- Senator Vicente ‘Tito’ Sotto III, who also appears as a host on noontime show ‘Eat Bulaga’, apparently shamed a female winner’s situation on air last Saturday
- Netizens called out the senator, to which the MTRCB has responded in a form of a conference with the show’s executives
- Sotto stated that his reaction promoted the sanctity of marriage, and ought to moralize the audience
‘Eat Bulaga’ co-host and incumbent senator Tito Sotto has finally explained what his comment meant during the July 9 episode of the show.
Sotto broke the Internet once more as he gave a chauvinistic remark on the unfortunate situation of the female winner during the ‘Juan for All, All for Juan’ segment.
The lucky recipient of the segment’s goods, however, was not lucky once upon a time – she shared on national television that she was taken advantage of her husband’s friend while she was drunk.
“Kababae mong tao pa-shot-shot ka,” was the infamous comment of Sotto.
(You’re a woman, yet you’re doing shots.)
Another co-host, Jose Manalo, added insult to the injury by assuming that she wore shorts during her inebriation.
On Wednesday, July 13, Sotto has aired out his side by simply stating that those who have condemned him for victim-shaming and promoting rape culture have not seen the complete video.
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“It was a simple reaction saying that a married lady should not be out at night having shots (or drinking) with men other than her husband. Talagang mapagbibintangan ka,” he explained.
(It was a simple reaction saying that a married lady should not be out at night having shots (or drinking) with men other than her husband. You will really be blamed for that.)
Netizens have been abuzz criticizing Sotto since the episode aired, and their comments have reached the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) earlier this week. The board has asked the executives of ‘Eat Bulaga’ for a dialogue regarding the ‘insensitive remark’ which is scheduled for next week.
The senator exclaimed that he was unaware of these developments, but stated that he is willing to have the conference to reiterate his point.
“Anyway, it's a welcome development if MTRCB looks into [the] matter. They will see that I was merely moralizing for the protection of [the] institution of marriage,” he said.-Kami Media