It’s safe to say that Kim Chiu is in a better place now after becoming the subject of hate and harassment online because of her viral "bawal lumabas" statements.
But during her “We Rise Together” guesting earlier today, May 29, the actress got emotional looking back at the controversy, which she called one of her “lowest points in life.” Speaking to DJ Jhai Ho, Kim admitted that she still feels emotionally “fragile”.
However, Kim said she doesn't regret making an appearance at the #LabanKapamilya event.
“Hindi ko pinagsisihan maging isang Kapamilya. Hindi ko pinagsisihan ‘yung araw na ‘yun. Ang daming nagtatanong, ‘Nagsisi ka ba? Sana ‘di mo ginawa?’ Hindi. At least nasabi ko ‘yung gusto kong sabihin,” she pressed.
Speaking to us in an exclusive interview this morning, Kim said she's learned three major things from facing such severe backlash.
First, she learned to look at the bigger picture.
“Intindihin mo kung saan sila nanggagaling,” she pressed. “Kasi siguro kung masaya ka naman sa buhay mo, hindi ka na magte-take time sa comment box ng mga masasamang salita para sa taong 'yun. Ibig sabihin meron silang pinagdadaanan.”
She also emphasized the importance of kindness and empathy, and learning the art of "dedma."
“Show kindness to them. Malay mo kaya nila nasabi ‘yun kasi wala na silang makain, or nawalan sila ng trabaho kaya ang tingin nila sa mundo pangit lahat,” she said.
“‘Wag mo na lang silang pansinin [kapag ganoon]. Para silang lamok -- nand’yan at nand’yan lang na gusto mong patayin pero hindi mo mapatay-patay. Wag mo na lang silang pansinin,” she added.
Kim has successfully turned her viral "Bawal Lumabas" memes into an official hit track which can now be streamed in various digital platforms.
She has also launched a new clothing line #BawalLumabasMerch, all the proceeds of which will be donated to a charity. A portion of its earnings will also be donated to Angel Locsin's COVID-19 mass testing campaign.
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