Toni Gonzaga spoke up about her experience as a public figure being "cancelled" by netizens.
In an interview with Wil Dasovich for his "SuperHuman" podcast, Toni shared, "I have been cancelled for 20 years of my life. Last year, I have been cancelled for one whole year during the pandemic. People tell me or my sister would tell me, 'You're trending, people are cancelling you.' [I would say], 'Again? They have been cancelling me for 20 years!"
Though she has constantly been cancelled online, Toni remarked that what's important is she never cancelled herself.
"No matter how many people or how many times you were cancelled by other people, what's important is you never cancel yourself. Everybody can be against you, but you never have to be against yourself. Because that's the biggest betrayal," she remarked.
Toni continued, "Caroline Myss said that the biggest betrayal and the most painful betrayal you could ever experience is the betrayal you do to yourself. They can all betray you [and] you can move on from that. Pero when you betray yourself, that's hard to forgive... So it is not painful for me to be cancelled by society because I don't cancel myself."
The television host further stressed that loving oneself is far more essential than the compliment we receive from others.
"The most important 'like' that you can give yourself is the 'like' that you have for yourself. Before you check the likes on Instagram or on your Facebook, you need to wake up in the morning, you tell yourself, 'Toni, you like you? You like yourself? You like what you're doing? Yes, I like me.' Then the rest of their likes is just bonus because you woke up every single day, you know you like yourself," she stated.