Jasmine Curtis-Smith Reveals Her Struggle With Being Body-Shamed
She opens up about her anxiety and depression.
(SPOT.ph) People often comment about celebrities' bodies, not realizing that celebrities can see what they say and are actually affected by it. Jasmine Curtis-Smith recently acknowledged that she’s also a victim of body-shaming. She was called out online for her thin figure and people saying she looks anorexic. But as a mental health advocate, she decided to speak up about it and share about how it made her feel.
"It affected me, it gave me anxiety, it made me so depressed that people called me out like that,” she reveals in a report by PEP.ph. “It’s not fair, hindi okay, hindi tama na basta-basta mo na lang bibitawan ang salitang anorexia, anorexic or malnourished.”
She says that of all the issues that she’s dealt with, the issue about her weight affected her the most because it’s already something personal. She further explains that health doesn't depend on your weight. “Ako kasi, pagdating sa timbang ng tao, huwag mong i-discriminate. Wala ‘yan sa timbang, wala ‘yan sa hitsura, nasa kalusugan ‘yan ng tao,” she says.
All she wants is for people to respect her because she’s already being open with her life and sharing her experiences with those who follow her so she she can make them happy as well. “Kaunting respeto naman kasi sine-share ko naman ang buhay ko sa inyo—not because it’s my obligation, not because I owe it to you guys, but because I want to, but because happy ako, ‘di ba?”