Denise Laurel has always been open with criticisms regarding her weight. The actress admitted there was a point in her life when the “fat-shaming” really affected her.
In an interview with Boy Abunda, she opened up about how Filipinos greet each other with a mention of their weight change. “In our culture, that’s usually how we greet each other, if I’m being honest. It’s the first thing people say,” she said.
Denise continued on to share about her Instagram post last December. In the post, the 32-year-old actress recounted how someone called her fat but she remained unbothered.
“I love (and) understand me! Yes, I’m curvy,” she wrote in the post.
“THIS IS ME! I’ve been so patient x understanding with myself! I understand what my job needs. I understand what patience I need for myself as well and of course discipline,” Denise added.
She clarified she did not write the post because she felt bad for the unsolicited comment, it was a reminder for her followers to love themselves, especially when their bodies are changing.
Denise said in her interview that people should be sensitive with regards to calling out a person’s weight.
“I wanted to show people that we have to be sensitive to one another and at the same time, love who you are, don’t compare. Everybody has a different mold. God doesn’t make mistakes in the way he creates you and what’s different about you, that’s gonna make you stand out.”