It may sound like a first world problem, but the life of the rich and famous isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. Being a public personality can be a tough job, because it means that each and every move will be watched—and criticized. And in this social media generation which gives undeserved freedom to anonymous commenters to disparage anyone online, the easiest target would be celebrities whose perceived jobs is to fulfill the fantasies of the audiences. This includes the misconception that celebs should have “body goals” or have the perfect image no matter how unrealistic it may be. But these celebrities are clapping back in the most epic ways, and we should all take note:
The retired actress left the spotlight to live a simple life near the beach and she posted a powerful message about her stretch marks, freckles, and her changing body.
“My appearance hasn’t really changed, I’m very much aware of that. I admit to still having insecurities like everyone else,” she writes in the caption. “What changed is that I just got tired of hating my body. Now, I have come to accept myself for the way I am. Freckles, scars, stretch marks and all.”
Iza has been very vocal about her weight loss journey, and she often answers body shamers in the most dignified way.
A certain netizen pointed out that Calzado looks as if she’s given birth to many kids: “May mga chubby naman na firm yung katawan at di masagwang tingnan lalo pag naka-bikini.Di lang siguro ako sanay makakita ng ganyan. Ganda ng mukha pero lawlaw na lawlaw ang katawan to think dipa nagkakaanak.”
“Hirap naman talaga maintindihan from your end bakit hindi normal yung body ko (It would really be hard to understand from your end why my body isn’t normal). I wish I could say I was merely chubby but truth is I was obese. I have lost 100 lbs (or more) 14 inches from my waist and if you think about it that’s probably like I had twins or gave birth several times. May magagawa pa ba ako? Wala na. (Is there anything else I can do? Nothing.) So ang (the) best thing to do is accept what I have and celebrate the things I have been blessed with, including a healthy body, no matter the size or shape or skin texture. I am also sorry that you were attacked for your comments. I know you did not mean to hurt me. Love and Light to you.”
Zsa Zsa Padilla
Zsa Zsa is considered as one of the most beautiful faces in Philippine showbiz, and even though she seems like she’s aging gracefully, some netizens still had the nerve to criticize her age. One commenter wrote on her Instagram video post, “Kita na edad mo. Pati po sa kamay kulubot na. (Your age shows. Even your hands are wrinkled.)” Another wrote, “No matter how much make-up you put in your face, and how many retokes Vicki Belo make to you, you really can’t hide your age. Look at your hands.”
But instead of lashing back at her haters, she showed wisdom by replying to them in the most classy way:
“Oo naman! Proud to be old and 53. No shame in that. I see my hands everyday and I know it shows my age. Should it matter? Why should growing old be thrown as an insult to women? And FYI, I filmed this with no filter and I’m not even wearing foundation so your idea of ‘too much make up’ is pretty inaccurate. As for Belo treatments, it helps but we never claim to have discovered the fountain of youth.
Please don’t shame me for aging. It’s a natural process I’d like to enjoy going through. One day, you may be lucky to grow old yourself and realize, it’s not as bad as you perceive it to be.”
Expectant mom Isabel went to the beach with hubby John Prats and their daughter wearing a bikini and flaunted her baby bump in all its glory. But some body shamers slammed her photo, saying her tummy was “abnormally big.”
“My husband posted a preggy photo of mine ‘cause he was happy and he can’t contain his excitement for the arrival of our prince @freedomprats. Little did he know that he would receive such rude, negative, and uncalled-for comments about my pregnancy. Hence, he turned-off the commenting section. I’m not sick or whatsoever. I’m still within my normal weight range, and as much as I want to work out, my OB doesn’t allow me for numerous reasons. Yes, I do have a BIG tummy (you may find the size ‘abnormal,’ but this is how my tummy looks even during my first pregnancy), however, there’s no need for you to be concerned.
I’m perfectly fine.”
TV host Iya Villana commented, “Iya wrote, “You don’t [owe] anyone an explanation. They don’t know your story.”