Kim Chiu says sorry over viral ‘classroom’ statement


Kim Chiu has apologized for causing confusion over her sentiments during the Facebook Live protest event called Laban Kapamilya on Friday night, saying that she got carried away by her emotions. 

The Kapamilya star cited a classroom situation as she was making her case against the National Telecommunications Commission’s order for ABS-CBN to stop its broadcast operations due to the expiration of its congressional franchise.

Kim’s statement has since gone viral, after netizens shared their thoughts on what Kim was trying to say.

“Sa classroom may batas, bawal lumabas, oh bawal lumabas. Pero ‘pag sinabi, ‘pag nag-comply ka na bawal na lumabas pero may ginawa ka sa pinagbabawal nila, inayos mo ‘yong law ng classroom niyo at sinumbit mo ulit ay pwede na pala ikaw lumabas,” said the actress in the Facebook live event.

The actress then issued an apology online after learning that she was on Twitter’s top trending list because of the statement. She joked, too, that she herself didn’t understand what she was saying.

She also posted a separate statement on Instagram. 

Kim is among the Kapamilya artists who have been speaking up against the government’s move to halt ABS-CBN’s TV and radio broadcasts nationwide. 

During the Facebook live, Kim recalled how her home network has changed her life and made her dreams come true through the reality show Pinoy Big Brother. 

She also pleaded for the NTC to reverse its cease and desist order. (READ: ABS-CBN signs off after cease and desist order)

“Sa NTC, dumudulog kami sa inyo na sana bawiin ninyo na iyong cease and desist order. Sana hayaan niyo na kaming mamahayag. Sana ibalik ninyo na ang ABS-CBN,” she said.

Kim Chiu inihayag ang saloobin sa pagpapasara sa ABS-CBN sa #LabanKapamilya online rally

Kim Chiu, matapang na inihayag ang hinaing tungkol sa pagpapasara sa ABS-CBN. KIM: "Kaya kayong mga basher mga trolls, kung masasakit na salita yung binibigay niyo sa amin hindi kami naka-graduate, mag-artista nalang kami? Wala akong pakialam dahil sa trabaho kong to, napatapos ko naman ng pag-aaral yung apat na kapatid ko. Naalis ko sila dun sa bahay na nagsisiksikan kami. Kung nagawa ko, magagawa din yun ng ibang tao sa tulong ng ABS-CBN."

Posted by ABS-CBN on Friday, 8 May 2020

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