Any celebrity knows that making a name for one’s self also means dealing with haters who will find anything to pick on.
Just like the former Kapamilya star Melissa Ricks who recently faced off with an Instagram troll who made remarks about her weight and being a single mom to daughter, Kiera.
On Instagram, the Star Circle Quest graduate defended herself from the basher who commented that she doesn’t look her age because of her weight gain.
The user said, “[Ano nangyari] sayo? Ang taba mo na. Ang laki ng braso mo girl, mukha ka ng tita. Ilan na ba anak mo at ganyan na [‘yung] katawan mo?”
“Hi! If mukha akong tita, is that a problem?” replied Melissa.
“Isa, how about you? Ilan anak mo, hopefully wala pa, dahil [you] have no respect and no manners… because [you] are a bad example. I’m just thankful I don’t have your attitude.”
As fans came to the defense of Melissa, the same commenter called them “plastik” and added: “[‘Yung] iba nga kahit isa lang [‘yung] anak nila, [‘di] nila pinapabayaan sarili nila.”
Responding to this on her Instagram Stories, Melissa said, “Pinabayaan ang sarili? Can someone explain to me why this is the way of thinking when someone gains weight?”
In another comment, the actress stressed, “Mom shaming is not OK. Kesa ganyan ang attitude mo towards other women, sana mas nagiging positive at encouraging ka towards others.”
“Looks fade but who u are, will always be there,” she added.
The same Instagram user previously left some unsolicited advice on a post last September. In the picture, Ricks posed with a man believed to be her boyfriend in Singapore.
“Careful po mam bka maging single mom ka ulit,” said the commenter.
Ricks is a mom to 4-year-old Kiera, her child with ex-boyfriend Charles Togezaki. She has been open about her weight loss journey and shares her experiences raising Kiera.
Melissa Ricks was born on January 9, 1990, as Melissa Marie Ricks. She is an actress, known for Walang Hanggan (2012), Nasaan ka, Elisa? (2011) and Kambal Sa Uma (2009).
What can you say about this? Mom shaming is really not ok, isn’t it? Share us your thoughts!