Kakai Bautista has taken to Instagram to speak out against body shamers and inspire people to love themselves in spite of what other people may say about them.
The actress shared a Tiktok video of herself dancing and addressed the issue of body-shaming, which she had been the target of lately, in the caption.
“I have come across so many Body shamers [these] past few days! And I just wanna say that… I do believe that food is very much essential in our lives. I LOVE TO EAT. [F***] all that toxic Filipino culture that says chubby is not sexy and healthy [and that] black, brown, morena, kayumanggi (dark-skinned complexion) is not beautiful,” she said.
“REAL TALK. Ang dami kong kilala payat na may saket. And it’s not good. I will never be happy with that. Ang dami ko [ring] kaibigan na morena na haaaaay ang solid ng gandaaaa,” she added as she urged everyone to be comfortable in their own skin.
“We can never appreciate other people’s beauty if we don’t appreciate ours,” she said. “SORRY kung ikakalungkot ng iba na mahal na mahal ko ang sarili ko. AND I AM ENJOYING every bit of what I am now and every second of my life.”
“Iksi ng buhay, wag mong pakialaman ang buhay ng iba. Pakialaman mo yung sayo. Gawin mong maganda, masay at kapaki-pakinabang! #NoToBodyShaming #ConfidenceIsPower.”
Many of her friends and followers jumped into her comments section to agree with her message and to share their own opinions and experiences on the subject.
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