Xian to the rescue!
Actor-singer Xian Lim took to social media on Tuesday to express his sentiments on the current situation, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the ABS-CBN shutdown.
Posting a plain black photo, Xian said: “We hit the 11K+ mark of positive cases in our country. People are STILL getting sick and dying all over the world. 5th of May, ABS-CBN went dark under the orders of the government. Now, I am not here to give my opinion on who I think is right or wrong. I do not have the educational background in this field or enough facts to support any claims but what I do have is my observation on what our society has become.
“Amidst the Pandemic, people are throwing hurtful words back and forth hoping that an issue will be resolved through insults, rage, hate, fake news etc.,” he added. “With all the second hand information going around, it turned us all into critics and so-called experts. No need to say much about that.”
Xian commended the bravery of the artists who spoke their hearts out on the shutdown of ABS-CBN, which is also a second home for him.
“A few days ago, a couple of artists went live on social media and received numberous amount of hate. Let me say this, It takes a whole lot of guts to face millions of people and fight for what you truly believe in,” he said. “Most people won't even have that opportunity in their lifetime.”
Among the actors who joined the online protest to bring back the Kapamilya network was Kim Chiu, his girlfriend, for whom he came to defend.
“Kim does not deserve to be singled out and get all the hate she is getting from people in the internet. She is a smart, empathetic person who deeply cares for all the people around her. She cares so much that it scares me,” he told.
“We are not perfect. No one is. We have our share of mishaps that shake us down to the ground but we learn and we rise back up again. My love and support goes out to Kim for being a wonderful human being,” Xian stated.