Filipina actresses

Kim Chiu says she didn’t defend cheating: ‘Biktima rin ako’

Kim Chiu says she didn’t defend cheating: ‘Biktima rin ako’

KIM Chiu. The 'It's Showtime' host clarified her stand on infidelity.

Kim Chiu's Instagram

The actress-host had been criticized over her remarks in an earlier episode of 'It's Showtime'

Kim Chiu defended herself from criticism that she supported cheating, saying in a Wednesday, September 22 episode of It’s Showtime that she’s been a victim of cheating herself.

Gusto ko lang sabihin sa lahat at linawin na hindi po ako pabor sa cheating and never po talaga ako magiging pabor doon. Dahil naging biktima din naman ako noon and it was not easy, it was very painful,” she said.

(I just want to clarify and inform everyone that I am not in favor of cheating and I will never be in favor of it. I have been a victim of cheating in the past and it was not easy, it was very painful.)

Kim went viral earlier this week for her comments on why people become unfaithful. In a September 20 episode of It’s Showtime, a contestant shared that her husband had cheated on her several times, prompting host Vice Ganda to ask the opinion of her fellow It’s Showtime hosts about infidelity.

Kim said then, “Baka magche-cheat kung hindi siya naging masaya. Baka bubukas ‘yung mundo ng cheating kung hindi siya masaya sa partner niya.”

(Maybe they’re cheating because they’re no longer happy. Maybe they started cheating when they’re no longer happy with their partner.)

Vice Ganda responded, “Again, Kim Chiu, there is no acceptable reason for cheating. Masaya ka o hindi ka masaya, walang pass ‘yun to cheat. Hindi ka ma-aabsuwelto doon.” (Whether you’re happy or not in the relationship, it’s not a reason to cheat. You can’t be absolved of that.)

The exchange ended with Kim saying, “Yeah, that’s bad.” 

Kim stressed on Wednesday that while the viral clip made her look like she condones cheating, the actress is against it.

Mahabang talakayan kasi ang cheating, hindi ‘yon matatapos ng isang salita o kung ano man (The discussion about cheating is a long one, it’s not something that can be summarized in just a word or a phrase)…. Again, Kim Chiu, I am not in favor of cheating and I will never be in favor of that,” she said. 

The host added, “Wala namang may gustong masaktan at walang may gustong niloko ka.” (No one wants to get hurt. No one wants to get cheated on.)

Kim is currently in a relationship with actor Xian Lim. She previously dated fellow Pinoy Big Brother alum Gerald Anderson.  –