Actress Rita Avila chided netizens who body-shamed Angel Locsin on social media.
On Avila’s Instagram post, she hit back the body-shamers of Locsin’s curvier figure. She said that Locsin positively accepts her body figure unlike those who bashed her. Many have also praised her for having her confidence in handling the issue.
“Natanggap ko ang picture na ito ni @therealangellocsin as darna. Ni-crop ko na lang dahil d ko alam ang tunay na dahilan ng nagpadala ng buong picture ng present body shape nya in a darna costume.
“Ang sabi ko sa nagpadala ay maganda ang pagtanggap ni Angel sa kanyang katawan.
Sa mga makapintas lang, kawawa naman kayo.
“So many are celebrating Angel’s confidence and acceptance. Siya MASAYA at MABUTI. Eh kayo?”
Avila also pointed out that people amidst COVID-19 pandemic, bashers still have the energy to body shame in spite of the sickness, hunger, and unemployment that many are facing.
“Sa gitna ng Covid19 , mga sakit, gutom at kawalan ng hanapbuhay, bibig at malisyosong isip nyo ay gumagana pa din. Saklap.”
According to Frederick Viaje’s post, Locsin’s weight gain was caused by her spinal injury which she sustained in 2015.
Her rigorous training created a disk bulge in her spine which meant she could no longer perform rigorous stunts.
The actress has been focused on charitable activities since the start of the quarantine period so she has no time for her body-shamers.