A week after the shooting incident, Kapamilya actress Kim Chiu took the time to update her fans on her social media accounts.
On her Instagram, a basher with the username @flytoot3 questioned the actress’ reaction after the attack and insinuated that the ambush might have been staged.
“If im abushed ill be inactive for quite sometime. Mga aksidente suntukan ok lng move on move on aga pero pag ambush? iba tama nun if legit ambush.”
The netizen even cautioned the actress from posting on social media since that may be the way the criminals were keeping track of her.
“Kahit na abisuhan ako nag boss na ok lng yan etc buhay mo yan d nila buhay yan. Maging vigilant ako makilas mpag matyag maly mo dito sa soc med adito ang my plano kya lawloy muna. Pero ikaw bilis syos lng post2x galing hope laht ng na abush peroho simo ka gahi. Lami oi.”
Kim just replied, “@flytoot3 its because I’m not scared. The bullet is not for me. I’m happy I’m alive and that’s more important than waste your time being an ‘investigator’ keme.”
Even retired broadcast journalist Jay Sonza made an insensitive comment about the attack on Kim. He claimed that the incident was just a ‘drawing’ or a mere hoax.
sa mga bating na journo, iyong ambush story ay isang malaking "drawing." period.
— Jay Sonza (@JaySonza3) March 5, 2020
“Sa mga bating na journo, iyong ambush story ay isang malaking ‘drawing.’ period.”
Celebrities came to the defense of Love Thy Woman actress and said she doesn’t need to “stage” the traumatic experience just to be talked about.
Sunshine Cruz, who plays Kim’s mom on Love Thy Woman, was the first to react. On her Instagram account, Cruz posted a story:
Even Director Jerry Lopez Sineng pointed out that what happened to Kim is not a gimmick, not a publicity stunt and most of all, it was not “drawing.”
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Pag may naririnig tayong balita na may na-ambush at napatay, nalulungkot tayo. At pag may narinig tayong balita na na-ambush at nakaligtas, natutuwa tayo. Kaya nakakalungot na may taong nag-iisip pa nang ganito tungkol sa pangyayaring naganap kay Kim Chiu. Sana lang alamin muna ang facts bago mag-komento. Hindi bullet proof o armored van ang sasakyan niya. Saan kaya galing yong detalyeng ito? Tapos sinasabi pang scripted daw ang nangyari. Ang tanong, bakit mag-iimbento ng ganitong kuwento si Kim Chiu? Para saan? Para ano?…. Hay…. Ang pangyayaring ito ay HINDI po gimik… HINDI po isang publicity stunt … HINDI po scripted… At higit sa lahat hindi po ito isang MALAKING DRAWING.
Instead of taking responsibility for criticizing the actress, the retired broadcast journalist posted a Facebook post in a very passive way.
“Para doon sa mga naghangad at nagdasal na mamatay na sana ako via twitter kagabi, here is my message to you: Sige mauna na po muna kayo. busy pa kasi po ako. siguro pag naubos na kayo, maaring pag-iisipan ko susunod ako,”
He then signed off by thanking the people who criticized him.
“Salamat po at pinagkaabalahan pala ninyo ako kagabi. Hindi ko napansin kasi sarap ng tulog ko dahil maulan at saka nakadobol ako ng cognac bago nahiga. Dalangin ko yumaman at gumanda sana ang araw ninyo.”