Moira dela Torre became a target of body-shaming while performing on stage for a year-end concert last Sunday, December 30.
On Monday, December 31, the "Malaya" singer aired on Twitter her thoughts about her experience when a concert-goer called her "fat" and "ugly" while she was on stage with her band.
Based on Moira's tweet, the incident happened at Marikina Sports Center, where she performed in front of 70,000 attendees.
Moira said her first instinct was to confront the heckler right at that moment. But she chose to ignore the whole incident.
The 25-year-old singer wrote on Twitter, "To the rude kuya shouting 'ang taba mo laki mo moira panget taba' while i was performing last night..i was so tempted to look at you & give you a piece of my mind. But i didnt want anyone feeling how you made me feel. Even you. (1/2)"
She continued, "Women are beautiful whatever size and may i be the last person you disrespect like that. May you learn to love yourself enough that you won't need to bring people down just to feel 'funny' or important. If ur reading this, i hope next year showers you love. Happy new year (2/2)"
On January 2, the Cornerstone talent wrote another lengthy post on Twitter expounding on her thoughts about body-shaming on Twitter.
She wrote, "There are so many people, mostly girls, who already go thru so much insecurity with their physical appearance. It's a daily battle to get up and remind themselves they are beautiful. Sometimes, we feel brave. Sometimes, the lies are louder.
"Nonetheless, we need to know we aren't alone to be able to keep going. Wouldn't it be so much better if people encouraged instead of pointing out things to shame you?
"People who have gained weight they didn't really want, whether bec of self control, hormonal imbalance, stress eating, other medical reasons etc., go thru emotions I am very familiar with.
"So when someone tries to connect being fat with being ugly, I have to correct that because it is wrong. Not only is it wrong, it is hurtful.
"Everyone is fighting a battle we're not aware of. Everyone thinks they know you even if they've never even met you.
"To some, they can easily brush it off. But everyone can use a little kindness. Which is why i think kindness can stop the cycle of bullying or hiding unnecessary comments under 'constructive criticism.'
"Because constructive criticism should aim only to build people up. [Grinning Face With Sweat emoji]"
Towards the end of her message, Moira reminded everyone who has experienced the same that they are beautiful and loved.
"I just needed to make that clear because i need people like me to know they are not alone and that they are beautiful and loved.
"Yun lang. i love you. Happy new year ulit. [sparkle emoji]"