Several netizens asked the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) to also suspend TV5’s noontime show E.A.T after the remarks made by Joey de Leon during one of its segments.
It can be recalled that De Leon received criticism on social media after he made a joke about things that may be hung around the neck of a person during the Gimme 5: Laro ng mga Henyo segment of E.A.T.
“Lubid lubid, nakakalimutan niyo,” said Joey.
For several days, MTRCB and its chair Lala Sotto received hundreds of messages from the netizens asking them to review Joey’s joke.
They even compared how MTRCB quickly acted against the ‘icing scene’ between Vice Ganda and Ion Perez of It’s Showtime, while allegedly turning a blind eye to Joey’s remarks.
“If a child were to watch a couple eating icing using their fingers, I’m sure he/she would enjoy doing it too. Pero kung marinig nila na ang “lubid” ay isa sa mga bagay na sinasabit sa leeg, what do you think would happen if the child tried it, Lala Sotto?” netizen @_bryt said.
“Joey De Leon really thinks his ‘jokes’ about mental health is cool. c’mon old hag, aren’t you inform what’s the difference between dark humor and insensitive joke? mtrcb anuena? blind pa rin?” netizen @mnesoirs commented.
“Ang tagal-tagal na ho namin kayong tina-tag pero hindi lumalabas sa TV na nagrereklamo kamo. Puro ho Showtine ang pinupuntirya nyo. Ito ho ang mali. Umaksyon naman kayo!!!” netizen @ickoallday remarked.
As of writing, MTRCB has yet to give any statement on Joey’s statement.