- Vice Ganda made a joke on “It’s Showtime” about Tony Calvento
- Tony is now demanding a public apology from Vice
- He also threatened to take legal action against Vice and the show
Tony Calvento was insulted by a joke made by Vice Ganda on “It’s Showtime.” The comedian compared the journalist’s physical appearance to a contestant on Tawag ng Tanghalan.”
KAMI learned about Calvento’s reaction to the joke from PEP.ph.
Vice personally called Tony on the phone to ask for an apology.
Billy Crawford, a co-host of Vice on the show, also read the comedian’s written apology last Saturday.
“Ang tanging intensyon ko ay magbigay-payo sa aming contestant na magtiwala sa sarili at sa kanyang kakayahan." Vice wrote.
However, Tony is expecting Vice to personally issue an apology on the show.
The journalist also revealed that he threatened to take legal action against Vice and the show for the insult.
“He said he will personally apologize on air sa Wednesday. I will wait first.
“Yesterday, after using my name in an insulting manner, I threatened to sue the whole Showtime in a civil case and Vice Ganda in a criminal case.
“Vice called me up and I demanded a public apology to put him in his proper place. Just because you’re a famous host, you can make fun of anyone,” Tony explained.
Vice is in South Korea for his concert, as of this writing.
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