‘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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  • fuctore

    Kaplastik naman ng MTRCB,
    kung talagang may concern sila sa mga televiewers,
    e di sana, matagal ng natigbak sa ere ang TV Patrol at 24 Oras,
    Bungad pa lang kasi ng mga tabloid reporting shows na to e,
    kundi patayan agad with matching videos pa ng mga gutay gutay na bangkay,
    o di kaya naman ay incestous rape na kahit pa nakatago ang identity ng biktima,
    ay bumawi naman sa graphic details ng sex act.
    Kahit yung mga CCTV segments nila, walang edit edit basta may shock value lang
    ang pagpapakita ng barilan sa kalye at mga nasasagasaang pedestrian.
    Uminit agad kubo ang ulo sa sexy number ni Anne Curtis pero yung araw araw
    na paglulupasay ng ago go dancers ni Willie Revillame sa daily noontime show nya e
    dedma lang ang MTRCB.
    Galeng naman o..

    • glg_ph

      i totally agree . 

    • CheapJ

      The latest one was the bus accident in Baguio where 7 people have died. The footage was too graphic. Did we hear anything from MTRCB? None!

    • Don Dee

      I agree. Kung cleansing ang gusto ng MTRCB, they should start with the WORST OFFENDERS. Ban for life si Willie! Boycott any channel that hires this fool.

  • pikloy

    The only way to get good ratings, showtime….

  • Requiem_9

    sa tagal na ng MTRCB ngayon lang sila nag crack down

  • Denzel Boksingero

    I love Anne’s outfit. Tumutulo laway ko. Private showing OK sana yung outfit nya. For a noontime show, totally inappropriate. I have two young boys. Kahit gusto kong makita yung outfit ni Anne as an adult, ayoko naman yung mga anak kong bata makakita ng ganoon. 

  • linobog

    Dapat i-check din noon show ni Willie.  Naka-display ang mga puwit…halos hubad

    • Platypus09

      That one too. That should be the next one to be nixed.

    • dodot24

       Pasalamat sa iyo si Willie dahil nanonood ka sa programa niya.

    • Don Dee

      Dapat i-ban for life yang si Willie. Kahit anong channel kung nasaan si Willie, binubura ko sa memory ng TV ko. Boycott TV 5, dahil kay Willie!

  • Lapu_lapu

    Actually, Anne Curtis was not imitating Rihanna. She wanted to show she was a better performer than Rihanna….by showing scintillating and tantalizing parts of herself….even the private parts. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • glg_ph

    thank you anne curtis

  • marcopolo0422

    ala  ermita in the old days. so what’s next, bath tub? cheap entertainment, it’s really not what i like my children to seen on tv.

    • bobybooboo

      Simple. Don’t let your children watch television. Better yet don’t install television in your living room. That’s what I did in my house. I never put TV in our living room.

      • Don Dee

        Excuse me, the airwaves that these public TV stations are using BELONG TO THE PEOPLE! We have the right to tell them what to air and what not to. Kaya nga merong MTRCB. Bakit ako ma-pe-penalize na hindi pwedeng magka TV dahil bastos ang director ng mga noontime shows na ito? Para mo na ring sinabing okay lang na maglakad ng hubo’t hubad sa kalsada ang sinumang may gusto, at kung ayaw mong makita e di pumikit ka. Fair ba yun? 

      • Gino ApostLe

        mas mganda tlga, kayong mgulang ee nsa tabi nyo ang mga anak nyo.. at aware kau sa mga pinapanood nila.. ang isang bagay hnd kailanman magiging bastos kung hnd mo pagiisipan ng kabastusan.. tama po b??

      • misty g

        Gino- “ang isang bagay hnd kailanman magiging bastos kung hnd mo pagiisipan ng kabastusan”. Sa tingin mo maiintindihan na agad ng mga bata yan? Pag tinuro mo sa kanilang hindi bastos yan, eh di parang pinag hintulutan mo na silang mag suot ng ginyan. At hindinaman  kelangan pa ng mga magulang na nasa tabi ng mga anak pag nanonood ng tv dahil nagtiwala sila sa istasyon na sinusubaybayan. Dont forget, public TV station ang abs cbn at meron silang pinirmahan sa MTRCB.

  • dodot24

    Ibalik si Grace Poe.. medyo sira ang bagong Chairman. lahat ng bagay masabi lang nagtratrabaho siya pinapansin .kahit pasado sa mga nanonood.

  • bobybooboo

    It’s not a gown with a high slit. It is a swimsuit with a skirt. We often see women wearing swimsuits in production numbers whether in the noontime, afternoon or primetime TV. Also, there are similar dresses worn in the recent Miss Universe shown in ABS-CBN.

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