Robin, Angel argue over ‘PGT’ audition of scantily clad women

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Posted at Mar 03 2018 10:24 PM | Updated as of Oct 26 2018 09:21 AM

"Pilipinas Got Talent" judges Robin Padilla and Angel Locsin argued over the audition of a group of scantily clad girls during Saturday's episode.

Within seconds of the audition, Locsin hit the red buzzer.

She explained: "Ako kasi parang hindi ko kaya na makita kayo na nagsasayaw na naka-underwear para lang sa’min. Masyado kayo magaganda at masyado niyo ’tong pinaghirapan para gawin ’yan. Kung may talent kayo, ’yun ang ipakita niyo sa’min dahil talent ang hinahanap namin dito, hindi katawan. Kaya ko kayo binuzz, ayaw kong ma-objectify kayo, masyado ako nagmamalasakit para sa inyo para i-go ko ’to."

Padilla, meanwhile, asked the girls if they did the talent of their own volition.

"Ginagawa niyo ba yan dahil gusto niyo? O labag sa kalooban niyo? Isa-isa ha kasi mahalaga ’to. Para mabura sa isipan nu’ng mga ibang judges na kayo’y napilitan o ano," he said.

"Wala naman nag-iisip na napilitan, kuya Binoy," Locsin said.

"Gusto niyo ba ’yun na mga kalalakihan ay humahanga sa inyo?" Padilla asked the girls.

"Seryoso ka?" Locsin asked Padilla.

"Pakinggan muna natin sila," he responded.

One of the girls said: "Para po sa’min ay talent naman po namin ito."

Padilla said he was not against Angel’s opinion and encouraged the girls to listen to her.

"’Yung sinasabi nila, magandang point ’yun, si Angel lalo. Intindihin niyo si Angel kasi advocacy niya ’yan, women’s rights. Kaya niya sinasabi yan para proteksiyonan kayo. Sana maintindihan niyo yan. Walang against sa inyo. Lahat ng sinabi dito pabor sa inyo," he said.

Locsin clarified that her remark was not only about the girls’ wardrobe.

"Kuya, hindi lang naman kasi ’yung damit ang problema pero kasi kailangan mong turuan ng awareness," she said.

"Kaya nga di ba may pinapasarang bars ’yung Gabriela, mga ganyan, kasi kawawa ’yung mga kababaihan, akala nila ito ’yung way para makakuha ng pera, para sumikat. Kailangan turuan ng awareness kahit papaano. Wala naman tayong ibang paraan kung hindi sabihin talaga.

Padilla apologized and said he agrees with Angel.

"Pasensya ka na ’tol, hindi kita kinontra, ’tol. Hindi kita kinontra sa sinabi mo. Wala naman kumontra eh. Naniniwala kami ’tol sa sinabi mo," he said. "Maganda ’yung point mo doon, hanga ako sa ginawa mo."

Freddie Garcia and Padilla voted "yes" for the girls, while Locsin and Vice Ganda voted "no."

Vice Ganda explained he voted "no" because he was unsure if carwashing was a talent.

"Nagugumilihan lamang ako if carwashing in your underwear is really a talent. Pero kung talent kasi talaga ’yan, kahit naka-pajama ka, naka-belo ka, kung kakaiba ’yung talent mo, makikita at makikita yung talent mo," he said.

"Ako ’yung desisyon ko wala itong kinalaman sa kung ano’ng suot niyo kasi your wardrobe is part of your self-expression. Pero talent-wise for me I don’t think that’s enough to win P2 million here in PGT. So I’m saying no."