While Maris Racal has entertained us a plenty over the years, the young star also isn’t afraid to use her voice to speak up on important issues.
When you think of Maris Racal, you probably think of her viral memes, addicting TikToks, music, and undeniable charm. She comes off as that friend you just want to hang out with 24/7, because you know it’s going to be a fun time. But aside from the joy and entertainment Maris Racal brings to so many people, she also uses her platform and position to advocate and raise awareness for social issues. While some celebrities may prefer to keep quiet, Maris can and has been real about the relevant issues of today. A scroll over her social media accounts shows that Maris Racal isn’t afraid to use her voice and speak up when she has to. Here are seven times when Maris Racal spoke up about important issues.
WHEN SHE ADVOCATED FOR EXTENDING VOTER REGISTRATION
Sana talaga i-extend ang registration kasi ang hirap ng 300 slots lang per day tapos 4 days a week lang dito. Please extend voter’s registration!— Maris Racal (@MissMarisRacal) September 17, 2021
The 2022 elections are set to be the most important elections the country will face in decades. This is why it is encouraged that you register to vote and Maris Racal has been a vocal proponent of this. She has participated in events encouraging people to register and she even documented her journey of registering for the first time, Maris also has on a few occasions advocated for extending the voter registration deadline past September 30.
WHEN SHE ENCOURAGED PEOPLE TO GET VACCINATED
One of the best ways to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is to get vaccinated and Maris used her platform to encourage her followers to get the vaccine. In a fun post on Independence Day, Maris posted a picture of her and Rico Blanco after getting their first dose. “Happy Independent Day! magpabakuna ka na bestie,” she wrote. And just like what Maris said, encourage your besties to get vaccinated if they can.
WHEN SHE CALLED OUT BODY SHAMERS
Ate sandali, clapback of the year? 😣😭 pic.twitter.com/uJmrlgHZmD— Maris Racal (@MissMarisRacal) June 23, 2021
Maris Racal is a confident young woman who isn’t afraid to experiment with her style. She also isn’t afraid to clap back at people who make fun of her body. In one of Maris’ TikToks, someone commented how Maris had small boobs. Seeing the comment, Maris responded in her signature comedic way by poking fun at herself for not having big boobs and a big brain. While the clapback was funny, Maris spoke for a lot of young women whose bodies may not conform to what people assume is acceptable.
WHEN SHE CALLED OUT FAKE ACCOUNTS USING HER NAME
Omg. Thank you for this info.— Maris Racal (@MissMarisRacal) June 29, 2021
Please be warned that this is not my official page. I am not affiliated nor connected in any way. I am in no authority for any content posted on this account and for whatever purpose or intentions it may have.
🛑 REPORT:https://t.co/jKn7PUVhf3 https://t.co/TWVAPDzo3M
In this day and age, it’s sadly all too real for people who we don’t know to use our name and images to promote fake news or information we don’t agree with. Given that Maris Racal is a public figure, it’s expected that people would use her name to promote causes that Maris did not sign off on. But Maris won’t back down from a fight with the trolls such as when she was informed by one of her fans that an account under her name was spreading information she was not associated with. She then asked her followers to report the false Facebook account.
WHEN SHE SHOWED HER SUPPORT FOR ABS-CBN
During the tumultuous year that was 2020 for ABS-CBN, Maris Racal was one of the many stars who showed support for the network. From the beginning of the year, all the way until ABS-CBN’s franchise was denied in July 2020, Maris continuously showed her support and solidarity to ABS-CBN through multiple social media posts.
WHEN SHE CALLED OUT PEOPLE SPREADING FAKE PHOTOS OF HER
There’s an edited photo of Sue and I spreading online. Kung sino man ang nag edit nun, wala kang utak. Itigil na ang pambabababoy ng katawan ng mga babae. Pagaari namin ‘to.— Maris Racal (@MissMarisRacal) January 26, 2021
2021 na, manyak ka pa rin? Magbago na.
Back in early 2021, a fake photo was circulating online of Maris Racal and Sue Ramirez of what looks like them naked. But in reality, it was just edited to look that way. When Maris caught wind of the fake photos, she took to Twitter to not only call out the photos, but people who were maliciously making fun of her and Sue’s body. “Kung sino man ang nag edit nun, wala kang utak. Itigial na ang pambababoy ng katawan ng mga babae. Pagaari naming ‘to. 2021 na, manyak ka pa rin? Magbago na.”
WHEN SHE SPOKE OUT AGAINST THE KILLING OF SONYA GREGORIO AND HER SON
The killing of Sonya Gregorio and her son at the hands of a police officer in 2020 was truly a disgusting act. And the fact that it happened near Christmas made it even worse. Among the chorus of voices who spoke out against the senses killing was Maris who took to Twitter to call for justice for this heinous crime. She also rightfully asked how many killings were not caught on camera. Maris even retweeted a tweet from Mimiyuuuh about Filipinos who support BLM also call out the killings in the country.