WATCH: Kim Chiu responds to ‘Bawal Lumabas’ Fiasco

Uno reverse card, amirite?


Days after her incoherent ‘classroom’ analogy, actress Kim Chui resurfaced back on the internet to address the whole fiasco.

‘Bawal Lumbas’ song by Kim Chiu /Screenshot


Nagsara muna ako ng puso at isipan ko because of what happened sympre maraming mga taong perfect, charot, echos lang,” the actress said. In her vlog, Kim admitted that she stayed off social media and the internet following harsh criticism over her incoherent statement she made during the “Laban Kapamilya” stream on social media.

The stream, which featured some of her home network ABS-CBN’s biggest talents, gave the network artists a platform to express their thoughts after they were forced to go off-air following a government order.

During her live broadcast, Chiu answered – or at least tried to answer – allegations that they were merely making themselves look like victims.

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,” she said, which later went viral.

Nagising ako na trending na pala ako! Okay po […] natawa nalang ako sa sinabi kong about classroom. Nadala lang ng emosyon. Sensya na,” the actress apologized. However, while she also found the statement funny, she didn’t expect the amount of bashing and hate that would come her way.


Moving Forward

Chiu reached out to DJ Squammy, the music arranger who created the ‘Bawal Lumabas’ beat, to record her own “version” the trending remix. She released the song on May 18, including a music video, which included clips of Kim at home, outreach programs, and of TikTok users dancing to the DJ Squammy beat.

Kim Chiu collabs with songwriter Adrian and music producer DJ Squammy /Screenshot

She also featured songwriter Alvin Crisanto, who wrote an “open letter” to Chiu on Facebook that encouraged her to face the criticism and offered steps for her to move forward. The letter went viral – so much so that Kim’s ABS-CBN bosses and management forwarded the letter to her several times.

“You’ve accidentally created a genius marketing idea in this pandemic: #BawalLumabas,” Crisanto noted.

Chiu thanked both Crisanto and DJ Squammy for their posts and work, both of which, she said, helped her pull herself out of the slump she was in.

Adrian Crisanto’s open letter to Kim Chui:


Pag may problema dapat hindi mo tinatambayan… doon tayo sa option na move forward,” Chiu said. In case you’re wondering—the song is now legit, signed under record label Star Music.


—(Source: Rappler)