Sarah Lahbati, partner of Richard Gutierrez, is now in her 6th month of pregnancy with their second child after firstborn Zion who is already 4 years old. As Sarah had gained weight, she received bashing from one of her followers who said she was “fat” and “loshang”. She then fired back claiming she doesn’t deserve to be disrespected.
Every mother could possibly relate to the fact that as pregnancy progresses, the body also starts to change, including gaining weight which can be considered normal. However, there are some people who seem not to understand that celebrities like Sarah are not exempted from going through the same process.
Recently, in her Instagram account, Sarah expressed her sentiments towards a follower who allegedly criticized her for her body figure. Sarah said she was disappointed as the insensitive follower might have forgotten that she’s pregnant.
“I’m six months pregnant and getting body shamed. ‘Ang taba mo,’ ‘ang laki mo,’ ‘loshang,’ etc. DID YOU FORGET I AM CARRYING A CHILD.”
“I am growing a baby inside of me and you are shaming me. This doesn’t just happen to me.”
“What happened to women supporting each other? Praising each other as mothers? Why can’t we accept that our bodies are made to change during pregnancy because THERE IS A GROWING BABY INSIDE.”
She then reminded her followers to learn how to respect pregnant women because they don’t deserve to be judged and be disrespected. For that, she insisted she won’t let anyone step on her for being pregnant.
She also appealed to her follower who bashed her that she won’t tolerate such an unpleasant act and just suggested that she unfollow her and get out of her page.
Meanwhile, Sarah gave encouragement to pregnant women like her.
“This goes out to all pregnant women; we all deserve to be happy and focus on our growing baby. Let’s stay positive, happy & mind our own business everyone!”