Kim Chiu wants issue over remark about ‘noisy cats’ be put to rest


Kim Chiu has reiterated her apologies over an “insensitive” statement she made last December about wanting to throw boiling water at noisy cats. 

A video of Kim making the comment on It’s Showtime, which raised eyebrows online, resurfaced as netizens, particularly animal lovers, called the actress-host out. 

During the noontime show’s Madlang Pi-poll segment on December 6, 2021, Kim asked celebrity guests Karla Estrada and her daughters what they thought was the loudest at night. One of the options was, “Pusang may kaharutan sa bubong.” 

To which Kim commented, “Nakakainis ‘yun no. Yung gusto mong sabuyan ng mainit na tubig kasi ang ingay.” 

Fellow It’s Showtime co-hosts Vice Ganda, Ogie Alcasid and Vhong Navarro, meanwhile, opposed the idea of doing such a thing to the cats. 

“Kawawa naman ‘yung pusa,” said Vhong. 

Vice Ganda also said, “Grabe kayo sa cats, why do you hate cats so much?”

“That’s wrong,” added Ogie.

Minutes later, Kim clarified her statement on the show, saying, ‘Yung nasabi ko sa tungkol sa pusa kanina emerut barurot lang yun ha. No to animal cruelty tayo dito. Love everybody in the world that’s living or non-living.” 

In a netizen’s tweet with the clip of Kim’s viral remark attached, the It’s Showtime host was asked to apologize over the matter.

As response, Kim said that she wanted to keep mum on the issue, stressing that she already aired her apologies immediately after during the show.

“I cleared this already, RIGHT AFTER saying those words, and asked for apology same day same segment, ‘coz I know that I will never do it and cleared that it’s not really ganun.” 

Kim also cited how “social media or that person who posted it, opted to cut the part where I was saying my apology and explain my side on that same episode.”

The 31-year-old also slammed those who were coming at her for something she did not even do. 

“But as usual, some marites will really choose to see the bad in that situation. Ganun naman minsan sa atin. Mas gusto ng karamihan palabasin kang super mean, yung diin na diin. Kahit wala ka naman ginawa ‘pa’.”

“Para ka nang ginawa na masama sa mata nila. That’s the sad part. Pero kung may ginawa kang maganda hindi mashado papansinin. Pag masama. ‘Happy fiesta!’ But oh well. Ganun sa atin eh,” she added. 

Appealing to animal lovers and detractors to put the issue to rest, Kim apologized and made clear that she did not mean to say nor act on her words.  

“But I’m asking again for things to be clear hopefully, (for the 2nd time after two months) Pasensya na po to all animal lovers, I didn’t mean to say those words, nor do those actions. Parang wala sa panahon ngayon ang gagawa ng ganun.Wag na natin palakihin pa, dahil wala naman talagang nasaktan.”

“I hope I made myself clear. I hope this ends here,” said Kim.

Lyka Nicart
Lyka Nicart
Lyka Nicart wanders on the internet, hearts Kpop (and ofc her bias), loves everything purple. When she's not writing, she's fighting with her dear cat.