E.A.T management apologizes to MTRCB for Joey de Leon’s remarks: “We are regretful and apologetic”

The people behind E.A.T. sent an apology letter to the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) after one of their hosts, Joey de Leon, went viral on social media after his ‘lubid’ remarks.

It can be recalled that Joey made the controversial remark during one of the segments of E.A.T, ‘Gimme 5: Laro ng mga Henyo’, where a contestant was being asked to guess five things that could be hanged around the neck.

“Lubid lubid, nakakalimutan niyo,” said Joey.

In the letter sent on September 25, Jeny Ferre, the head of E.A.T creatives and production operations, admitted that the televiewers misunderstood Joey’s joke as the veteran host didn’t elaborate on his remarks.

“In this regard, the whole E.A.T. management is regretful and apologetic to those who were offended by the said utterance. Rest assured that we are one with MTRCB in advocating a responsible viewing experience for the public,” Ferre wrote.

The letter was sent following the announcement made by MTRCB that they were planning to investigate the remarks made by Joey.

“Taking cognizance of the complaints from the viewing public in relation to E.A.T. Gimme 5 segment aired last 23 September 2023, the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) shall determine if the same are valid and presumably violative of Presidential Decree No. 1986 and/or its Implementing Rules and Regulations,” MTRCB wrote.

As of writing, Joey has yet to speak directly about the issue.

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