On Instagram, Kapamilya actress Iza Calzado replied to a netizen who body shamed her im a photo posted on Monday, August 27.
Though the comment has already been deleted, a Facebook user posted screenshots, capturing one of the comments.
Screenshots credit to Athena Valerio's Facebook page
“...Para lang kasi madami na siyang anak. May mga chubby naman na firm ang katawan at di masagwang tignan lalo pag naka-bikini. Di lang siguro ako sanay makakita ng ganyan. Ganda ng mukha pero lawlaw na lawlaw ang katawan to think di pa nagkakaanak.”
Iza then gracefully explained her side, “Hirap naman talaga maintindihan from your end bakit hindi normal 'yung body ko."
The actress opened up about being obese when she was younger.
“I wish I could say I was merely chubby but truth is I was obese, I have lost 100 lbs (or more) 14 inches from my waist and if you think about it that’s probably like I had twins or gave birth several times.
“Siguro nga may mga tao na kahit lumaki sila their skin remained tight and texture was great kaya lang I am not one of them. Trust me, not a day goes by na hindi ko inasam magkaroon ng mas magandang balat," she added.
Iza also took the chance to promote body positivity and acceptance as she continued with her comment. “May magagawa pa ba ako? Wala na. So ang best thing to do is accept what I have and celebrate the things I have been blessed with, including a healthy body, no matter the size or shape or skin texture," she said.
The actress also apologized to the netizen for the online attacks, “I’m also sorry that you were attacked for your comments. I know you did not mean to hurt me. Love and Light to you.”
Iza currently stars in the ABS-CBN primetime teleserye Ngayon at Kailanman with Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto.