Women deserve the world and you can’t tell them otherwise.
March may be known as Women’s Month, but for real, we should celebrate all women in our lives everyday. Imagine the daily struggles girls face mainly just for existing and breathing. With taunts such as “weak” and “too emotional” being hurled at them, it is baffling how some people wonder why they feel so insecure. Despite the efforts of uplifting women, we’re still a long, long, way to go as a society in helping them take up space and treating them better. Take for example these female celebrities who snapped at degrading comments, some ranging from petty to misogynist. No longer just taking it, the time has come for them to stand up and fight back.
Scroll down for their spiciest clapbacks!
1. RABIYA MATEO BEING CALLED “TALUNAN”
We might’ve forgotten to mention that there’s a thing called an unfortunate circumstance where women drag other women. Coming to terms and truly comprehending feminism doesn’t just apply to men, but to women, too. Miss Universe Philippines 2020 Rabiya Mateo is usually a victim of this, especially since she’s in the pageant world. But it doesn’t get to her anymore when someone calls her “talunan.” “Talo nga pero ganito naman po yung face ko, panalo padin.” Tell ’em!
2. ANGEL LOCSIN ON BEING BODY-SHAMED
TBH, it’s so easy to keep quiet. However, the entitlement of having to comment on other people’s bodies will never be cool and has honestly gone overboard. So, when a basher noticed that she was “covering her body,” Angel Locsin immediately fired back. We all know that our real life Darna will always fight for what’s right, encouraging women by saying “babae ka, hindi babae lang.” We were no longer surprised when she replied to the anon account and said, “so ano hong gusto mong sabihin bukod pa sa malaki ang problema mo sa katawan ko pero mas problema naman ang face at ugali mo? :)” Burn.
3. NADINE LUSTRE ON FAT SHAMING COMMENTS
What’s wrong with being thicc? Even our president, Nadine Lustre, has been wondering, too. For some reason, body weight has become an easy target all throughout the years, making it even harder for women to feel confident about themselves. But the Filipina actress doesn’t really care at this point. Her only response was “ew body shamer.” Exactly.
4. DAWN CHANG ROASTING TOMMY ESGUERRA INSIDE THE PBB HOUSE
Can we talk about this iconic moment inside the PBB house where Dawn Chang shut down fellow housemate Tommy Esguerra’s misogynist comment? Girls can wear whatever they want and it’s a guy’s problem if they can’t control their inner desires. Even years later, Dawn has been firing back at comments like “dami mong alam” and “attention seeker” whenever she posts about women empowerment. As she should.
5. HEART EVANGELISTA BEING PRESSURED TO HAVE KIDS
If Heart Evangelista would be given a dollar every time someone would shame her for not having kids, she’d probably be a billionaire. Not everyone shares the same happiness, it differs for each person and it’s better to leave them be. Of course, the Filipina socialite had the classiest response to a basher who talked about it on her TikTok. ”Not your uterus.” Preach!
6. KRIS BERNAL BEING SKINNY-SHAMED
In case you didn’t know, skinny-shaming exists, too. On the other side of the spectrum, you have petite girls like Filipina actress Kris Bernal who were just naturally born like that. Asking them what their eating habits are and telling them to gain weight isn’t helpful either. In a TikTok she posted, Kris responded to the basher who spread misinformation that she lost weight due to a sickness in the past with which she exclaimed, “Close tayo? Kilala kita?” It had to be said.
7. LIZA SOBERANO BEING CALLED ”BOBA”
For some mind-boggling reason, people automatically assume that just because you’re pretty, you can’t be smart. The concept of being both still frightens society until now, not even Liza Soberano was spared. When she spoke about extrajudicial killings last year, a flock of trolls flooded her with mean comments like ”boba” and ”maganda ka sana kaya lang…” but she stayed unbothered. “Ouch, nasaktan ako,” Liza claps back. Savage.
8. SAAB MAGALONA TO A BASHER MISUNDERSTANDING HER FATHER’S SONG
In case you didn’t know, everything is political even through music. Growing up with a father that’s popular in the music industry especially one that’s an icon, people can easily say anything they want. The audacity of a basher to even tell Saab Magalona that her father wouldn’t be proud of her is already below the belt. Of course, Saab didn’t hold back.