- Chynna Ortaleza discussed the emotional scars she suffered due to insensitive comments from other people
- She shared that many people make a lot of comments about her weight and figure
- The star urged people to be sensitive and mindful when speaking and making comments.
- Likewise, she said that people should use words to show kindness and not to hurt others
Chynna Ortaleza took to social media to open up about the emotional wounds and scars she suffered due to insensitive comments from other people.
According to Chynna, many people make a lot of comments about her weight – either criticizing her for being too thin or for gaining weight.
The actress advised people to be sensitive and mindful when speaking and making comments. She said that people should use words to show kindness and compassion and not to hurt others.
“Do you know that comments that are put out there without any ill intention in mind can be scarring?
“You may wonder how can that be? They may bring up past wounds. Most especially if they are repeated over and over as if to make you believe that there is something so terribly wrong with oneself.
“All my life I’ve been hearing these comments: ‘Ay ang payat mo. Anorexic ka ba? Kumain ka naman para ka ng liliparin ng hangin. Mukha kang sitaw. Pag hindi mag pataba mawawalan ka ng trabaho.
“’Mas maganda ka pag mataba ka. Ay ang taba mo na. Medyo nagkalaman ka.. napasarap ata kain natin. Papayat ka ulit. Mas gusto ko na payat kesa mataba.. gaan ng problema mo Chynna.’ And so on..
“It is a very vicious cycle. And yes even people who like me were born with a metabolism so fast we burn calories like a boss need to share. The concern is much appreciated but then again the way it is said is something that needs to be talked about.
“It’s funny you know because from the time we are conceived our death clock also starts ticking & its a real battle to keep fighting & living in this world.
“All I’m saying is we need to try to be impeccable with what we say. Mindful in the intention. Because people have scars and we do not want to add on to it. It’s been a struggle for me to feel that I meet the seal of approval as they say.
“But really who does? But again, back to my sharing.. you have the ability to tranform lives through the use of tone & words. Speak kindly to yourself & one another. Yes even if its a hard subject to chew it can still be done with respect and empowerment.
“So here is my present state:
“I am 38 years old, straddling the 89-90 lbs. mark because I have decided to listen to my body and let food be thy medicine. My dream is to continue to be a force of a woman to my children, husband & all humans that I will be blessed to cross paths with. So I want to heal myself to be able to heal other people as well. Thank you to those who are kind enough to ask me how I am. All is well,” Chynna posted on Instagram.
Chynna Ortaleza is an actress, television host, and model in the Philippines who is currently a contract star of GMA Network.
She tied the knot with actor-singer Kean Cipriano in November 2015. The actress gave birth to her daughter, Stellar, on April 20, 2016, and to her son, Salem, on September 25, 2019.
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In a previous report by KAMI, Chynna opened up about how proud she is of her daughter, Stellar. The star said that she got pleasantly surprised by Stellar’s strategy of learning mathematics, which is a subject that Chynna had difficulties with. She advised parents not to project their fears and weaknesses when teaching their children.
She also went viral due to her husband’s greeting for her during their wedding anniversary. Kean said that he is grateful that his wife is Chynna, who used to be his celebrity crush when he was in high school.
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