- Joey De Leon used Michael V’s words, transforming them into poetry, to respond to his detractors
- He got thoroughly bashed online for his “lubid” joke on “E.A.T.”
- According to his poem, it is difficult to make people laugh in the current climate and the critics think they can do a better job than him
- He also suggested that those bashers are fueled by jealousy
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In the wake of controversy over his recent "lubid" joke on TV5's "E.A.T." show, veteran comedian Joey De Leon took to Twitter to clap back at his critics using poetry. The controversial joke, where he quipped, "Lubid, lubid. Yan ang nakalimutan nyo," in response to a contestant's query about items hung around the neck, drew mixed reactions from viewers.
Joey, however, turned to the words of fellow comedian Michael V. and crafted a poetic response.
The television host addressed his detractors, highlighting the challenges of making people laugh in the current climate. He also seemed to suggest that many self-proclaimed critics believed they could do a better job. Furthermore, Joey’s poetry suggested that those critics are fueled by jealousy.
Here is Joey’s full tweet:
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“AYON KAY @michaelbitoygma,ISINATULA NG @AngPoetNyo
“Mahirap na ngayong magpatawa.”
“Marami na ngayong namumuna,
“Tingin nila mas magaling sila,
“Sila ang dapat narito pala!
“Eh ano ang tawag sa kanila?
“Kung sa lugar mo’y ang tagal mo na?
“Mas kwela sila palagay nila
“Ayunnn…INGGITERO’T INGGITERA,” Joey tweeted.
Joey de Leon is an iconic actor, comedian, and television host in the Philippines. He is a member of the comedy trio Tito, Vic and Joey and has made several comedy movies and TV shows. Joey is also best known for being a pioneer host of the longest-running noontime show in the country, “Eat Bulaga.” It premiered on July 30, 1979.
In a previous report by KAMI, Joey shared a new cryptic post on social media. On his Instagram page, Joey shared a photo of him with “Ellen of Hollywood.” Ellen is a character made using artificial intelligence who reminds the contestants of E.A.T.’s “Gimme 5: Laro ng Mga Henyo” about each round’s mechanics. In the caption, the comedian said Ellen was asked about her thoughts on television. According to Joey, Ellen jokingly answered, “Fakeapalan leng.”
In another post, the comedian talked about the title “Eat Bulaga” once again. According to Joey, he had fun creating the catchy title. The comedian also expressed his honest reaction that parties are battling for the title’s ownership. He also intriguingly expressed, “Happy problem? Abangan!”
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