Saab Magalona shares how she handled a person who told her that she is chubby behind the fact that she is pregnant
Coming from a showbiz clan, though she is not that active in the industry as her older sister Maxene and younger brother Elmo are, but Saab Magalona also receives bashing just like any other celebrities.
The recent experience she encountered in receiving harsh comment is when somebody greeted her with “Ay, naging chubby ka na!”.
Being pregnant and is about to have her twin, Saab answered this greeting with a great effort in controlling herself not to burst with anger.
Based on her Instagram post, the blogger related to her social media followers how she handled that kind of comment.
She said that she let 5 minutes passed by in order to calm herself before she responded to the person who said that.
In a calm voice, the expectant mom said to that person that one should not tell that comment to other people especially to pregnant women because it is simply mean.
Being in that situation, the daughter of the late Master Rapper Francis Magalona, explained what a pregnant woman should undergo for her baby.
“We have no choice but to gain weight (recommended 35-45 lbs. for twin moms like me) for the safety of our babies,” she iterated on her caption.
Saab added that because of the need to gain weight, they also feel conscious about themselves.
On the other hand, the blogger was happy that she was able to handle the situation in a calm way, though she was fighting hard to over power the urge of hormones to burst out.
After Saab Magalona explained her situation to the person who said she is chubby, the said commenter apologized to her and even sent a text message saying thank you for a free lecture of being more sensitive.
Yesterday somebody greeted me with “Ay, naging chubby ka na!” and it took so much for me not to snap at her. Calmed down and after 5mins I told her, “You know, you really shouldn’t tell people — especially pregnant women — that they’ve gotten fat. It’s very mean.” I explained to her that we have no choice but to gain weight (recommended 35-45lbs for twin moms like me) for the safety of our babies and we’re already feeling self-conscious about it. I’m glad I controlled myself even with the hormones because I trust that most people don’t intend to be mean. They’re just pretty dense and that’s their version of chikahan or bonding. She apologized profusely and even sent me a text message hours later thanking me for educating her about being more sensitive. I hope God can give me more patience not to bite people’s heads off hehe ??? EDIT: I just want to clarify that she said it with a frown and with a disappointed tone. Mind you, she’s the one who told me “sana ganyan ka lang, wag ka nang tumaba” when I first met her and she learned of my pregnancy about 3 months ago.?