Ruru Tells Bashers No One (Including Him) Should Tell Bianca What to Do with Her Body
"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.
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Hi! It's been so long since I planned to post my story in another platform aside from wattpad and now here I am, hoping that my story can be featured here.
My story is entitle "Who Are You," it's a tagalog-english teen fiction story so I hope, those filipinos who visit here can read my story!
WHO ARE YOU: PRELUDE
Sinungaling na ba ako kung sasabihin ko sa inyo ang pangalan ko? Hindi ako sure kung anong sasabihin kong pangalan ko pero may nagsasabi sa aking wag nalang magpakilala sa inyo.
May gusto lang naman akong itanong... Paano kung may makilala ka sa kasalukuyan na nagpapaalala sayo sa nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang nakilala mo sa kasalukuyan ay may tinatago pa lang sikreto na kahit siya mismo ay walang alam pero may kinalaman sa iyong nakaraan? Anong gagawin mo kung ang dalawang ito ay may koneksyon? Anong pipiliin mo? Ang nakilala mo sa nakaraan? O ang nagpakilala bilang ibang tao sa kasalukuyan? Past? Or Present?
There was this guy I dated for a while but things didn't turn out well. I was so into him that one night I can't stop thinking about him, I've decided to send his MOM a message on facebook confessing how much I like her son. I wish it ended there but no. I had to make it so emotional, lengthy and detailed like the drama queen I am. Luckily, it went to message request so I'm hoping she hasn't really read it yet. Up until this day it makes me cringe whenever I think about it but hey, whenever it pops in my mind I make myself laugh too so thank you self for being unbelievably shameless and brave when it comes to love. I may age faster because I have made a lot of cringe-worthy moments that I constantly make faces out of embarrassment just reflecting on my antics but I know I've made more hilarious memories than what ifs and somehow that makes the disappointments feel more like assurances that I have gave it my all and I have lived as honest (maybe a little to honest) as I could. #ItsOnlyNatural #CanBnatural
I've been investing in arts, photography, and writing. I've also got back to reading the other day and I finished reading this amazing book entitled 300 Things I Hope by Iain S. Thomas. It is all about the things the author hopes his readers to do in all aspects of life. So, I decided to make a version of it with all of the things I'm hoping for.
I hope I get to see my friends be successful in life. I hope to make a big mural someday. I hope to be a well-known artist like the artists I look up to. I hope to marry the person I am in love with today. I hope to be a little kinder to myself. I hope to see happiness even in the smallest things. I hope to travel the world. I hope to be a good mother and a wife to my future family. I hope to have my artworks displayed in a gallery or an exhibit. I hope to learn more about creative writing. I hope I won't learn how to get tired and give up my passion. I hope I won't get too hard on myself whenever I don't get the results I've been wanting to see in my works. I hope to love myself more even on the days I hate it the most. I hope to lead and empower women; to be their voice and for them to believe in themselves that they can be the woman they look up to. And when I've reached my limit of these things, I hope I won't get tired of reminding myself that my emotions don't make me weak, hence, makes me stronger. These are some of the things I always hope for. What about you? What are you hoping for?
I started fixing myself this quarantine. I mean, I started trying makeup products. As a teen, I'm on my phone almost every hour of the day, scroll on my social media accounts, especially Instagram, and also Pinterest where you get to see nice and pleasing photography by bunch of amazing and beautiful people from different parts of the world. So I started taking my own as well. I did not know that taking your own photo and try to get an Instagramable one is sooooooooo hard, it's exhausting. I do not have alot of space in my room, and I would definitely not do it outside our house because of Corona Virus, and I don't want to be seen by our neighbors HAHA so I have no choice but to make tiis inside my room.
Out of atleast 25 shots, only 2 are a nice picture. While I'm all sweaty and tired, I am proud of what I could do beyond my comfort zone. And this definitely built my self confidence, (and I secret love the compliments I received from both people I know and don't know) It's not my first time visiting in here, Candy! But I'm new to writing my thoughts and experiences, so bare with me HAHA.
Until next time!