Vice Ganda on Jessica Soho as a Rape Victim


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

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  1. This kind of joke is very common in the Philipines. Napikon lang si Jessica Soho at ang GMA7 dahil dinumog ang concert na ito. But when you realize it completely we all enjoy this kind of jokes.

  2. Vice Ganda gave his apology, I'm not against anybody, lets leave the issue and move on.
    Let there be happiness and peace in eveyone

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  3. Considering the campaign that the GMA news reporters sent through twitter... This is yet another network clash.
    There are far more brutal jokes on other concerts, its more or less expected when you watch a comedy concert.
    So I'd rather not say my piece..
    Jessica on the other hand should keep her dignity by being silent.

  4. Well, ganyan naman talaga ang mga standup comedienne dito sa Pinas, sobra manlait.

  5. I watched other stand up comedian here and they are even worse than Vice Ganda but I do admit, it is not a good joke making fun of someone.

  6. This is very distasteful. Bah!

    Can he not come up with something else?

  7. This should be taken lightly, aysus, ngayon pa ba magpapakasensitive. Sa tinagal tagal sa industriya, isang Vice Ganda lang pala makakatinag sa kanya.

  8. Jokes is funny but sometimes it hurt especially for very sensitive person :-) Rape is a harsh topic to joke around :-( I do like Jessica Soho as a reporter and I think she is one of the best reporter in the Philippines :-)

  9. This is really offensive. His jokes sometimes are below the belt and very insensitive. Not fun at all.

  10. Vice Ganda's joke is actually more on offending people.. that's why I don't really like him

  11. I'm not sure if I'm reading a lot about this everywhere else but this article sounds so much like that one article I read earlier this week. I might be wrong though.

    Anyway, I'm disgusted with some of the comments I've read about the people's reaction to the issue. Rape is no joking matter. Sadly people make excuses for Vice who thinks rape = fun. It's not. Instead of saying OA ang reaction ng tao, isipin na lang nila ang reaction ng rape victims. They are putting their compassion to the wrong people.

  12. Nakita ko lang itong whole issue this morning with umagang kay ganda show.. And I think this issue is over vice already ask for public apology sa kay miss jessica and she accepted it already. No body is perfect.. :)

  13. Vice ganda made a public apology na and I admire him for that. Hindi katulad ni willie r na galit pa ahahaha

  14. honestly, i don't enjoy it. It's a fact that JS is big but it doesn't need to be a laughing matter, it's her choice, so what, but what is not good on that supposedly joke item is the fact that she seems to take rape lightly, I have encountered several harassment cases in court and the mere fact that it's only harassment is already a big deal what more if it's a rape victim.

    We have one complainant being raped by his own father for years and it broke my heart and made me cry while she's testifying. It's not that i'm over acting on VG supposed joke but if he knew the pain that a rape victim goes into, i don't know if he would joke about it and a public apology for such joke could not ease the heart of those who actually experienced gang rape.

  15. This is a sad happening but I guess VG just got carried away. Since the damage has been done, somehow he will learn to mellow down a bit especially when it talks about people's flaws.

  16. sad that he thinks this is funny.. sad about the way he and his fans get off.

  17. Huli na ako sa balita ngayon ko lang nalaman ang buong issue. Wala talaga akong kaaydi-idea about this. Now alam ko na. In my case and knowledge about rape issue is not good. During my study in nursing rape victims undergone trauma in their life. Maybe Vice Ganda is not totally aware about this because he didn't experience it too.

  18. dapat sa vice ganda na yan bugbugin at ipagahasa dito sa saudi sa mga arabong bado

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