- Netizens slammed "Eat Bulaga" host Joey de Leon for his "offensive" joke to a former prostitute
- It happened during the segment "Juan For All, All For Juan"
- This is not the first time that Joey earned countless criticisms for his jokes on TV
Veteran TV host-comedian Joey de Leon has got himself once again in hot water after he joked about a former prostitute turned Christian on live television.
During Eat Bulaga's segment "Juan For All, All For Juan," Mary Jane a contestant of the show, admitted that she was a former prostitute in Pasay City and now she's a born-again Christian, which PEP reported.
Mary Jane said that she was originally from Davao del Norte and explained why she moved to Pasay.
"Napunta po ako sa Pasay dahil may nag-ano po sa akin na kapitbahay po sa amin sa probinsiya, sabi maganda raw.
"Pero ang napasukan kong trabaho po, binebenta po yung sarili po."
According to Mary Jane, she had two children with her previous guests.
Then Joey made his joke and asked her,
"May naging guest ka bang taga-Eat Bulaga? Hindi, baka napasyal lang."
Pointing out to Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola, "Yang dalawang katabi mo."
Paolo Ballesteros made light of the situation by asking Mary Jane,
"Eto po, nakikilala niyo po sila?"
"Si Jose po at saka si Wally po," answered Mary Jane.
Then Wally said, "Sabi ko na nga ba! O, kita mo ikaw din pala!"
Paolo asked again, "Sino ang mas madalas sa kanilang dalawa?"
Mary Jane joked, "Si Wally po!"
Maine Mendoza also laughed and told Wally, "Haha! Ikaw raw mas madalas!"
Watch the video below:
Furious netizens took to social media to air their frustration over the host.
They said that his joke was not funny at all and it is not right to make fun of someone's past.
According to them, the comedian-host should be removed from the show for his countless insensitive and offensive statements.
Read the comments of netizens below:
José María Ramos de León, Jr. better known as Joey de Leon, is a Spanish Filipino comedian, actor and television presenter.
He is one of the original hosts of the longest running noontime show "Eat Bulaga."
Last year, he was also criticized for his jokes about "depression" and his "insensitive" post about drowning, which is very untimely because Hashtags Franco Hernandez just passed away because of drowning.
On February 2, Guhit Pinas member and artist Aubrey So took away her life due to depression. This video is to pay tribute to Aubrey and to raise awareness about the depression. Rest in peace, Aubrey..
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