Kapamilya actress and It’s Showtime host Kim Chiu on Monday, September 20, drew the ire of netizens after ‘justifying’ a cheater’s behavior.
In the latest Reina ng Tahanan segment, the hosts talked about cheating after a contestant shared her own experience regarding the matter.
When Vice Ganda asked his fellow co-hosts to share their opinion, Chiu had a different take.
“Baka magchi-cheat kung hindi s’ya naging masaya,” she explained.
The gay comedian-host [obviously] was surprised by Chiu’s answer as he dared her to repeat what she said.
“Baka bubukas yung mundo ng cheating kung hindi na s’ya masaya sa part n’ya,” reiterated Kim.
Vice Ganda seemed to have had enough as he explained: “Again Kim Chiu, there’s no acceptable reason for cheating. Masaya ka o di ka masaya, walang kaso yun. Di ka maaabswelto dun. ‘E, kasi hindi siya masaya kaya abswelto.’ Walang ganun.”
Over Twitter, netizens castigated Chiu after she made such a statement. A few urged It’s Showtime to remove the former PBB big winner as one of the show’s hosts.
petition for showtime to remove kim chiu from the show https://t.co/k0oGGjItv6
— ellie ☀️ (@exiletosaturn) September 20, 2021
Others were quick to judge Kim, calling her names because of the statement.
vovelya for the nth time pic.twitter.com/Th6XeF55sl
— ً (@hmm___ireoke) September 20, 2021
ambantot naman kim chiu https://t.co/VhNEsl5G9U
— ʕ º ᴥ ºʔ (@rocelann_) September 20, 2021
Some were disappointed by her statement as well.
Pag nakita niyo si Kim Chiu sa kalsada, sampalin niyo! chz
— LIL NAS X AGUAS 🏳️🌈 (@spacedooog) September 20, 2021
A netizen pointed that Kim’s comment was “damaging” given that she sided on a cheater.
Parang di umedad si ms. kim chiu, both outside and inside, kaloka. I’m sure she’s a sweet person pero she made a damaging comment sa national tv so sadly, sa national tv din dapat ma-correct pra sa mga nanonood
— Tareen Weitzmann Chan (@TareenWeitzman) September 20, 2021
Meanwhile, other netizens advised the actress-host to “not appear” on the show anymore as a reference to her controversial statement back when ABS-CBN went off the air in 2020.
kumareng Kim Chiu bawal ka na lumabasa sa Showtime ha! Gigil mo kami
— Jowbeylin (@Jblnxx) September 20, 2021
?????????????HOY KIM CHIU WAG KANG LALABAS SINASABI Q SAU ANO YARN ENABLER????????? PARTNER MO DAPAT GERAHIN MO BHIE NAKU https://t.co/nlHscs8XG7
— rage—✨COMMS OPEN 2/10 (@infrarage_) September 20, 2021
This is also not the first time that her answer was “wala sa hulog” so to speak.
Netizens posted a snippet of a Reina ng Tahanan June episode where Vice and Kim hosted the segment.
The contestant also shared how she was cheated by her partner to which Kim blamed the third party and not the man.
“May something sa babae din. Nasa babae din, nasa tamang harot din lang ‘yan. Kasi ang lalaki, mahina. Marupok sa harot na tinatawag.”
However, Vice once again disagreed with Kim as he said: “Hindi. Hindi mo puwedeng isisi [lang sa babae]. Pareho silang malandi. It takes two to tango. Di makakasayaw iyan kung walang partner.”
It is also similar to her analogy of the National Telecommunications Commission’s (NTC) cease and desist order against ABS-CBN in 2020, comparing the agency’s rules to that of a classroom.
“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.”
Furthermore, her “classroom” statement was also incomprehensible, same with her latest remark about cheating, thus resulting in her getting criticized for making such comments.
Meanwhile, the actress, via a tweet, acknowledged that she trended on twitter as she tweeted a ‘thank you’ to her supporters, and bashers as well.
Love you all!!!❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/hn4QOoLmE5
— kim chiu (@prinsesachinita) September 20, 2021
As of this writing, Chiu has not released an explanation regarding her cheating statement.