Miel Pangilinan on ‘condescending’ comments on her health, diet: ‘Very, very tired of it’
After a netizen told her that she is beautiful but that she should “stop eating rice,” Miel Pangilinan—who revealed that she has been recovering from an eating disorder—lamented how some people just leave “unnecessary” and “offensive” comments on social media.
“This comment was very unnecessary, unwanted and honestly, was pretty offensive. The thing is I don’t know you and you don’t know me and no matter how much of my content you consume, it does not give you the right or the knowledge of what’s actually going on with my life for you to make this kind of comment,” Pangilinan said via her TikTok page last Sept. 15, showing a remark from one @ellykim37.
“Unless you are my parent, my sibling or any kind of close friend, you do not make that kind of message for somebody on the internet,” the celebrity offspring stressed.
Pangilinan underscored that she has her family and her nutritionist who are “properly looking out for [her and her health],” adding that just because she lets people in on her online space does not mean they have the right to “overstep boundaries.”
“I just want to get this out there because I get a lot of comments from people being worried about me and my health—it feels condescending. And I’m very, very tired of it. I’m sorry,” she admitted.
“For the past two years, I have been in recovery from an eating disorder, body image issues, and things like that, and one of the things that I have been trying to relearn is the fact that I have to stop eliminating important nutrients from my diet,” she disclosed.
Pangilinan further revealed how she had a “very obsessive focus on carbs and avoiding it” when she was a teen, which caused her to lose a lot of nutrition at the time.
“I’m just sharing this so I hope you understand why comments like this really do affect me. I’ve been trying to get out of the thought process and it just gets really bad when people make comments like this,” she said.
“I know that you’re looking out for me and I know that you’re probably a very sweet person, but it’s just that there needs to be a little bit more of awareness of boundaries,” she stressed.
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The TikTok user has since extended her apologies to Pangilinan, who expressed the hope that they can “both grow for the better in the future.”