‘Hala, last day ko na’: Kim Chiu apologizes for choice of word on ‘Showtime’

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Posted at Mar 06 2019 06:56 PM | Updated as of Mar 07 2019 07:32 AM

‘Hala, last day ko na’: Kim Chiu apologizes for choice of word on ‘Showtime’ 1
‘It’s Showtime’ guest co-host Kim Chiu apologizes for a term she used during the noontime show’s March 6 episode. ABS-CBN

MANILA — Kim Chiu appeared to immediately regret her choice of words during the live episode of “It’s Showtime” on Wednesday, prompting her swift apology to the viewers of the noontime program.

Chiu, who was a guest co-host for the day, was interviewing a “Tawag ng Tanghalan” contestant along with Vhong Navarro and Ryan Bang when the incident happened.

In coming up with an impromptu skit inspired by the film “One More Chance,” Bang demonstrated how he would act out being jealous. His expression had the audience and his co-hosts laughing, with Chiu using a Tagalog term to describe Bang’s take as constipated.

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Without using his microphone, Navarro could be seen reminding Chiu against using the word, causing the actress to say sorry to the show’s director, Bobet Vidanes, and the viewers.

“Mali po ‘yung salita ko, hindi ko pa na-compose ‘yung feelings ko,” Chiu said, appearing guilty as the entire studio laughed.

“Hala, sorry talaga, Direk Bobet. Hala, last day ko na talaga ‘to. Pasintabi na po sa lahat ng mga nanonood diyan. Wala po ‘yon, guni-guni niyo lang,” she said.

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Co-hosts Amy Perez and Mariel Padilla were similarly amused, with the latter joking: “So T’yang Amy, alam mo na, bukas may public apology ka!”

In June 2018, it was the screen veteran who was tasked to publicly apologize on behalf of the program, and particularly a GirlTrends member, for an on-air joke about orphans that had earned criticism.