Wahu’s Message To Anyone Who Has Ever Been Body Shamed

February 23, 2023

Celebrity musician Wahu Kagwi has responded with a message of hope for a more positive online space after she was subjected to distasteful comments about her postpartum weight gain.

Hours after her 16-year-old daughter Tumiso Mathenge slammed the body shamers, Wahu took to her Instagram page Tuesday evening to address the sensitive issue.

“So yesterday I posted a picture of myself during the 1st joint committee meeting under the Talanta Hela initiative, saying how excited I was about where we’re going….but, what took precedence on that is the amount of weight that I’ve gained 😏😄,” she started.

The mother of three noted that adding weight during pregnancy is not new to her.

“Sure I have added a lot of weight…22.5kgs to be exact 😄 actually, for those who know me, I always add weight when pg. with Tumiso I added 27kgs 😄😅,” she said.

Weight issues aside, Wahu chose to highlight how positivity trampled negativity in the comments section of her picture.

Wahu said positive comments from her fans forced body-shamers to pull down their distasteful remarks.

“In the 1st couple of minutes of the post… there were quite a number of distasteful comments. Unfortunately, many of these were by women. These were overtaken by overwhelming number of +ve comments, again, the majority being by women. A classic case of good outweighing the bad…so much so that the majority of the “shamers” ended up pulling down their comments,” Wahu wrote.

She added: “Clearly, more and more of us are leaning towards positive vibes on social media, and I thank you for this🤗”

Wahu went on to send a message of encouragement to anyone who has ever been body-shamed.

“… remember, what the shamers say is not a reflection of you … it’s really a reflection of the quality of person they are. Wewe uko tu sawa(You are just fine)…so don’t take their negativity to heart 😏” she advised.

The ‘Sweet Love’ singer concluded by clarifying that she was not bothered by the comments about her body.

“Just for the record, I’m not posting this because I’m upset..ziii….unajua, ukijijua, not many external things can get to you…I’m sharing this for us to take note that there is hope for a more positive living environment and also to encourage anyone who’s been a victim of any kind of hate,” Wahu said.

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