MTRCB summons ‘Eat Bulaga’ execs over hosts’ ‘insensitive’ remarks
THE Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) on Tuesday invited executives of GMA noontime variety show “Eat Bulaga” to a conference, after the program drew flak for the remarks of some of its hosts.
In a memo, MTRCB chairperson Eugenio Villareal said Sotto’s remarks were during the program’s July 9 episode were “alleged to be insensitive to women,” after referring to concerns raised on social media.
The MTRCB was referring to Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III’s response to a winner on the show’s “Juan for All, All for Juan” segment, who shared she was taken advantage of by her husband’s friends when she was drunk.
“Kababae mong tao, pa-shot shot ka?” Sotto said.
“Ano suot mo? Naka-shorts ka, ’no?” co-host Jose Manalo added.
The conference was set for July 21, 8:30 a.m. at the MTRCB office in Quezon City.
“Due to the program’s ‘Parental Guidance’ (PG) classification, (which allows it a younger audience) and taking into account norms of gender-sensitivity under the law (R.A. 9710), we invite authorized representative/s as well as those of the network concerned conference on 21 July 2016 at 8:30 a.m. at MTRCB Adjudication Room, MTRCB Building No. 18 Timog Avenue Quezon City,” Villareal said. YG
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