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Jasmine Curtis-Smith hurt by comments over her weight loss, says she is ‘fine’

/ 04:13 PM December 22, 2017

Image: Instagram/@jascurtissmith

Actress Jasmine Curtis-Smith addressed the issue concerning her weight loss, which had sent netizens abuzz.

In an interview on “The Tonight Show with Boy Abunda,” Curtis-Smith admitted that she was hurt by some of the comments on an Instagram photo of her in a bikini, which were quick to point out on her figure.

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The actress admitted to talk-show host Abunda that she got used to the comments about her figure, but that one stood out that made her think people were degrading her.

“There was one [comment]  na nagulat na lang ako na ‘Shocks! Ang dumi ng tingin nila sa’kin!’ or ‘Ang pangit-pangit ng pagkapayat ko…’ (There was one comment that just so shocked me to say, ‘Shocks! They look down on me!’ or ‘I have an ugly weight loss…’),” Curtis-Smith said. Because of this, she reassured netizens that she was fine as she had a doctor who checked up on her.

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Curtis-Smith then explained that the reason for her weight loss was because she did not have a driver and a maid to attend to her household needs, and it was her first time to do it all and juggle other priorities.

“Sumagot lang ako because I felt that I had to put the person in place kasi napaka-babaw na ng tingin sa akin, and I felt na may value pa naman ako as a person and I want you to know na hindi okay yung ginagawa mo (I had to answer because I felt that I had to put the person in place because of his shallow perception, and I felt that I still have value as a person and I want you to know that what you did was not okay),” Curtis-Smith further said.

She also shared that she was described as “anorexic,” to which she fired back, “Alam niyo ba kung ano yung ‘anorexic’ (Do you know what ‘anorexic’ means)?!”

Despite being a mental health advocate, she opened up that the comments affected her deeply and made her cry every time she saw them. “Hindi nila alam na may repercussions yung comments ng tao (They don’t know that people’s comments have repercussions).”

Curtis-Smith is set to make the waves in the movie “Siargao” alongside Jericho Rosales and Erich Gonzales, which opens on Dec. 25 as an entry to this year’s Metro Manila Film Festival.  Katrina Hallare /ra

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