SB19’s Josh calls out ‘height shaming’ from netizens: ‘Be mindful naman’
SB19’s Josh Cullen Santos called out netizens who are “height shaming” him, and asked them to be mindful of their words.
Santos took to Twitter on June 23 to speak up about the issue for the first time, noting that he is venting while also trying to educate others.
“[Hindi] niyo kina-cool ang pang pang [ha-height] shaming. Hindi ako katangkaran katulad Justin at hindi rin ako pandak katulad ng inaakala niyo,” he said.
(Height shaming does not make you cool. I may not be tall like Justin, but I am also not as short as you think I am.)
“[Every time] na may masasabi na maliit, irerelate niyo agad sakin at sasabihin niyo kaagad na maliit ako. Hindi niyo kina angat yun. Yung totoo, wala na ba tayong maisip na ibang joke na masarap naman pakinggan?” he continued in the following tweet.
(Every time something small is mentioned, you immediately relate it to me and tell me that I am short. That does not make you better. To be honest, can you guys not think of other jokes that are pleasant to the ears?)
Everytime na may masasabi na maliit, irerelate niyo agad sakin at sasabihin niyo kaagad na maliit ako. Hindi niyo kina angat yun. Yung totoo, wala na ba tayong maisip na ibang joke na masarap naman pakinggan?
— Josh Cullen Santos (@JoshCullen_s) June 23, 2021
Santos then noted in the next tweet that he is 5’6″ and that he has a small frame, which is why he works out to make his features “ideal.”
“Di ako sensitive person, pero be mindful naman siguro na hindi sa lahat ng oras kailangan ganun yung biruan,” the SB19 singer said.
(I am not a sensitive person, but please be mindful that you do not need to joke around like that all of the time.)
“Kahit mga kagrupo ko kinailangan ko pa kausapin about sa matter na ‘to. Madalas ako makipag biruan sa lahat, pero siguro may limitations din. Minsan nakakarindi rin. Hindi man ako ang pinaka matangkad, nakakapag produce naman ako ng malalaking bagay,” Santos emphasized in the next tweet.
(I even had to talk about my own groupmates about this matter. I often joke around with others, but I guess I do have limitations too. Sometimes it is just too much. I may not be the tallest, but at least I produce big things.)
“Minsan yung mindset/paniniwala niyo na yung lumoloko sa inyo na pag nakita niyo ko in person mapapasigaw na ‘ang tangkad mo pala sa personal’ stop it,” Santos then concluded his Twitter thread.
(Sometimes your mindset or beliefs trick you that when you see me in person, you will start shouting at me, ‘You are very tall in person,’ stop it.)
Santos is joined in SB19 by groupmates Justin, Stell, Ken and Pablo. They recently released their song paying tribute to parents, titled “MAPA. The “band version” of the song in collaboration with Ben&Ben will, meanwhile, drop tomorrow, June 27. /ra