The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) denied the news circulating on social media that they were summoning comedian Vice Ganda again due to his way of eating in a fried chicken commercial.
The issue started when a parody account of Cristy Fermin posted information that Vice would receive a summon from MTRCB chaired by Lala Sotto after his commercial with a popular fast-food chain went viral.
Several netizens believed that said news pushed MTRCB to release an official statement to clear their name.
“Pinabulaanan ng Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) ang mga post sa social media na nagsasabing ipinatawag ng Board ang isang kilalang personalidad na lumabas kamakailan sa isang Television Commercial ng isang Fast-food chain. Ang mga paratang na ito ay may masamang hangarin at walang katotohanan” the agency statement reads.
“Sa panahon ng digital age, mahalaga na tiyakin kung tunay ang mga balita at maging mapanuri sa iba’t ibang sources ng impormasyon bago ito ipamahagi. Ipinapakita ng insidenteng ito ang kahalagahan ng Media literacy at Kritikal na pag-iisip.
“Patuloy na sumusuporta ang MTRCB sa administrasyon ni Pangulong Marcos Jr. at sa Presidential Communications Office (PCO) sa kampanya nito laban sa disinformation at misinformation,” they added.
It can be remembered that MTRCB imposed a 12-day suspension against Vice’s noontime show, It’s Showtime after his cake-eating scene with Ion Perez during one of its segments gained criticism online.