Chynna Ortaleza slams ‘anorexic’ remarks

Published February 16, 2021, 3:48 PM

by Stephanie Bernardino

Chyna Ortaleza and Kean Cipriano

Chynna Ortaleza couldn’t help but share her thoughts about the ongoing “vicious cycle” of body-related comments towards her.

On Instagram, she noted how all her life, she’s been hearing criticisms like: “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 needs to share,” she said.

Ortaleza said she appreciates the concern 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 & it’s a real battle to keep fighting & living in this world,” she said.

“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.”

Ortaleza said comments that are put out without any ill intention in mind can be scarring because it could also bring up past wounds, particularly if they are repeated over and over if to make someone believe that there is something so terribly wrong with themselves.

The wife of Kean Cipriano revealed how it’s been a struggle for her to feel that she meets the seal of approval as people say.

She then capped off her post, by pointing out that everyone has the ability to transform lives through the use of tone and words.

“Speak kindly to yourself & one another. Yes even if it’s a hard subject to chew it can still be done with respect and empowerment,” she said.

Ortaleza ended her post by sharing her 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.”