"Laspag," "tuyo," "napabayaan." These are only a few of the many harsh and downright offensive words thrown at Bianca Umali on her latest Instagram post—most of which are too explicit to be published. On Saturday, July 25, Bianca posted a cute selfie of herself to celebrate National Lipstick Day. Absolutely nothing about her photo deserved the kind of body shaming and objectification she received from the thousands of netizens who commented on her post. And her boyfriend, Ruru Madrid, knew it as well.
Chiming in on the comments section, the GMA-7 star addressed the overwhelming amount of lewd comments Bianca received. He said, "I don't know what's wrong with people right now? Parang ang dami laging opinyon ng mga tao. Sa totoo lang, mas masakit na kung sino pa yung mga kababayan o di kaya mga kalahi natin sila pa yung nagdo-down sa atin. Sana wala nang ganun, sana sinusuportahan na lang natin ang isa't isa."
Ruru also replied to several offensive netizens, one of which stood out. According to PEP.ph, Ruru defended Bianca's right to do whatever she wants to do with her body—and he, even as her boyfriend, has no say on the matter.
"Sigurado ka diyan? Brad, katawan niya 'yan, kung gusto niya magpapayat o magpalaki nasa kanya na 'yon, labas na ako dun at dapat ganun ka din. Kesa yung kumikilatis ka ng katawan ng ibang tao kilatisin mong maiigi yung sarili mo, brad. Dami na naghihirap sa mundo ganyan ka pa din. Baguhin mo na ugali mo!"
The post of the netizen has since been deleted on Instagram.
It should be noted that Ruru recently wrote about "treating girls right" in a post he shared on Instagram dated July 18. The photo showed himself taking a mirror selfie while wearing a pink shirt. His caption stated, "Real men wear pink? No. Real men treat girls right."
This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.