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Vice Ganda to Jessica Soho: Forgive me



Vice Ganda

MANILA, Philippines–Television host and comedian Vice Ganda (Jose Marie Borja Viceral) apologized to  GMA Network executive Jessica Soho for making fun of the latter during his concert at the Araneta Coliseum on May 17.

Speaking at the start of ABS-CBN noontime show “Showtime’’ on Wednesday , Vice Ganda admitted he had offended Soho and some other people who he used as subjects of his jokes.

“Buong puso kong gustong humingi ng tawad ke Jessicca Soho,’’ Vice Ganda said, adding he tried to call Soho Wednesday morning to personally offer his apology. He said Soho answered the telephone but told him she was not in a good mood to really talk to him.

Vice Ganda said he thanked Soho and admitted the TV exec might not be ready yet to forgive him.

So Vice Ganda made his offer of apology public and promised not to include Soho among the people who will be the subject of his jokes.

He also said he did not mean to malign or ridicule rape victims when he made the jokes during his concert.

“I’m not a perfect comedian. I’m sure not all my jokes are funny. But it actually depends on people hearing those jokes how they will take it,’’ he said.

But he reiterated his apology to the people he might have offended in his jokes.

“I would like to make clear to all that I have no intention of making fun of victims of rape…nevertheless, I would like to apologize to those who felt they were offended,” he said.

Vice Ganda said he was hoping that his apology would put an end to the controversy and speculations.

Gang-rape joke went too far, says news anchor Jessica Soho


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  • Jingle Dela Torre

    “I’m not a perfect comedian. I’m sure not all my jokes are funny. But it actually depends on people hearing those jokes how they will take it,’’ he said.

    “I would like to make clear to all that I have no intention of making fun of victims of rape…nevertheless, I would like to apologize to those who felt they were offended,” he said.

    Classic non-apology. What a douchebag. The more I imagine his face, the uglier he looks.

  • rnoldrmada

    WTF? Obviously this is one non-thinking, insensitive, knuckle-walking homo in showbiz.
    Perhaps this guy could spend some time in jail to know what rape is really all about….ouch!!!!

  • titolim

    GMA says “think before you click” yan din sana ang ginawa ni vice ganda nag isip muna bago nag bitiw ng joke, kung ikaw ay kapal muks ok lang yan mga ilang araw lang wala na yan, pero kung may damdamin karin vice at hiya abay matagaltagal na papasanin mo ang problemang pinaggagawa mo.

  • Guest

    Sabi nila bagong henerasyon na daw ang joke na example ni Vice.. kaya tinatanggap at natatawa ang mga tao sa mga good/bad/cruel/worst jokes ni Vice kasi bago ito sa mga pandinig ng madla, na ang dating totoong kaugalian ng mga pinoy ay magtaglay ng mababang loob at magandang asal.. at ngani ngani na ba itong naisasantabi sa ganitong uri ng palabas? look how the youngsters react to defend Vice.. matindi.. :(

  • Natx Bacalzo

    Vice: Forgive me. I’ll marry you. I’ll be a man(iac).

  • alixia88

    Jose Borja Viceral, aka Vice Ganda, MURDERED the word “ganda”.

  • qwerty123

    Apologies like this are downright insincere. There is this strong speculation I’m having that this is all for the sake of the TV Ratings. The repulsive rape-joke by Vice already shot an arrow to the ratings’ knee, so this is just another publicity stunt by Mr. Viceral to increase-the-ratings. Pessimistic as I might be, I still do hope that the apology was true to the heart and it would be a cause for Vice to cease his offensive humor. Vice Ganda said he was hoping that his apology would put an end to the controversy and speculations…was what the last sentence said. Amusing. Even in the very end, he MISSED the entire point – I just don’t know if he did it deliberately or just plain missed it.

  • Felicytis

    “So Vice Ganda made his offer of apology public and promised not to include Soho among the people who will be the subject of his jokes.”

    So he’s basically saying that he will still continue to make fun of people with the exclusion of Miss Soho? You don’t need to make fun and hurt other people’s feelings just to be funny. That’s just ridiculous.

  • Concerned Citizen

    HEAT VERSUS SPURS, I DARE HEAT IN 5 GAMES Si youthinkso baka interested din sa Sports let us see his/her point of view ;)

  • Just_JT

    Charo Santos-Concio can not be substituted for Jessica Soho in that joke. Charo even at her now can still be a potential rape victim while Jessica Soho can not be one.

  • Fulpol

    idiot, may consent si Kris.. bobo.. mag-aral ka…

  • Jobert Telic

    He he he he…. Doble-kara…

  • Bulagas

    actually nakakatawa to ha LOLZ

  • glenn padilla

    ang bitter lang ni kuya.

  • gerp

    bakit binura?



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