Jessy Mendiola marked her 31st birthday on December 3 with a stunning photoshoot, which she proudly shared on social media. She donned a white two-piece with a mesh cover-up and a black bra top paired with a denim jacket and black pants.
In the sea of positive and encouraging comments from fans and fellow celebrities, the Kapamilya actress noticed a now-deleted comment from a netizen who said, “Di na bagay sayo ganyan. May Peanut ka na. Masagwa tignan. [It doesn’t suit you anymore. You already have a child. It looks indecent.]”
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The celebrity mom couldn’t help but respond to the comment and speak up for all the moms out there. Here’s what she replied:
“So kapag may anak na bawal na maging comfortable sa sariling katawan? Stop mom/parent shaming. It’s because of people like you kaya nahihiya mga ibang nanay maging comfortable at confident sa sarili nila. Just live and let live. Hindi ka naman inaagrabyado. [So just because I already have a child, I’m not allowed to become comfortable with my own body? Some mothers are ashamed to become comfortable and confident because of people like you. Nobody’s offending you.]”
Mendiola shared the screenshot of the comment and her response on Instagram Story and said, “Just wanted to share this. Sana matigil na ganitong thinking satin. Asawa ko nga hindi na-offend eh, ikaw pa kaya? [I hope this kind of thinking will stop. My husband isn’t even offended, why are you?]”
She continued, “Us moms are allowed to be confident and happy with our own skin. Let us be. We can be comfortable with ourselves and be a mom, too.”
The 31-year-old emphasized that being a mother is just one of the roles of being a woman and reminded women not to forget themselves even if they’re already a mother.
She also posted her Instagram Story on Facebook with the caption, “Share ko lang to para sa mga tulad ko na Mommies. Kung masaya ka sa katawan mo at sa sarili mo, wala ka dapat ikahiya. [Just want to share this with my fellow mothers. If you’re happy with your body, there’s nothing to be ashamed of.] Being proud of yourself and being comfortable in your own skin isn’t something to be ashamed of. Being happy with yourself DOES NOT make you a bad mom.”
In the comments section, fans and fellow mothers agreed and got to relate to the celebrity mom. They wrote:
“Ako nga 7 kids pero confident pa rin ako sa katawan ko [I already have seven kids but I’m still confident with my body.]”
“Very well said Ma’am Jessy kaya idol kita eh! [Very well said Ma’am Jessy that’s why you’re my idol!]”
“Go Jess! LOUDER PLS.”