Xyriel Manabat defended herself from the critics who are defending the disrespectful comments against her.
Yesterday, Manabat has gone viral on social media after her latest pics wearing a simple t-shirt has been circulated on social media.
Manabat who started her career as a child actress in 2009 in ABS-CBN addressed the public yesterday, saying that she’s not being flattered by the comments she gained from the netizens who noticed her body change.
“Hindi po ako napa-flatter sa ibang comments, kasi ‘yung iba po below the belt. Sana po alam nila na aware po ang tao na s*xual h*r*ssment is never, never okay. Hindi po siya fine,” she said.
“Sa mga nakaka-experience po lalo na po kapag minor, siyempre hindi naman po sila sanay sa ganoon. Minor man, girls, boys, anumang age, anumang gender or anuman ang suot sana po walang ganoon. Never po siyang nakakatulong. Lalo na po sa ganitong may pandemic na marami pong pinagdadaanan na mental health na problems. Huwag na pong sumabay. Respect na lang po,” she added.
She then replied to one netizen who blamed her for the disrepectful comments she received.
“Kaya po pala may mga nambabatos may mga nangungunsinti po na ang biktima ang mag aadjust hindi ang utak manyak ng mga bastos. God bless po praying for you to be enlightened po and stop victim blaming po,” she told the netizen.
Yesterday, Manabat also questioned why Instagram removed her photo because it’s against the “community guidelines” of the said social media platform.
The photo has now restored on her profile.