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Netizens find Vice Ganda’s comment about Leila De Lima disrespectful and inappropriate

TV host and comedian Vice Ganda was the subject of an online outrage due to his comment about Senator Leila De Lima during the Magpasikat 2018 segment of “It’s Showtime’s AnniBEKSary” last October 22, 2018 (Monday).

Part of the anniversary is to ask the program’s mainstays Jhong Hilario, Jugs Jugueta and others to be the segment’s contestants. Jugs was contestant Number 1.

Vice asked Jhong playing the character of Alakdawn Zulueta to describe Juggy Sta Maria played by Jugs.

“Mukha siyang tiwali,” said Jhong.

“Ano ‘yung tiwali?” asked co-host Anne Curtis Smith.

“Parang corrupt,” Vice Ganda answered.

“Ang taray ni No. 1, bloated si Leila de Lima. Mukhang nahiyang si Leila sa loob. May message ka ba kay Trillanes?” added Vice.

Jugs answered: “Hoy, inaantay ka namin dito.”

Netizens commented that the exchange is disrespectful and inappropriate considering that the subject is a Senator and is currently detained.

(Photo source: Instagram – @itsshowtimeofficial_ig)

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