Chiquis Rivera confirms her little brother Johnny is gay & she's 100% supportive
Chiquis Rivera recently received a ton of harsh criticism regarding her adoptive parenting skills. But she's not having it. In a recent interview with El Gordo y La Flaca, the daughter of the late Jenni Rivera defends her decision to support her younger brother Juan Angel (known as Johnny) for coming out as gay.
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Chiquis Rivera has been very hurt by the things people have been saying regarding her brother being gay. Some folks have even gone as far as saying that his sexual orientation is a result of Chiquis' awful parenting. Seriously?
"I want everyone to know that I support him 100 percent," Chiquis said. "He's my brother. He's my baby. He's my son. I've seen comments that say, 'If Jenni would be alive, she wouldn't agree. Chiquis didn't do a good job with him and that's why he's gay.' Things don't work like that."
Chiquis also made to sure point out in an Instagram post that she's not her mom and she's not trying to be her mom.
"I'm not trying to be my mom or any other woman for that matter. I enjoy who I am. Yes, there are changes I want to make … things I want to correct and make better, but nonetheless, I LOVE MYSELF! I love being ME! I love the woman I AM … I love doing what I do … in my own way. Perhaps in some peoples' opinion not as "good," perhaps not the same but at least I do it!"
Regardless of what anyone has to say about it, Chiquis is standing by her brother and we can't help but appreciate that. The culture of Música regional Mexicana is very machista and anti-gay, which would explain why so many ignorant people and fans have a problem with Johnny coming out.
Let's not forget that Rosie Rivera, who is also a pastor, recently apologized for attending a gay wedding. The Rivera family for the most part are very religious Christians so it's amazing to see Chiquis defend and support her brother, despite the pressure she probably feels to do otherwise.
She even added that she's happy for her brother and she's supporting him because at the end of the day if she doesn't, who will?