A netizen writes a lengthy letter to Kim Chiu after the ‘Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 1’ Big Winner urged her followers not to respond to the comments of ABS-CBN critics whom she labeled as ‘trolls’.
Davaoeña Diana Carmella Gellandarin Taganas in a Facebook post on Sunday criticized Chiu for thinking lowly to her critics and just decided to disregard them.
Chiu, in an Instagram story, urged the social media users to ‘Starve a troll’ by turning off their comment box.
“Masyado na kayong yumayaman sa bahay!” Chiu said.
According to Taganas, people were just shrugging her past posts until her recent post.
“People have been amused and engaging with your rants until suddenly your recent posts reek of condescension, treating people as inferiors. Honestly, it leaves a bad taste in my mouth. So let me remind you, Kim,” Taganas said.
Taganas said that Chiu should not think highly of herself as not all Filipinos are treating celebrities as superior beings.
“First, believe it or not, there are actually many of us who don’t really care much for showbiz, who don’t teeter at the mere sight of a celeb, or who doesn’t have a dewy-eyed ambition of having a photo taken with them. We consider you as equals with jobs in the performing arts,” she said.
The Davaoeña also didn’t like how Chiu said that she worked hard to reach her current status, saying that she’s acting like superior to other people working.
“If you say na ‘pinaghirapan ko kung anong naabot ko ngayon’, as if your job is more herculean than others, mahiya ka magfeeling superior, Kim. Parehas lang tayo lahat nagtatrabaho. Ikaw? I have witnessed better performances of students who don’t even major in arts, I tell you. Your stage performances (on national TV, no less) are an embarrassment if juxtaposed to a regular intrams performance. Tapos ginawa mong hanapbuhay at pagkakakitaan? What a joke,” she remarked.
Taganas then proceeded to explain how disappointed she was when Chiu decided to lecture the Filipinos about the case of ABS-CBN.
“You began to EDUCATE us with the technicalities of your employer’s predicament:
“Law is law.” “May alam ka ba sa batas?” “May alam ka ba sa nagyayari ngayon?” “Alam nyo ba ang sinasabi nyo?” “So law. Ang ibig sabihin batas.” “May pito, o anim na prangkisa. Bakit abscbn lang ang ipinasara ng NTC?”
Then went on with the extraterrestrial classroom analogy. From which of course you later backpedalled, citing sheepishly, “Paggising ko trending na pala ako! Nadala lang sa emosyon. Sensya.” PALPAK.”
Taganas argued that Chiu should not explain that her emotion was the reason why she uttered the ‘law of classroom’ remark, believing that the actress’ ‘lack of understanding’ is the real culprit why she made her memorable statement.
“Naturally: nag damage control ka. “Okay lang yun, at least you’re being real” daw sabi sa post mo. Real? NAGING TOTOO ka lang kaya nasabi mo yung senseless classroom law? May graduation analogy ka na naman. Very good! Wrong! The fact na you are directing your anger to NTC more than the Congress shows your ignorance on the issue. And the reason na di ma approve ng Congress para (by your analogy) ‘naka-graduate’ ang network mo, is because the latter’s conditions in the renewal were contested since 2014, but listening to you, of course you don’t know that,” Taganas said.
“If you want to be the main man of collective indignation of ABS-CBN artists, have at it. Pero siguraduhin mong tama ang logic mo and NEVER be arrogant kay if brayt ka na by ABS-CBN’s standards, that’s too low a standard in THE REAL WORLD. Arrogant,” she added.
Taganas then accused Chiu of just using her connections inside the television network to maintain her career.
“Your acting leaves something to be desired. Tapos ikaw pa ang matapobre magsalita (dito talaga ako umalma). Kami pa ang addle-brained. Kami pa ang walang alam. Kami pa ang di nakakaintindi ng fact or logic. Presumptuous ‘artist’. To tell you frankly, nabuhay ka lang sa showbiz dahil sa: May kapit ka. HENCE, di ka nawawalan ng projects. HENCE, more exposure on TV. HENCE, more endorsements. HENCE, more exposure. HENCE, may name recall.” she said.
“And not because people ask for you. Sinong nagrequest nung live version mo ng Flashlight? Kahit Responsorial Psalm sa misa, di ka papasa. Feel mo magaling ka? You are not good; you are just visible. KASI MAY KAPIT KA. Take that,” she added.
The post of Taganas reached 7,300 shares on social media.