Kim Chiu’s Bawal Lumabas Most Disliked Video?
BAWAL LUMABAS – It seemed like Kim Chiu has milked the meme cow dry with her Wish live performance disliked to oblivion.
At some point in May, Kim Chiu’s words resonated with the masses in a way she never expected to. Her admittedly confused rant about the ABS-CBN shutdown was then transformed by the meme community into something glorious.
What others would see as “bashing” was the community’s way of endearment of the highest degree. In a way, Kim created a foundation that for a short period of time, united the people.
However, like an old star that lights up the night sky, memes too, lose their light.
Kim Chiu missed the golden opportunity to ride the meme train. Instead of playing along with the joke, she was on the defensive, playing the victim.
But, after a few weeks, Kim went on to accept the meme as it was. After the song “bawal lumabas” blew up, she immediately made it a part of her “redemption arc”. She stated that she rose above bullying but in fact, she did not.
Sadly, what Kim did was ride on what is called as a “dead meme”. The fact that she made it her own, monetized it, and made merch didn’t sit well with the people.
A month later, Kim was scheduled for her first Wish live performance. But, as she said in her previous video, “parang nag 360 lang” – the people were back to bashing.
Currently, her Wish live performance is the most DISLIKED music video in the Philippines’ history. She even beat “Iisang Dagat”, an atrocious “pro-China” music video.
Several meme pages on Facebook banded together, not to bash on Kim, but to end the meme once and for all. At this point, Kim is beating a dead horse with her song and the people know this.