Maine Mendoza explains herself after being called 'insensitive' towards ‘Sugod Bahay’ winner

MANILA, Philippines – Actress and host Maine Mendoza defended herself against accusations that she was being insensitive towards a ‘Sugod Bahay’ winner of noontime show Eat Bulaga.

On the June 18 episode of ‘Juan For All, All For Juan’, segment winner Leny Feliciano shared that her child recently died. She said how thankful she is to be chosen by the show, “Opo. Sobra pong tuwa dahil mapapalibing ko na ang anak ko. Makakabayad pa po sa funeraria."

Maine explains herself after being called “insensitive” towards ‘Sugod Bahay’ winner
Maine was called out by some netizens Screengrab: YouTube/Eat Bulaga

At one point, host Joey de Leon who was at the studio asked Maine to repeat what the emotional mother said.

Maine imitated the incoherent crying of the emotional winner. Maine further asked what happened and after Leny answered, Maine again, mimicked Leny’s tone and voice.

On Twitter, Maine responded to a tweet calling her out for making a joke out of the contestant’s misery. The tweet goes, “Bakit ganon idol? Ginawa mong biro yung pinagdadaanan in ate? @mainedcm.”

Maine explains herself after being called “insensitive” towards ‘Sugod Bahay’ winner
Maine replies to a fan who called her out for her joke Photo Courtesy: Twitter/ Aunty Gee

Maine explained that she and the rest of the Eat Bulaga staff were not aware of the situation that the winner was going through. She tweeted, "Nakikiramay po kami kay ate. Hindi po namin alam nung una na ganun pala ang pinagdadaanan niya bilang hindi po namin naintindihan yung una niyang sinabi.”

The netizen later on deleted her tweet after Maine’s reply generated attention and started a debate among her followers.

Another netizen also posted a clip of the episode and called the hosts, “insensitive and inconsiderate.”

You can watch the episode of Juan for All, All for Juan from Eat Bulaga’s YouTube channel:

— Sally, The Summit Express

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