MANILA — Kim Chiu thanked internet sensation DJ Loonyo for creating the official dance steps for her accidental hit “Bawal Lumabas.”
In her vlog which was uploaded late Monday, Chiu launched the “Bawal Lumabas Galaw Challenge” featuring DJ Loonyo.
DJ Loonyo said he can relate with Chiu, who became a subject of ridicule for her emotional defense of her embattled home network ABS-CBN using a poorly worded analogy to classroom rules.
“Kasi noong nakita ko ang interview mo, normal naman 'yon, hindi naman tayo perpekto. Kahit ako minsan kapag nagla-live ako kapag sobra-sobra ang emotion minsan, may gusto tayong ipalabas pero alam mo sa sobrang emosyon ay nawawala ang technical na parts. Pero it’s okay. Binig-deal ng tao and ginawan ng memes and all," he told Chiu.
"Kahit 'yung mga kaibigan ko ginagawa ng challenge, sabi nila gawan ko na rin ng challenge. Sabi ko, ‘Hindi. What if kung ako ang nasa ganyang kalagayan magiging masaya ba ang pamilya ko? Magiging masaya ba ang circle of friends ko?’ Sa akin marami namang music na puwede. Pero kung ikakasama ng kapwa mo, tulad mong artists, hindi puwede 'yung ganoon. Para sa akin no, 'yon. Kaya sabi ko ‘hell, no!” Loonyo told Chiu.
“Alam mo gusto ko mag-thank you sa iyo dahil sa sinabi mong respeto sa kapwa artist. That is so saludo,” Chiu told him on her vlog.
DJ Loonyo said he agreed to do the dance steps after seeing how Chiu bounced back after a crisis, turning "Bawal Lumabas" into an unexpected hit, recording more than 10 million views across all social media platforms in just one day.
“I want to do it because I want to be a part of your movement na that’s really inspiring. From that situation in your life na talagang ang hirap ibangon noon, one snap parang buong Pilipinas nakalimutan ang lahat ng tamang ginawa mo sa buong buhay because they focus on that mistake. After days or a week, bumangon ka bigla, you came back stronger. Sabi ko it’s really inspiring, lalo na ngayon ang daming nado-down dahil sa nangyayari. Might as well take your energy kung paano ka bumangon. Ang hirap noon. Idol ang ginawa mo,” DJ Loonyo explained.
DJ Loonyo, whose real name is Rhemuel Lunio, captured the attention of netizens after he did a dance cover of “Fight Song,” which was dedicated to frontliners.