A 2014 interview of Kim Chiu and Kris Aquino on Kris TV went viral on social media in 2020, and resurfaced as a meme this 2021
The now-defunct ABS-CBN talk show showed Kris repeatedly asking “Because?” after Kim’s every answer, which she couldn't finish because she was crying so hard.
In May 2020, the clip was reposted at the height of Kim’s controversial classroom quote “Bawal Lumabas.”
The 30-year-old actress was one of the celebrities who participated in the Facebook Live video of Kapamilya stars protesting the shutdown of the network.
She was bashed because of her confusing quote: "Sa classroom, may batas. Bawal lumabas. O, bawal lumabas, pero pag sinabi, pag nag-comply ka na bawal lumabas. Pero may ginawa ka sa pinagbabawal nila, inayos mo yung law ng classroom niyo at sinubmit mo uli, ay puwede na pala ikaw lumabas."
This February 2021, netizens turned Kris' "because" expression into a meme using different situations.
Check out the tweets on social media:
On February 7, 2021, Kim reposted the meme on Twitter with the caption, “dyosko kayo talaga! Nahanap nyo to because???”
Kris, for her part, used the meme to have a Q&A with her Instagram fans: "BECAUSE... alangan naman kayo lang ang nag enjoy? Ask me anything I can answer with BECAUSE... cutest questions will get answered."
THE back story
Kim's Kris TV interview first went viral beginning June 2020 when a user named Rice posted its video clip on Facebook.
The viral meme showed Kris’ facial expression while waiting for Kim’s answer.
Rice's annotation read: "Fill In The Blanks by Chinita Princess ft. Ang Haba Ng Pasensya ni Tita Khrissy"
The clip started with Kim telling Kris, "Siguro kaya ako naiiyak kasi... Uhm, naiiyak na naman ako."
Kim paused then wiped her tears.
Kris then asked her to continue, "Kasi?"
Kim said, "Siyempre, na-touch ako sa... Ano ba iyan!"
Kim tried to regain her composure so she could complete her answer, but she kept pausing to wipe her tears that seemed to flow uncontrollably.
Kris, still waiting for Kim's answer, prodded on, "Na-touch ka because?"
Kim answered: "Siyempre, pag-uwi sa house, ganito. Siyempre, tao lang. My gosh, ayoko na!"
Kris, persisting, repeated Kim's last words to ask her again. "Oh, noong umuwi ka sa house?"
Kim continued, "Iyon nga, nabasa ko iyong mga fans na, 'Okay lang iyan, nandito lang kami.'"
The viral interview was aired in January 2014, when Kim was promoting Bride for Rent, her movie with Xian Lim.
Kim was very emotional because it was the culmination of a horrible week for her.
A week before the Kris TV interview was the movie's press conference, where her answer to the question about the real score between her and Xian was criticized by netizens.
What she said then was, "We don't owe you any of our personal lives."