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Inquirer.net called Michele Gumabao ‘borta’


Inquirer.net was critized on social media after using the word ‘borta’ pertaining to beauty queen Michele Gumabao.

‘Borta’ is a gay lingo which describes someone, typically men, with a large muscular frame.

The netizens did not like the said social media post of Inquirer.net and demanded an apology.

The said media outlet published an apology on their website this Friday for the gaffe:

“INQUIRER.net wishes to apologize to Ms. Michele Gumabao for inadvertently using the word “borta” to describe her in one of its social media posts. The post was taken down immediately.

We would also like to apologize to our readers and assure them that we do not condone this type of name-calling. We’re reviewing our system to make sure a lapse like this won’t happen again.”


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