Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Vice Ganda-Jessica Soho
Not the right reporter to mess with. Maybe if it was Ruby Rodriguez, it wouldn't have appeared so obscene as she is also a comedian. For sure she wouldn't mind. What's even worse is that Vice Ganda clearly trivialized the issue of rape, which is not only rampant but is already a hugely disturbing reality that plagues our society these days. I love Vice Ganda. I used to watch him often. But these days, maybe he has become too familiar with the stage and the fame that it brings. The world of stand up comedy has a tradition of its own, I'm not talking about norms and standards, but then again it is a world that they get to share with others outside of it, after all it makes them earn a living. I hope he takes his responsibility seriously because so many in our younger generation are watching him, too. What Jessica Sojo has to say: "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 and should never be taken lightly, especially by way of a cruel joke."