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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Jul 10, 2017

Claudine Barretto's Obvious Weight Problems And How Her Ate Gretchen Defended Her Against A Basher

CLAUDINE BARRETTO does not have any new movie or TV show but she remains in the limelight due to social media. She sought the help of the NBI to pin down the basher of her adopted daughter named Peggy Enriquez so she can file a proper case against her. A lot of people sided with her as this will teach a lesson to haters who bash even innocent children.

Then she had a recent reunion with her siblings, Joaquin and Michelle Barretto, with whom she had been estranged for four years. They even posted their photo having dinner together with their mother, Mommy Inday. This also elicited positive feedback from netizens who wished she’d be reconciled not only with her other siblings, notably her Ate Gretchen, but also with ex-hubby Raymart Santiago with whom she had a tiff over their son, Santino.

But because of the photo she posted on social media, netizens got to see how much unbecoming weight she has gained lately and it’s really alarming. We know it’s not politically correct to do body shaming and the trend is to tolerate people no matter how fat they are.

When a netizen compared Claudine to her Ate Gretchen who has remained fit and slim, the latter wrote in her social media account: “I do not appreciate your comment. Do not put anyone down while praising me.” This means that La Greta still somehow cares for her younger sister, doesn’t it? Actually, we think comments about her obesity would be really uncalled for if Claudine has intentions of permanently retiring from showbiz. She can then balloon as much as she wants to, for all we care. But if she still considers herself a celebrity who wants to make a comeback and resume her showbiz career, we don’t think any producer would get her at this point when she has gained so much unwanted pounds.

She should be inspired by her contemporary, Judy Ann Santos, who is really now slim and in fighting form once again after giving birth to her last baby, Luna. After all, even the Megastar Sharon Cuneta is doing her best to lose weight.