They say when life gives you lemons, make lemonade — and that's exactly what Kim Chiu did!
After a week-long social media hiatus, the “Love Thy Woman” actress surprised everyone when she released the official music video of her new own version of the “Bawal Lumabas" remix.
In a vlog that accompanied the release, Kim admitted that the past week has been one of her “lowest points" and that she had to keep off her phone just to stay sane. She was a target of criticism after her statements at the "Laban Kapamilya" online stream following the May 5 ABS-CBN broadcast shutdown.
"Isa ito sa mga lowest [points ko in life]. Tao lang naman din ako na nasasaktan din, lalo na fragile ang emotions natin kasi na sa bahay tayo nang ilang days," she shared.
"I was really down for the past few days. But of course ‘pag may problema, siyempre hindi mo dapat tinatambayan. Doon tayo sa option na move forward," she added.
She was made aware of an open letter written by a netizen named Adrian Crisanto on Facebook which listed down some suggestions on how she can turn all the hate and bashing into something positive.
Kim and Adrian had the chance to talk to each other on a video call, and the actress thanked him for picking her up at her lowest.
Adrian said, “You don't have to be a fan of someone to respect that person."
"It was my intention to encourage you. I wanted you to know na kahit hindi tayo magkakilala in person, I respect you for who you are. Do not be discouraged because there are people who look beyond the mistakes and can really find something beautiful," he added.
DJ Squammy also joined the video call, and Kim shared her initial thoughts on the music arranger's “Bawal Lumabas” remix which became a pretty popular meme on social media.
"Bakit pinaglaruan 'yung sinabi ko?" she initially thought. "Tapos noong nakita ko na 'yung video sa TikTok, na pati 'yung mga pamangkin ko sumasayaw na doon sa beat na ginawa mo, sabi ko, 'Shocks, at least sumaya pala 'yung mga tao sa ginawa mo sa sinabi ko.’"
"Kahit malungkot 'yung paligid, malungkot 'yung mga nangyayari sa bansa natin, at least nagawa mo 'yung part mo na mag-entertain ng tao. I think we did a good job!" she added.
Watch the full video here:
And for those who got major LSS from Kim's "Bawal Lumabas" version, we have good news: it will be released on digital platforms this weekend! Happy listening!
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