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Xander Ford comes out as bisexual

Xander Ford says he is now part of the LGBTQ+ community, coming out as bisexual on his Instagram stories on Friday, July 17.

“I am part of LGBTQ,” he said in one story, adding the hashtag #bisexual and a rainbow emoji.

In a video that followed, he showed himself singing Elvis Presley’s “Can’t Help Falling In Love” with his friends, writing “thank you tanggap niyo ako (thank you for accepting me).”

In another story, Xander shared a video of him speaking in both a masculine and effeminate way. On the video he wrote, “bading daw ako (they say I’m gay)?” with a shoulder-shrugging emoji.

He also shared a post on his Instagram feed, saying “Being one of them is not a crime. #bahaghari.”

Xander first rose to fame as Marlou Arizala, a member of the boy band parody group Hasht5. He went viral in 2017 for his drastic cosmetic surgery, at which point he also started going by the name Xander Ford.

Xander had previously been accused by an ex-girlfriend of rape and abuse. In June, she went on Facebook to posts screenshots of conversations between her and Xander, as well as photos of bruises that supposedly came from the physical abuse.

In her posts – which have since been deleted or made private, she said that Xander had forced her to have sex with him even when she didin’t want to.

He later took to Facebook to deny the claims and ask her to discuss their issues privately. – Rappler.com