The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) chairperson, Lala Sotto, claimed that many people were asking them to suspend the Kapamilya show ‘It’s Showtime’ permanently.
During a senate hearing, Sotto said that the agency received many requests from people that the 12-day suspension they imposed against It’s Showtime was insufficient.
“There are also a lot of people suggesting to cancel the show. We consider other peoples’ comments too,” said Sotto.
“That is not the only comment that we receive, saying that a 12-day suspension is too much. There are also a lot [of those] saying that the show should be canceled or that the number of days should be extended,” she added.
It can be recalled that MTRCB imposed a suspension against It’s Showtime following Vice Ganda and Ion Perez’s cake-eating scene during one of its segments, Isip Bata.
Sotto clarified that she was present when the board decided on the fate of It’s Showtime, but she didn’t vote.
The MTRCB chair was the daughter of Tito Sotto, the host of one of It’s Showtime’s competitors, E.A.T, that’s why many critics believed that the public official was favoring her father by suspending the Kapamilya show and lessen the competition.