Monday, August 18, 2008

Joey De Leon, Willie Revillame and Pokwang on "Aswang" Issue

After the "flop" issue of Eat Bulaga's Grand Fiesta show in Los Angeles. And the "Ang lola ko pumapatay ng press" remarks, Joey De Leon is making headlines again after a youtube video wherein Joey De Leon, singing a tagalized version of John Lennon hit "Imagine" during the Los Angeles show, leaked the internet.

The song was supposedly a reflection on what life would be like without GMA-7. But the name of Pokwang was mentioned in the song referred to as "mukhang aswang".

"...At wala ng Dramarama/Channel 2 is the only one/makikita araw-araw ay mukha lang ni Pokwang/�makikita araw-araw ay mukhang aswang�/imagine that situation/ I wonder if you can, we need some girls like Marian/ not girls who look like men".

When requested for a statement, Pokwang said that despite making jokes at her expense, she still considers de Leon a comic icon and adds that for de Leon to even bother to include her in the joke is, in a way, flattering. Pokwang said she has no plans to do anything about the said incident, and joked that she would simply let de Leon, whom she called as �lolo� (grandpa), have his fun.

Eh, siguro lab niya ako. Hayaan na lang natin ang lolo niyo, basta ako magta-trabaho na lang ako at magpapaligaya ng mga tao. Hindi po ako galit sa kanya dahil alam ko naman na may nagtatanggol sa akin. Enough na po yun. Thank you. Kasi nababanggit mo ako, di ba? Bilang isang Joey de Leon, maraming-maraming salamat. More power sa show nila. Positive na lang tayo.

Willie Revillame also gave his sentiments on the issue and said that everyone should respect Pokwang because she is after all �tao din� (human too).

See Willie Revillame and Pokwang's response below:

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