been receiving since that joke erupted. He even thinks that the mistake has greatly affected his popularity. Up to this day, his bashers still seem unforgiving in criticizing the gay comedian.