‘ASAP 18’ summoned by MTRCB over Anne Curtis’ wet-look act


Anne Curtis’ wet-look birthday performance on “ASAP 18”. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO/Anne Curtis Facebook fan page

MANILA, Philippines—The Movie Television Ratings and Classification Board (MTRCB) has summoned on Tuesday ABS-CBN’s Sunday noontime variety show, “ASAP 18” over the alleged provocative outfit of one of its stars.

On Sunday’s “ASAP 18”, Anne Curtis caused a stir when she performed Rihanna’s song “Diamonds” which entailed a shower scene. She was celebrating her 28th birthday.
In the original Rihanna video, the American singer is shown singing naked submerged in an actual bath tub.

In the said “ASAP 18” number, Curtis is wearing a black long gown with a slit that shows her left leg, thigh and half of her waist while water drips on her from an unseen shower. For a few seconds, it looks like half of her bare waist is shown.

The wet-look performance on a noon-time weekend TV show has gathered negative reactions in various social media.

Curtis on her Twitter account on Tuesday late afternoon said it’s not a wardrobe malfunction and that the Boom Sason gown she was wearing had a protective bodysuit.

“As you can see, we have a bodysuit with a hidden tangga (sic) to make way for the sky high slit skirt. It is made out of 2 pieces. In fact the ‘tangga’ is made out of swimsuit material which Boom Sason is also known for making. I was completely protected,” Curtis said.

Accompanying her post is an Instagram shot of the said dress though it wasn’t shown clearly where the protective bodysuit is.

In a statement sent to the INQUIRER, the MTRCB cited its memorandum of agreement on gender sensitivity with the network.

MTRCB chair Eugenio Villareal confirmed that the board has sent the summons to ABS-CBN management.

“ASAP 18” business unit head Joyce Liquicia told the INQUIRER in a text message Tuesday late afternoon that she can’t comment on the issue at the moment, as she hasn’t read MTRCB’s letter yet.

She said they will issue an official statement through ABS-CBN’s corporate communications if needed.
Tuesday night, Bong Osorio, head of ABS-CBN corporate communications, told the INQUIRER they’ve received the MTRCB summons.

“We have received the summon from MTRCB. The  representatives of ASAP will be attending the meeting called by MTRCB on Tuesday. March 5 to discuss the issue,” Osorio said.

Osorio added that they can only issue an official statement after the said meeting. With reports from Allan Policarpio, Philippine Daily Inquirer, Totel V. de Jesus,

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  • Iam Pugeda

    The issue here is why Anne Curtis is still being allowed to sing.  The atrocity of her voice is an obvious mockery to the local music business. Dapat ‘yung mga ganyang tasteless talent ang bina-ban.

    • Felix Alcantara

      Correct! Mag bomba star na lang siya.

  • Sinong Niloko mo

    may suot nmn daw siya kaso skintone ang kulay.

  • Beth C. Bautista

    dapat ilipat ang time slot nyan sa 9pm para d na napapanood ng mga bata.

    • joshua kings

      hmmm, di ka nakakasiguro…
      maraming bata isip dyan, hehehe…

  • joshua kings

    wala, dapa na naman ang gma7 and tv5 dito sa marketing coup na ito ng abs-cbn..
    tataas lalo rating ng mga tv shows nila dahil sigurado aabangan yan ng mga viewers…’lam mo na, baka may singit (pun intended) na namang sexy portions, hehehe…

    ang hirap nito, pataas ng pataas ang bar to outdo the competition….

    so, anong gimik kaya ang susunod?

    like, tumutulay sa alambre si maja salvador na walang suot kundi body paint?

    o si booba at ate guy pinapakain ni willie sa tigre? joklang.

  • batangsulpok

    Wala akong TFC kaya nakita ko lang ang picture ni Anne pero ginaya lang naman niya ang damit ni Jennifer Lopez noong Oscars, anong masama doon?  Lalo na siguro kung pinanood nila ang Oscars red carpet, halos suot ng mga stars ay naglalabasan na ang kaluluwa pero walang censor di tulad sa Pilipinas na akala mo masyadong malinis pero mga plastic naman.

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