Kim Chiu wasted no time responding to a critic of Vice President Leni Robredo after her ‘blown up’ birthday greeting to the actress.
On Instagram, Kim shared a video of Robredo greeting her as she turned 32 years old.
“Kim, happy, happy birthday. Magkasunod pala birthday natin. But I want to wish you a very happy birthday. I know you’re in a good place now,” Robredo began in the video and continued to tell the It’s Showtime host “how inspiring your life has been for many people including myself.” the vice president said.
“Sinusubaybayan ko ‘yung journey mo at ikaw ang pinakamagandang example ng pag-defy ng lahat ng odds. At ‘yung kasikatan ay ginagamit para mag-influence ng iba sa kabutihan. So keep up the good work. Keep inspiring others. I wish you all the best. We wish all the luck in the world kasi you deserve it. Happy birthday!” she added.
What could’ve been a simple and short video turned out to be a hot topic on social media. Trolls were intrigued by Robredo’s choice of words. They made it out like the “you’re in a good place now” was used in the wrong context.
Kim decided to address one of the bashers on Twitter.
“Wag ka nga! Di naman ikaw yung binati eh. Ako di ba? Ako yung nag birthday. Nakikinood ka na nga lang ganyan ka pa. Ako kasi naiintindihan ko, para sakin naman yung message,” she wrote.
“Ikaw ba? Nabati ka na ng taong tinitingala mo sa birthday mo? Bawas nega. Para angat buhay lahat,” she added.
Wag ka nga! 🤪 di naman ikaw yung binati eh. Ako diba? Ako yung nag birthday. Nakikinood ka na nga lang ganyan ka pa. Ako kasi naintindihan ko,para sakin naman yung message.Ikaw ba?nabati ka na ng taong tinitingala mo sa birthday mo?. Bawas nega. Para angat buhay lahat.💗smile!😁 https://t.co/FibGfrst80
— kim chiu (@prinsesachinita) April 21, 2022
However, Robredo didn’t say anything wrong. “In a good place” may refer to a person’s mental state. The other idiom, “in a better place” means someone has already passed away.
Maybe it’s a good day to learn a new idiomatic expression related to #MentalHealth, yes?
“In a good place” may mean that someone is emotionally in a good state, or mentally healthy. 💚🤗
Read some of Google search results on the meaning of this idiom: pic.twitter.com/vzaRwpXHLU
— Mental Health aWHEREness (@MHawhereness) April 21, 2022
Miss Trans Global Mela Franco Habijan also corrected Mark Lopez, one of the propagandists who made the birthday greeting an issue.