Vice Ganda, one of the Philippines stand up comedian and host is now in a limelight for mocking GMA Information core Jessica Soho during his show last May 17. Vice ganda started the two minute monoloque that if ever Jessica will do a bold movie the title would be “Tinimbang Ka Ngunit Sobra,”. Vice Ganda joked about Soho having a hard time using a weighing scale, “Ang hirap nga lang kung si Jessica Soho magbo-bold. Kailangan gang rape lagi. Sasabihin ng rapist, ‘Ipasa ang lechon.’ Sasabihin naman ni Jessica, ‘Eh nasaan yung apple?”
Saksi anchor Arnold Clavio reacted with the offensive joke through the opening salvo of his morning program in DZBB. “Bakit mo binibiktima ang mga taong seryoso sa trabaho nila? Huwag mo silang kasangkapanin para lang makapagpagpatawa. Bakit hindi taga-diyan sa inyo ang gawin mong subject ng jokes mo? Bakit hindi taga-ABS-(CBN)?” he said. Other GMA News reporters followed shortly on twitter that focused on Vice alleged insensitivity to gang rape victims.
Jessica Soho reacted to the issue with an official Statement sent to GMA News Online:
Rape is not a joke and should never be material for a comedy concert. I thank all those who shared my hurt and expressed their support but this should not be about me but about the rape victims who suffer tremendously from this terrible crime. The horrors they go through are unspeakable who suffer tremendously from this terrible crime. The horrors they go through are unspeakable.
Most showbiz personalities use other people just to make their audience laugh. One good example are the two famous tv show hosts Willie Revillame and Joey De Leon. Vice Ganda, Jose Marie Viceral in real life is now in the hot seat for using Jessica Soho as a laughing material. The issue issue here is not about Soho's weight but the "gang rape". Rape is a very sensitive issue and should not be use as a joke. Anyway, Vice Ganda is known to this kind of distasteful joke and his fans (masa) loves her for what he is. No wonder he enjoys what he is doing and do not mind what others will feel with his insensitive jokes and comments