The public will hunt just about anyone they try to bring down regardless of their victim’s background. Celebrity doctor Dr. Shazril Shaharuddin is one of the targets. He was inclined to fully disclose how the circling rumour of him being gay came to be.
Through an Instagram post, the TV personality, also known as Dr. Say, shared how his orientation has caused a misunderstanding despite being married with two children. He posted on the 9th of August that the assumption of him being a member of the LGBT community started when he took part in a bodybuilding contest.
“Prior to my housemanship, I started joining bodybuilding competitions. I participated in four contests and won first place in all of them. After seeing a poster, I decided to enter my fifth competition. My friends had also registered for it, and since I was on a winning streak, I was up for it,” he wrote in the caption.
The father-of-two said that the competition had two segments, the first one being a runway contest. The top twelve selected from the runway match will get to proceed to the second part of the competition. He added, “Little did I know, the first part of the competition was held at a LGBT club. I was naive and didn’t know this kind of club existed in Malaysia.”
When he went on with the contest, he was engaged to his now-wife, Dr. Azura Abbas, who knew about his participation. “She only laughed when I told her and kept mentioning ‘Magic Mike.’ I downloaded the movie after and studied the dance moves for the competition. Thus, my ‘Magic Mike’ performance in a rented firefighter uniform was out,” he revealed.
“Am I proud of it? Definitely not, but I thought it was fine as long as I didn’t harm anyone. My then-fiancée supported me throughout the competition too,” added Dr. Say. After he won the competition, the prize money was channeled into his wife’s remittance. He also stated that he didn’t care what the internet said about him as long as his wife knew the truth.
The TV personality has been married his wife, Dr. Azura Abbas, since 2014. They have two sons, Aezreil and Sefriel.
Anis Sharina contributed to this article.