Reporter and radio host Jobert Sucaldito took to Facebook and Twitter his ranting on heartthrob Xian Lim when the former walked out on a Skype interview in his radio show on DZMM Tuesday night, December 10.
Xian Lim, who was at the ABS-CBN Solidarity concert at the Araneta Coliseum, was asked by Jobert via Skype which seemed to have offended the actor.
"Hindi mo ba makakasama si Kim [Chiu] ngayong gabi?" Jobert asked Xian, which was relayed again by his Mismo co-anchor Ahwel Paz (who is at present at the venue) when Xian begged to repeat the question.
Xian then replied, "Ano ba namang tanong 'yan?!" removed his earphone and allegedly walked out afterwards.
According to Jobert, he was hurt by the rude attitude of Xian, saying that the encounter was one of the most memorable experiences in his career as a journalist. He later called Xian a starlet and the actor's act as "gayish."
That same night, Xian Lim's handler, Gidget of Star Magic forwarded to Jobert an apology from the actor. "Sorry kanina na-offend kita. I meant no disrespect. Magulo at maingay sa paligid. Pasensiya na," the message reads.
Two days later, Jobert posted a message on Twitter. "Sa totoo lang malamya at mahinhin itong si Xian Lim..I wonder why. Hindi gawain ng isang TUNAY NA LALAKE ang magtaray ng ganun."
Many fans reacted on the issue, some saying that Xian must have misunderstood and found the question derogatory and with double meaning while others stood by Jobert's take that the question was asked in a manner that will tickle fans and the actor should have just answered it the "showbiz way."
Meanwhile, Jobert apologized to Xian after his negative remarks to the actor via a Twitter post on Saturday.
"I would like to apologize to Xian Lim and after this sana ay dumami ang followers ko kaya follow niyo na ako mga Jobertnatics!" the post reads.