WATCH: Angel Locsin 'saves the day' over Robin Padilla's 'racist remarks' on PGT 2018

MANILA, Philippines - Netizens praised actress and judge Angel Locsin for 'saving the day' for the Korean auditionee of ABS-CBN's top-rating reality show Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT) on Saturday, January 13, 2018.

Angel Locsin 'saves the day' over Robin Padilla's 'racist remarks' on PGT 2018

Twenty-year-old Jiwan Kim, who's living for years in the country, tried his luck on PGT despite the language barrier.

Unfortunately, judge Robin Padilla refused Jiwan's request to assist him in the magic trick performance. The actor wanted him to speak Tagalog [Filipino] emphasizing that the show is "Pilipinas Got Talent" and the contestants must learn the local language.

"Iho, Pilipinas Got Talent. mag-Tagalog ka kasi magmumukha kaming katawa-tawa kung mag-iEnglish kami para sa iyo," Padilla said.

As the tention heats up, Locsin immediately gave assistance to Jiwan. This simple act earned admiration from the fans and viewers of the hit show.

Meanwhile, Robin Padilla trended on Twitter as netizens said he is rude and racist on his remarks.

"It is your social obligation to learn the language of the Philippines since you're living the country for many years now," judge Vice Ganda also commented.

UPDATE: Robin Padilla reacts to 'racist, rude' criticisms forcing Korean to speak Filipino

Despite the conflict, Padilla sincerely apologized and voted 'yes' for Jiwan. Vice Ganda and Angel Locsin also gave him a green light to proceed the competition. Judge Freddie M. Garcia was not convinced on his performance.

Watch Jiwan Kim PGT 2018 performance here (video courtesy of ABS-CBN).

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Pilipinas Got Talent is based on the Got Talent franchise, a British TV format conceived and owned by Simon Cowell's SYCO company.

Hosted by Billy Crawford and Toni Gonzaga, PGT Season 6 airs Saturdays after "Home Sweetie Home" and Sundays after "Wansapanataym" on ABS-CBN.

— The Summit Express

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