- Billy Crawford is a host on PGT
- Robin Padilla was bashed for humiliating a Korean contestant on PGT who was not fluent in Tagalog
- Billy shared his thoughts and feelings on the controversy
Billy Crawford, a host on “Pilipinas Got Talent,” opened up about the incident between judge Robin Padilla and a Korean contestant named Jiwan.
KAMI learned from PEP.ph that everyone felt nervous when Robin started to lecture Jiwan for not learning how to speak Tagalog despite being in the Philippines for 10 years already.
"Nakaka-tense! Oo, nakaka-tense siyempre. Matatakot at matatakot ka talaga,” Billy revealed.
As for who was right or wrong, Billy said that he understands both sides.
However, he pointed out that his main responsibility is towards the contestants before and after they perform.
"Sa totoo lang, I don't think it's my battle to fight…
"Ako kasi, naintindihan ko si Kuya Binoe, at naintindihan ko rin ang contestants. So, regardless... hindi mo siya mababalanse.
"May mga taong sang-ayon, may mga taong hindi. So, sa sariling opinyon na lang."
"Pero sa akin, of course, ang inaalagaan namin ni Toni ay ang contestants. Kasi, bago pa sila sumalang, galing sa amin. Pagkatapos nilang sumalang, babalik sa amin.
"We just wanna be there, just to show support to the contestants. So, kung anumang nangyari kay Kuya Binoe at dun nga sa isang contestant, that's between them.
"So I can't speak on Kuya Binoe's behalf and I can't speak on the contestant's behalf,” he explained.
Billy is one of the most in-demand hosts in the country.
He can also be seen hosting the daily noontime program “It’s Showtime.”
The singer-host is engaged to his fiancée Coleen Garcia.
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