"Pilipinas Got Talent" judges Robin Padilla and Angel Locsin argued over the audition of a group of inadequately covered girls during one of the aired episode this March.
Judge Angel Locsin hit the red buzzer within seconds of the audition of the said girl group.
The actress (Angel Locsin) 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. (I'm afraid I can no longer see you all dancing with just underwear for a minute only for us. You're all beautiful and you all give effort just to do that. If you all have a talent, then show it to us because we are looking for talent here, not body. That is why I hit the buzzer for you, I do not want to be objective, I care too much for you so I just go for it.)"
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, (Did you do this because you want it? Or is it against your will? One at a time because it so important. So that, the “against your will” issue will be removed from the topic to the other judges)" he said.
"Wala naman nag-iisip na napilitan, kuya Binoy, (No one think of being forced, kuya Binoy)" Locsin said.
"Gusto niyo ba ’yun na mga kalalakihan ay humahanga sa inyo? (Do you all like that men admire all of you?)" Padilla asked the girls.
"Seryoso ka? (Are you serious?)"Angel asked Padilla.
"Pakinggan muna natin sila, (Let us just listen to them first)" he responded.
One of the girls said: "Para po sa’min ay talent naman po namin ito. (For us, this is also a talent for us.)"
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, (To what they are saying, there is a good point there, specially to Angel. You should understand Angel because of her advocacy, women's rights. That's why she said that to protect you. Hope you understand that. There is nothing against you. Everything said here in favor of you,)" he said.
Angel 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,(Kuya, the problem is not just about the wardrobe but there is a need to teach awareness) " she (Angel) 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 ('So that is why the Gabriela have bars close down such, because women are so pity, they thought it was the way to get some money, to shine in the lime light. There is a need to teach awareness somehow. We do not have any other way but to say it.)
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, (I am so sorry ‘tol, I'm not against you, 'tol. I do not oppose what you said. There's nothing to do with it. We believe 'tol on what you said)" he said. "Maganda ’yung point mo doon, hanga ako sa ginawa mo. (You have a good point there, I am impressed to what you said.)"
Freddie Garcia and Padilla voted "yes" for the girls, while Angel and Vice Ganda voted "no."
Vice Ganda explained he voted "no" because he was unsure if car washing was a talent.
"Nagugumilihan lamang ako if car washing 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, (I was confused, if car washing with your underwear only is really a talent. But if you're really talented, even if you're in your pajamas, you're veiled, if your talent is different, you'll see it and we can see your talent aslo)" 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. (Me, my decision do not have to do with what you wear because your wardrobe is part of your self-expression. But talent-wise for me I do not think that's enough to win P2 million here in PGT. So I'm saying no.)"
After the airing of the said episode there has been a commotion throughout social media and their topic is the all-girl sexy group 'Playgirls' and 'Pilipinas Got Talent' Judge Angel Locsin. It's been a while since it started and now Angel Locsin gave her thoughts on the matter. Angel Locsin just got back from her vacation in Japan together with her boyfriend Neil Arce, Angel immediately confronted the issue.
Angel explained the scenario that happened between her and her co-judge mister Robin Padilla regarding their opinion exchange about the sexy production number 'Playgirls'. Angel said, "May kaniya-kaniya naman tayong utak eh, at karapatan natin magsalita kung anong gusto natin, (each one of us have our own mind and entitled to say what is in our hearts.)"
"Mahal na mahal ko kapwa judges ko, mahalaga kami sa isa't-isa, hindi kami nagbabastusan, pero siguro, siniseryoso lang namin itong ginagawa talaga, (I so much love my co judges, we are important to each other, we don’t affront each other but maybe we just take things seriously.)"
On the other hand the girl group involve, the 'Playgirls' group posted their thoughts on their social media accounts. According to Darlene Domingo one of the member of the group said “Wala naman po kau dun para magsalita kau ng hindi maganda samin kung anu man mga sinabi ng kagrupo ko pag pasensyahan nu nalang po. Bilang kagrupo nila, ako nap o ang humihingi ng dispensa… sorry po lahat ng bashers nmin. (You are no present there, to say not so good judgment to my group mates. Whatever my group mates have said I asked patience for them. As a member to the group I also ask forgiveness, sorry to all our bashers.)”
Meanwhile, Angel Locsin also gave her answer using her official social media account about the issue 'slut-shaming.' She (Angel) said “there is no such thing as a “slut” or a “non-slut”. There are Women.” The Facebook group GABRIELA praised the actress because she used her popularity to uplift women empowerment. In the end, Angel wanted to end the issue because all of them needs to help each other in order to make them stronger as a 'Pilipina.' The actress (Angel Locsin) said “Ladies, stop using derogatory remarks against each other. As women, we need to stick together to empower us collectively. I vote we stop the girl-on-girl crime!”