PBB ‘crossed line’, must apologize for nude challenge, says Pia Cayetano

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Pinoy Big Brother ALL IN housemates Michelle Gumabao (left) and Jayme Jalandoni. Screengrab from

MANILA, Philippines — Producers of a popular reality show on television “crossed the line” when they challenged their participants to pose nude and are being urged to apologize for the “unwarranted” dare in one of its recent episodes.

“The program’s producers need not wait for the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) to take action. It should give a public explanation and apologize for that unwarranted challenge,” said Senator Pia Cayetano in a statement Tuesday.

Cayetano was referring to ABS-CBN’s “Pinoy Big Brother” (PBB), which challenged its female housemates – Jayme Jalandoni and Michelle Gumabao – to pose nude for an art painting in an episode aired June 4.

Cayetano, head of the Senate committee on women, family relations and gender relations, noted that Section 19 of the Magna Carta of Women encourages the “non-derogatory” portrayal of women in media.

Cayetano said PBB had “crossed the line” and that she was “dismayed” over the challenge.

“This is an assault to the dignity of the women housemates. Asking a woman to consider posing nude in such a situation – where her acceptance to perform the challenge is made in exchange for points or benefits for herself or her housemates – is tantamount to coercion.”

“In their desire to challenge and teach the contestants life lessons, they should be conscious of the rights of the housemates and know the limits when assigning tasks that could end up degrading women and trampling on their dignity. In this case, they crossed the line,” the senator added.

While Cayetano said she agreed with the Philippine Commission on Women’s position that there was nothing wrong about women who posed nude for art, as long as the decision was voluntary, Cayetano said this was not clearly the case with Jalandoni, who was under pressure to follow the instructions in order not to be meted sanctions.

“To make things worse, the bargaining between Jayme and Kuya happened on national television in full view of the public,” said the senator.

“We must take note that aside from Jayme, another female housemate, Michelle Gumabao was also forced into accepting the nude painting challenge. Even if their team eventually backed out, the violation had been done,” Cayetano added.

Originally posted at 9:36 am | Tuesday, June 10, 2014


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  • Melly

    Bagsak na kasi ratings kaya kung ano ano na ginagawa. Boycott this desperate talent show disguised as a reality show para wala nang sequel!

  • tagasugod

    The lousiest TV show on earth. We, the audience doesn’t deserve the program. TV station has the moral responsibility to air wholesome shows. Life immitates TVs.

  • Poormanphysics

    Producers of PBB ploys and exploits human weaknesses and emotions, it gives a thin sheet of fame, a promise of money and fame for a no talent a no acting a no arts a no performance, a no conscience and do everything in front of the camera reality show, it makes a killing of money for both ABS-CBN and the owners by use of psychoanalysis experiments of humans done in live TV. Who is thinking what over there anyway? And who is running the show behind the scenes? The willing victims there are like white lab mice and treated like lab animals played on on a complicated maze and over a set of reaction experiments designed by a bunch of psychos to make money. If you think you can be safe from thieves during night time think again remember your TV and this type of TV shows, Big Brother is the same silent stranger you allow to go inside your homes invading the privacy of your homes, it robs your children of innocence, proposes to you a lifestyle that is open minded to accept what is deforming without judgment of conscience, without the sense of sin or your beliefs or your family culture – stop this people at that network controlling your lives hooking you up their TV show – change channels by a simple push of a button and this stranger who called himself Big Brother will be no more – tasteless anti culture and really no talent show at all.

    • poltergeist_fuhrer

      million likes…nice analysis!

  • wheel_Seniors

    Pls Mr Dennis Roldan. Paborito ang mga apo kong babae si Ms Michelle Gumabao sa volleyball. Alisin ninyo po si Ms Michelle sa PBB. Hindi na po maganda ang mga ginagawa nila dito. I’m begging you Mr Dennis Roldan.

  • maysayako

    automatic elimination para sa pbb director, writer at producer or better yet permanent elimination para sa pbb!! trashy shows like pbb di na dapat ipalabas!

  • ForeverSayDie

    Basurang palabas. leche,

  • BCon

    Yes, Kuya. Nagkamali ka. This is the Philippines. Everybody here have very high morals. There are no prostitutes, beerhouse dancers, kabits, nor premarital sex here. he he he

    • frankstupid

      ika nga mga bulaang moralista hehehe!

  • frankstupid

    well sa aking palagay ay ginawa nila iyan for the sake of the ratings kasi sa aking palagay ay bagsak ang ratings nila kaya ginawa nila ito hehehe!

  • Jaime Jayco

    Hahaha inalis si Jayme at Michelle dahil napahiya si kuya sa kanila at nariklamo pa sa MTRCB. I believe yung pagkakaalis nila sa loob ng bahay ni kuya ay planado, iba culture kasi yung dinedevelop ng dalawa about christian values, gusto kasi ni kuya puro love team and worldly culture lang para sumikat, dapat maturuan ang ating kabataan tamang values, dahil sila ang next generation ng ating bansa.. #nationtransfomation #revivalforphilippines #Godblessourbelovednation

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