There’s no denying that ladies are socially conditioned to measure their worth through their looks and bodies, giving them unrealistic expectations of beauty and physical perfection. It doesn’t help that some people often give unsolicited remarks about their appearance—bombarding them with comments that do nothing but objectify and reinforce harmful gender stereotypes.
The public scrutiny can even be harsher if you’re constantly in the public eye—with millions of followers keeping tabs on your every IG post and appearance. Thankfully, some ladies are just not having it, schooling detractors on the right way to treat women. Below is a list of ladies who unapologetically called out their bashers after being objectified for their bodies.
Female celebs who clapped back after being objectified for their bodies:
1. AJ Raval
Speaking about the criticisms she got for doing sexy roles in Vivamax films, AJ once slammed slut-shamers for criticizing her, saying she’s perfectly comfortable doing steamy scenes and flaunting her body. She also hopes to be known for her acting caliber: “Gusto kong makilala hindi lang sa pagpapa-sexy, siyempre gusto ko makilala na magaling sa acting at may talent.”
2. Nadine Lustre
Known as the Internet’s president, Nadine has time and time again put bashers in their right places, and a motivational speaker who wrote nasty remarks about her is no exception. When he responded a tasteless comment to one of Nadine's fans saying “Wasak yang idol nyo sakin”, the actress didn’t let it slip, expressing her disgust in a tweet.
3. Heart Evangelista
Heart is also one celeb who dishes out the most empowering clapbacks. Responding to a comment that “she’s all about boobs,” she said, "Men and women have boobs. Should I remove mine? You tell me :) Since you are very logical.” Woops!
4. Xyriel Manabat
Former child star Xyriel is all grown up and looking stunning as ever, getting everyone’s attention—including body-shamers, unfortunately. But it seems like she’s not one just to sit down and watch, coming up with a body positivity message for everyone: "Hindi po body type ng tao ang mag-aadjust kung hindi yung utak po natin."
5. Ivana Alawi
Ivana is a gorgeous star known for her sexy image, and she’s completely confident about it! When a netizen told her "Maghubad ka na lang. Nag-damit ka pa, boldstar," she didn't let the comment get to her! "Masaya ako mag-bikini. Pero if ang pag-siswimsuit ko sa 'yo ay bold star, eh 'di bold star sa ‘yo," she replied.
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.