Television host and weather anchor Kim Atienza entertained netizens when he took on his bashers with trivia.
Kuya Kim is known for his fun facts on It’s Showtime, TV Patrol and his educational show Matanglawin.
Late Thursday, Kuya Kim expressed his support for his home network, ABS-CBN, as the company fights for its franchise to be renewed.
“Lord we are in despair. We pray that you soften their hearts. We pray for a miracle. Our company is on its knees,” he wrote.
A Twitter user responded to his post, saying if it was up to the Lord, their franchise would still be denied.
Kuya Kim, implying that the Twitter user was a fake account, hit back with a fun fact on trolls.
“Alam mo ba pag 5 lang ang followers malamang ito ay isang troll account. Ang troll ay mula sa salitang Danish na Trold na ang ibig sabihin ay ugly dwarf,” he said.
Another netizen responded, saying the people who “hated” their network and artists are real people, not trolls.
The King of Trivia was quick to give the netizen a thing or two on grammar.
“If they ‘hated’ my network (past tense) that means they love it now. (present tense) Alam mo ba ang kamo ay lumang salitang Tagalog mula sa dalawang salitang ‘wika mo’ #kuyakimtrivia,” he wrote.
Another basher involved Kuya Kim’s father, Buhay Partylist Rep. Lito Atienza, in the conversation.
“Di bali nang troll account, anu naman tawag mo as tatay mo? Bayarang mambabatas?” they asked.
Kuya Kim quipped that technically all lawmakers are “bayaran” because they are paid their salaries and allowances.
“Alam niyo ba na lahat ng mambabatas ay bayaran? Meron po silang salary grade na 31 at may yearly salary na 257,000. (plus allowances) Bayaran po lahat sila. Hindi po sila libre. #kuyakimtrivia,” he wrote.
A Twitter user seemingly provoked by his witty comebacks called him “kamote.” Kuya Kim was there to explain what the term “kamote” meant in that context.
“Alam niyo ba na ang pagtawag ng Kamote ay anti farmer? Noong 1970s inabot ko pa, pag mali o Bobo ang sagot ng estudyante sinasabihan ng guro ng ‘Go home and plant Kamote’ kaya naugnay ang kamote sa hindi matalino. #kuyakimtrivia,” he said.
Kuya Kim entertained Twitters netizens enough that he trended on the ninth spot of the Philippines’ trending list.