Netizens React to School’s Learning Module ‘Body-Shaming’ Angel Locsin; DepEd Releases Statement

Unfortunately, it seems that some people are still not over Angel Locsin’s figure after she was used as an example for a school’s learning module that was aimed at teaching students the impact of one’s lifestyle choices on their physical health.

Photo from facebook.com/AngelLocsin

A photo of the learning module in question has been making rounds on social media recently where it asks students to imagine the 35-year-old actress as an “obese person” with unhealthy eating habits and a sedentary lifestyle. The question reads:

SITUATION: Angel Locsin is an obese person. She, together with Coco Martin eats fatty and sweet food in MANG INASAL fast food restaurant most of the time. In her house, she always watching television and does not have any physical activities.

QUESTIONS:

  1. What do you think will happen to Angel if she continues her lifestyle?
  2. How do lifestyle affects the health of an individual?”

The module has since drawn the ire of many Filipinos and fans of Angel who questioned the use of the term “obese” in this context and called it a form of body-shaming.

The Department of Education quickly released a formal statement in response to the controversial question.

“Upon initial investigation, the Office found out that the said material is not contained in the self-learning module (SLM) developed and quality assured by DepEd Central Office. The said material is a teacher-made assessment for a Grade 10 MAPEH class purposely to measure specific competencies of the learning area,” it said.

DepEd then expressed its “sincerest apology” and assured those concerned that it “does not tolerate nor condone any act of body shaming, ad hominem or any similar act of bullying both in the physical and virtual environments.”

Additionally, DepEd has already reached out to the teacher who created the module and appealed to the public “to spare him from any ad hominem attacks as this single mistake will not define him as a person.”

Read the full statement below:

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