Is living-in now a good idea because ‘it’s 2017’? A Reply To Nadine Lustre
Anna Cosio

I just watched the video. I think what bothers me most is not her non-answer — if she is living together or if she’s not, she’s an adult, and as she claims, she’s heard all the objections before — but her last message/statement to young people, which was “Be open-minded”. I see it as terribly non-committal, with no sense of responsibility at all whatsoever. No matter that she was reminded (twice?) that she’s a role model and that young people are looking up to her, that’s the best she could do? She doesn’t have to reveal either way and she could just say, “That’s for me to know” because after all she is entitled to her privacy. But to say “Keep an open mind” to the young people who see her as role model — that’s just wrong.

Take a stand, for goodness’ sake! If you believe that cohabiting is right or wrong, say it and stand by it! None of this wishy-washy “Be open-minded” stuff. What a cop out. Translate roughly to, “I don’t want to lose any of my fans on either side of this divide.” So WEAK.