MTRCB Summons Vice Ganda and ABS-CBN Shows

MTRCB called out the attention of Vice Ganda and ABS-CBN shows “It’s Showtime” and “Gandang Gabi Vice” for an alleged complaint of being “bad example to children.”

The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board seeks the attention of ABS-CBN for complaints involving Vice Ganda and two of his show including It’s Showtime “for airing offensive and demeaning armpit humor; and Gadang Gabi Vice “for using double meaning language.”

The said “armpit humor” happened during It’s Showtime July 28 episode, where Vice Ganda wiped his sweaty armpit with a towel and smudged it onto a male dancer’s face.

The “double meaning” complaint emerge during Vice’s interview with Piolo Pascual and Moi Marcampo during the August 3 episode of Gandang Gabi Vice.

As a result, the MTRCB ordered ABS-CBN network to undergo “remedial and self-regulatory measures” for three months. Vice Ganda as well as the staff and host of both programs are instructed to attend seminars regarding “audience-sensitivity and the administration of justice.”

It was also reported that minors are not allowed to enter the studio audience of Gandang Gabi Vice.

On Friday, Showtime host Vice Ganda is noticeably addressing the minors and slightly explaining the jokes he made to young viewers.

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Credits: ABS-CBN News; Photo: Screen Grab / YouTube

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