Angel Locsin shoots down body shamers: ‘Perfect ka?’
Angel Locsin knows better than to give body shamers the time of day.
The actress, who topbills ABS-CBN’s latest drama series “The General’s Daughter,” was recently probed by TV host Boy Abunda regarding her health and weight on “Tonight with Boy Abunda” last Jan. 28. Abunda first asked Locsin for an update on her health after suffering from a disc bulge in her spine back in 2015.
“I think better na siya, kasi di naman siya mawawala,” explained Locsin. “Mag-i-improve lang yung condition but yun na yan for life.”
(I think it’s better now, because it’s not going to go away. The condition will just improve, but it’s there for life).
As per Locsin, she still feels pain at times whenever she works out. She is also no longer allowed to do certain things anymore, such as suddenly standing up, twisting, running, jumping and bending.
“Lahat basic movements, parang bawal na (no longer allowed),” she said.
Abunda then brought up the comments he often sees on the internet, which body-shame Locsin for gaining weight and looking fat. “Napipikon ka pa rin? (Do you still get annoyed?)” asked Abunda frankly.
Locsin gave a chuckle before telling Abunda she pities body shamers instead.
“Kung iisipin mo, parang maaawa ka nalang dun sa tao, kasi anong klaseng person ka para magawa mo yun? Perfect? Perfect ka?”
(If you think about it, it’s as if you just feel sorry for the person because what kind of person are you to do something like that? Are you perfect?)
She also refuses to engage with body shamers, keeping in mind that there are just some things you should not do to another human being.
“May mga bagay kasi na hindi mo dapat gawin sa kapwa mo, so kung eto comfortable siya na ginagawa niya yan parang ayoko mag-deal sa mga ganung klaseng tao,” she said. “Sad, sad yung life niya, kasi wala akong problema…”
(There are just some things you should not do to another person, so if this person is comfortable doing that, then I don’t want to deal with their kind. Sad, their life is sad, because I don’t have a problem).
In the end, Locsin firmly said that her body is hers and hers alone.
“Katawan ko ‘to, sarili ko ‘to. Eh, ikaw, okay ka ba (This is my body, this is me. But you, are you okay with yourself)?” /ra
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