It seems like the James Yap vs. Kris Aquino one-on-one verbal duel isn’t over – at least, not yet anyway.
In a recent interview with showbiz website PEP.ph, the PBA legend said that he hasn’t seen Bimby in over 8 months. He also claimed that his visitation rights were not being strictly followed.
Bimby is James’ 10-year-old son with the Queen of All Media, Kris Aquino.
When asked why James couldn’t visit Bimby every Friday, he replied with, “Mahirap pilitin yung sarili mo na ayaw naman sa 'yo... alam mo yun?” He then did a fast break by claiming that his son doesn’t like him at all.
Of course, netizens took to social media to take cheap shots at James’ statement.
One netizen, going by the Instagram handle @near24_2017, went off on James.
But the player coolly replied, “Isa lang ang sasabihin ko sayo, @near24_2017 Kung wala itong word na #respeto sa tao, masasaktan ka.”
Respect begets respect. Word!
But the netizen didn’t stop there. She launched into an offensive with:
“you know exactly what respect means? I don’t think so sarili mong anak hindi mo kayang respitohin so now can I ask you something? Alam mo ba ang salitang #Effort? Yan ang wala sayo try mo din minsan [knuckle emoticon] wag puro pa interview.”
But James smoothly rebounded and wrote, “Alam mo last nalang @near24_2017. Salamat sa advice. Effort? Ginawa ko na lahat yan.”
Another netizen weighed in and asked if money was the root of all evil. Financial support, to be exact.
James called on the power of respect and passed the question back to the netizen: “Kung ikaw ang nagbabayad ng tuition tapos biglang nilipat ng school ng hindi mo alam, matutuwa ka ba? #respeto.”
After the online exchange, the Rain or Shine player declined to reply to any more comments on his Instagram account.
In a separate Facebook post, Kris Aquino had a few things to say about James Yap’s parenting skills. Kris’ lengthy social media post addressed James’ statements in his interview with PEP.ph during the opening of his new restaurant, District 8.
Kris wished that her ex would refrain from talking about Bimby for his media mileage.
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Do you think that James Yap neglected his duties as a father to Bimby? Whose side are you on, Team James or Team Kris? Share your thoughts by below!