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Xyriel Manabat reacts to comments about her photos: 'Sexual harassment is never, never okay'

"Minor man, girls, boys, ano mang age, ano mang gender or ano man ang suot, sana po walang ganoon. Never po siyang nakakatulong."

Patricia Matalog
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Patricia Matalog

9/21/2020 in News
Xyriel Manabat reacts to comments about her photos: 'Sexual harassment is never, never okay'

Xyriel Manabat has finally spoken out regarding the lewd conversations that surround her photos online.

In an interview with Darla Sauler uploaded on her Youtube channel yesterday, September 20, the 16-year-old actress opened up about her experience being sexualized by men on social media.

"Hindi po ako napa-flatter sa ibang comments, kasi 'yung iba po below the belt na," she admitted in the interview.

"Sana po alam nila at aware po ang tao na sexual harassment is never, never okay. Hindi po siya fine."

"Sa mga nakaka-experience po lalo na po kapag minor, siyempre hindi naman po sila sanay sa ganoon. Minor man, girls, boys, ano mang age, ano mang gender or ano man ang suot, sana po walang ganoon. Never po siyang nakakatulong," she continued.

"Lalo na po sa ganitong may pandemic na marami pong pinagdadaanan na mental health na problems. Huwag na pong sumabay. Respect na lang po," she pressed.

Xyriel graduated from high school last June. She last appeared in the 2018 primetime series "Wildflower."

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