'Keep rising, keep loving': Xian encourages Kim to carry on despite bashers

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 09 2020 12:51 PM

MANILA – Xian Lim rallied behind Kim Chiu after the video of her appearance at the Wish 107.5 bus where she performed “Bawal Lumabas” garnered hundreds of thousands of dislikes on YouTube.

Despite the “dislikes,” Chiu’s performance turned out to be the top trending video on YouTube with over 6 million views in three days.

“Congrats Kim! Bashers can dwell on their own misery and type anonymously throughout their lifetime. Naysayers will never come close to having a good heart like yours,” Lim told his girlfriend through an Instagram Story.

Encouraging Chiu to carry on despite what bashers are saying, Lim told her: “Keep rising. Keep loving.”

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Chiu wrote "Bawal Lumabas" after experiencing being bullied online over an incoherent thought she had while pleading for ABS-CBN to be allowed to return on air. She described it as "one of the lowest points" of her life, before turning it into a positive.

Her song has spawned a viral dance and music covers, and she even made a merchandise line based on it to help fight COVID-19.