Matt Lozano hurt over body-shaming comments, defends self

Published August 2, 2021, 6:00 AM

by Robert Requintina

Matt Lozano (Facebook)

Kapuso star Matt Lozano has admitted that he was really hurt when friends make unwanted body-shaming labels about his weight.


“Marami akong experiences sa discrimination hindi lang sa mga taong hindi ko kilala kundi pati na rin sa mga taong kilala ko. Minsan kasi may mga friends ka na dina-down ka. Sinasabi nila ‘uy ang taba-taba mo na, dapat ganito, dapat ganyan,” said Matt, a plus-size celebrity, during a Zoom interview with the entertainment press recently.


“At first, hirap na hirap ako tanggapin yung mga ganyan kasi hindi rin naman talaga ninyo naiintidihan kung ano yung katawan ko, kung ano yung nangyayari sa katawan ko. But I think. minahal ko lang naman talaga yung sarili ko, at sobrang inaccept ko kung ano ko. Before naman kasi payat din naman ako dahil todo-workout ako dati.

 
“Noong lumaki yung weight ko, doon ako nawala sa showbiz. I stopped for four years. So that’s when I started to focus on my music. Doon ako nag-start tumugtog sa mga bar. Meron akong mga bar gigs.

 
“Happy naman ako kasi noong tumutugtog ako, doon ko naramdaman na walang pakialam yung tao sa weight ko because tinutugtugan ko sila. That’s what matters. Nag-eenjoy ‘yung mga tao sa. bars. Doon na ako nagkaroon ng confidence pagdating sa weight ko kasi I give them my best when it comes to performing,” Matt said.


Matt started in showbiz in 2008. His first film was “When I Met You” from GMA Films where he played the younger brother of KC Concepcion. Prior, Matt appeared as an extra in several fims and TV series.


Also a Bench endorser, Matt is set to do the voice for Big Bert Armstrong in the latest adaptation of the popular Japanese anime series “Voltes V.” In 2016, he was the grand winner of Eat Bulaga’s “Spogigy” singing contest.

 
For the first time, Matt will also debut his single titled “Kuwarto.”


Matt said: “Kuwarto is my most recent song na sinulat ko nitong pandemic lang.  It’s about failed relationship. Ang ‘Kuwarto’ ay sinulat ko para mamulat ang mga tao na hindi lang sila ang nakakaranas ng ganitong bagay na iniwan ng kanilang mga mahal. Nararanasan natin yan at nasasaktan tayong lahat. Kaya natin ito kahit na may iniiwan tayo. Ang importante mahalin natin ang sarili natin. It’s all about self love kahit na nasasaktan na tayo.”


But the charming actor-singer said that the song is not based in his personal experience. “This is not my experience now. Nag-interview ako ng mga kaibigan ko na nasaktan ngayong pandemic. Sinusulat ko ito at talagang nasa kuwarto ko lang ako. Originally, this is a love song pero somewhere sa song, hindi pala.”

Matt said that he has composed more than 10 songs, and he’s planning to release two songs this year under GMA Records. “Hopefully, ma-pick up ng mga tao ang songs ko.”

 
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