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Vivoree Esclito condemns body shaming after being teased on ‘It’s Showtime’

/ 11:49 AM February 24, 2021
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Image: Instagram/@vivoree

“Pinoy Big Brother” alumna Vivoree Esclito condemned body-shaming once again after being teased during a recent “It’s Showtime” segment.

“Don’t you dare make me feel ashamed of my body,” said a graphic on body positivity shared by Esclito yesterday, Feb. 23, via Instagram Stories.

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Image: screengrab from Instagram/@vivoree

On Twitter, Esclito, meanwhile, reshared her tweet she made back in October 2019: “ok so [I’ve] seen some comments about some people body-shaming me. [It’s] fine with me po, none taken, but PLEASE do not do it to others.”

“[Some] people don’t take it the same way I do. [Others’] bodies are totally NONE of your business. [Be] sensitive enough to know that,” she stressed.

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Following this tweet, Vivoree also retweeted the post of another Twitter user with the handle @lalalab_____, saying, “You can joke all you want, laugh all you want but NEVER EVER use someone’s insecurities as your JOKE on NATIONAL TV.

“What you did may result to normalizing BODY SHAMING as a funny topic to your viewers,” the Twitter user stressed.

In an earlier post yesterday, Esclito also quipped that “when someone makes fun of your looks, let our response be: ‘gwapa/gwapo gihapon (I am still good-looking).”

A video clip of the said incident surfaced on Twitter on the same day as netizens called out the hosts of the noontime show for making fun of Esclito’s physical appearance.

The video showed a segment from “It’s Showtime” called “Hide and Sing,” a guessing game where hosts and viewers try to figure out the identity of contestants only by seeing certain parts of the body.

After a contestant’s arm with visible hair was shown, host Jugs Jugueta joked, “Si Vivoree ‘yan (That is Vivoree)!”

His co-host Karylle, meanwhile, immediately called Jugueta out and said, “Jugs, ako, I’m a very balbon (hairy) girl also, ganoon lang talaga (that is just how it is).”

Jugueta then answered that “that was just a joke” and apologized.

“This is not funny, this is the last time you’re gonna make fun of her,” Twitter user @mhegzy19 said as she shared the video clip, which has since gone viral with over 4,900 likes, 1,140 quote tweets and around 680 retweets so far.

“I’m with this: NO TO BODY SHAMING. The world is too depressing, yet people are continuing [to shame] others by weight, height, and for being mabalbon (hairy),” Twitter user @ellabestgirl_ said on the video.

“This Vivoree girl is beautiful. Every [girl’s] are beautiful no matter what. Don’t make fun [of] what they have,” she added.

Esclito was one of the housemates of 2016’s “Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7” alongside Maymay Entrata, Kisses Delavin, Mccoy De Leon and Edward Barber, among others.  /ra

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