Kakai Bautista has had enough of body-shaming comments from netizens.
The actress-comedienne recently took to social media to address her body shamers, stressing that they should just mind their own business.
"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. And... pak all that toxic Filipino culture that says chubby is not sexy and healthy. Black, brown, morena, kayumanggi is not beautiful. Pakdizall," she said in an Instagram post.
She went on: "REAL TALK. Ang dami kong kilala payat na maysaket. And it's not good. I will never be happy with that. And dami ko ding kaibigan na morena na haaaaay ang solid ng gandaaaa.
"We can never appreciate other people's beauty if we don't appreciate ours. 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."
Addressing her body shamers, Kakai said: "Iksi ng buhay, 'wag mong pakialaman ang buhay ng iba. Pakialam mo yung sa 'yo. Gawin mong maganda, masaya at kapaki-pakinabang!"
She ended her caption with the hashtags #NoToBodyShaming and #ConfidenceIsPower.
In the comments section of her post, fans and fellow celebrities were quick to give words of encouragement for Kakai.
"Word! The problem of body shaming and body obsession has got to stop. YOU DO YOU, mars! It's important to see the good in ourselves so we can see the good in others!! I admire your confidence, attitude, and you're nailing it! Always slayin'," said Kris Bernal.
"Lahat tayo may kanya kanyang ganda! Pero ang mahalaga yung ganda ng kalooban.. and you are beautiful inside and out tyang," added Sanya Lopez.
Just recently, Kakai also answered netizens who have been telling her how to lose weight, saying, "I know how my body works and I know what to do."
In her caption, the 42-year-old actress stressed that she works out for health and happiness, and not for the approval of other people.
"Nag-workout and exercise ako kasi I want to. For my health and happiness. That's my motivation. I do it not for validation but for the motivation to live and enjoy every moment of it," she said.