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Francine Diaz wants to bring more awareness on body shaming: ‘Hindi tama ang mang-body shame’

‘Click, Like, Share’ actress Francine Diaz shares her thoughts on a growing form of online bullying.

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Rhea Manila Santos

Twitter: @allaboutmanila

FRESH SCOOPS

06/04/2021 12:22 PM
Francine Diaz wants to bring more awareness on body shaming: ‘Hindi tama ang mang-body shame’
Photo Credit: @francinesdiaz Instagram

As one of the lead stars of the new four-part digital anthology series Click, Like, Share, Francine Diaz said she cannot really relate to her role as a self-absorbed teenager in the episode Cancelledt. She plays the role of a girl named Karen who faces the harsh consequences of her clout-chasing schemes after she becomes a social media star overnight through the use of her camera filter.

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“Hindi ako relate eh. Hindi ko kagaya yung character ko dito si Karen sa Cancelledt. Never ko kasing ginawa na meron akong finake na picture ko. Kasi yung character ko lahat ini-edit niya para lang masabing ganito siyang tao. Gusto niya parati siyang nasa top and lahat gagawin niya para hindi siya bumaba. Ako naman kasi hindi ako ganun. Wala naman ako na-experience na kaparehas ng character ko. 


With her latest project shedding light on experiences on the positive and negative sides of social media, Francine said she also follows a lot of influencers online but does not have one specific idol.

“Ang dami, halos hindi ko na rin mapangalanan yung mga accounts na fina-follow ko na na-i-inspire nila ako. Siguro yung mga pino-post nila at shini-share nila sa account nila na nakakapag-inspire sa akin, yun yung mga account na fina-follow ko na shini-share nila na maging confident ka sa sarili mo, and yung mas tanggapin mo yung flaws mo physically or emotionally man yan. And yung mas piliin mo na maging better ka everyday and yung mahalin mo ng mabuti yung sarili mo, hindi lang yung pagmamahal na kailangan parati kang maganda sa tingin ng tao, kumbaga yung maganda ka rin sa sarili mo sa loob mo. Hindi mo lang kailangan alagaan yung panglabas mong anyo kundi parang yung sa loob mo pa rin,” she said.

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Aside from the roles she plays in Click, Like, Share and in the teleserye Huwag kang Mangamba, Francine said she has a dream storyline she wants to play someday soon.

“Kung ako talaga mag-iisip ng buong story, ang itatakbo ng story ko ay yung magbibigay ng awareness sa mga nag-ba-body shame sa social media. Kasi meron akong mga nakikita na confident naman sila sa katawan nila, sa sarili nila, pero yung comment naman ng mga tao hindi tama. Gusto ko magpakita o magbigay ng awareness lalo na sa mga haters. Hindi tama ang mang-body shame. Hindi tama na ikaw ang maging dahilan ng pagkababa ng tingin at confidence ng isang tao sa sarili nila,” she said.

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Watch Click, Like, Share starting June 5 on KTX.ph, iWantTFC, and TFC IPTV and soon on Upstream. Viewers can get access to all four episodes plus bonus features when they buy a season pass on KTX.ph (P299), iWantTFC (P299 in the Philippines or US$5.99 outside the Philippines), or TFC IPTV (US$5.99). Ticket buyers on KTX.ph will also get a chance to join the fan meet for each episode.