Recently, Kapamilya actress Kim Chiu went viral for making a confusing analogy trying to compare ABS-CBN’s shutdown to classroom rules.
She and Coco Martin, another artist who made an impassioned speech defending ABS-CBN, became the target of bashers and trolls.
Their fellow celebrities were quick to rise to their defense.
One of them is Kapamilya Star Angel Locsin who proudly posted a photo of Kim and Coco. She wrote, “I pray for protection for the both of you. I know your intentions are pure and thank you for standing up for what you believe in.”
Kim’s co-star in Love Thy Woman Ruffa Gutierrez showed her love for the actress. On her Twitter account while promoting her new online show Love thy Chika, Ruffa described her co-star Kim as humble and generous,
“Got the chance to interview KIM CHIU & XIAN LIM for “LOVE THY CHIKA” a new digital talk show. Abangan! “
For Ruffa, Kim’s mistake doesn’t define who she is as a person,
“Sending hugs to @prinsesachinita who’s professional, humble, magalang & generous. 1 mistake doesn’t define who u are. Keep your chin up. I’m here for you! This too shall pass.”
Got the chance to interview KIM CHIU & XIAN LIM for “LOVE THY CHIKA” a new digital talk show. Abangan! Sending hugs to @prinsesachinita who’s professional, humble, magalang & generous. 1 mistake doesn’t define who u are. Keep your chin up. I’m here for you!This too shall pass. pic.twitter.com/lK0uzTEdH0
— Ruffa Gutierrez (@iloveruffag) May 12, 2020
Kim’s longtime boyfriend Xian Lim was bashed by netizens for her ‘nonsense’ statement,
On the Instagram of the Kapamilya actor, he posted a lengthy post defending his girlfriend,
“Kim does not deserve to be singled out and get all the hate she is getting from people in the internet. She is a smart, empathetic person who deeply cares for all the people around her. She cares so much that it scares me.”
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Here's my two cents on everything that's happening right now. . We hit the 11K+ mark of positive cases in our country. People are STILL getting sick and dying all over the world. 5th of May, ABS-CBN went dark under the orders of the government. Now, I am not here to give my opinion on who I think is right or wrong. I do not have the educational background in this field or enough facts to support any claims but what I do have is my observation on what our society has become. . Amidst the Pandemic, people are throwing hurtful words back and forth hoping that an issue will be resolved through insults, rage, hate, fake news etc. . With all the second hand information going around, it turned us all into critics and so-called experts. No need to say much about that. . A few days ago, a couple of artists went live on social media and received numberous amount of hate. Let me say this, It takes a whole lot of guts to face millions of people and fight for what you truly believe in. Most people won't even have that opportunity in their lifetime. . Kim does not deserve to be singled out and get all the hate she is getting from people in the internet. She is a smart, empathetic person who deeply cares for all the people around her. She cares so much that it scares me. . We are not perfect. No one is. We have our share of mishaps that shake us down to the ground but we learn and we rise back up again. My love and support goes out to Kim for being a wonderful human being. . Lastly, tigilan na natin ang paninira sa kapwa dahil hindi ito nakakatulong sa sitwasyon ngayon. Tulungan nalang natin ang isat isa sa kahit anong paraan at tigilan na ang pininisi at paninira kay ganito't ganyan. Hindi perpekto ang systema. Hindi perpekto ang mundo. . We have little time in our hands. It's really a matter of asking yourself how well you want to be remembered when your time is up.
During the Laban Kapamilya Online protest, Kim had said, “Sa classroom, may batas. Bawal lumabas. O, bawal lumabas, pero pag sinabi, pag nag-comply ka na bawal lumabas. Pero may ginawa ka sa pinagbabawal nila, inayos mo yung law ng classroom niyo at sinubmit mo uli, ay puwede na pala ikaw lumabas.”
Because she could not explain her point that much, her analogy immediately went viral and has since become a meme.
The actress immediately apologized for her Laban Kapamilya statement, posting a photo of herself with ABS-CBN’s Laban Kapamilya signature pose witht the caption that she herself also didn’t understand what she said.