But in a now-deleted tweet, Maris posted a screenshot of a DM she received on Instagram. It was a fan telling her to stop working out because of her petite body and “mas maganda pag may laman” (it looks better when you have fat).
Meanwhile, netizens came to her defense, saying that the “basher” should’ve known that working out isn’t just for losing weight.
akala niya siguro puro pagpapapayat lang yung pagwoworkout
Celebrities like Maris are common targets of body-shamers (including the ones who don’t know they’re doing it) because they’re expected to look “perfect.” They are then reduced to their appearance, disregarding their talents and hard work. Whatever Maris chooses to do with her body is none of anyone’s business.
If you feel the need to comment about people’s bodies, regardless if they’re celebrities or not, please keep it to yourself.