MTRCB Asserts That Ryzza Mae Dizon Was Violated In Her TV ShowsThe Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has called the attention of TAPE Inc, the producer of ‘The Ryzza Mae Show’ and ‘Eat Bulaga.’ The censorship body summoned the producers and several executives of both shows to a mandatory conference on September 5. The reason: MTRCB thinks that child star Ryzza Mae Dizon was victimized by ‘alleged child-unfriendly scenes.’
The agency reportedly sent a letter of invitation not just to Tape Inc, but also to GMA-7, where both shows are aired on a daily basis. It said it would conduct further investigation over complaints that Ryzza was subjected to compromising and embarrassing situations, which may have been inappropriate for her age.
It added that specific episodes of the TV shows showed scenes that were insensitive and unfriendly to Ryzza and in general to all children. Those offensive scenes allegedly violated her dignity as a child. MTRCB recommends immediate addressing of the situation.
‘Ang Joke Ko’
MTRCB particularly cited the July 29, 2013 episode of No. 1 noontime show ‘Eat Bulaga.’ One segment of the show called ‘Ang Joke Ko’ has Ryzza playing as an old lady who owns a sari-sari store. She regularly chats with her customers, Jimmy Santos, Joey de Leon, and Vic Sotto.
All four of them would have to boast about their stories, a regular antic identified in the past to the comedy trio of Tito, Vic, and Joey. Because the setup was a sari-sari store, the supposed customers could buy chips, food, and drinks from the shop. Thus, when one of the older comedians drank his juice from the store, he unintentionally (or intentionally) spat juice into the child comedian’s face.
‘The Ryzza Mae Show’
Meanwhile, on ‘The Ryzza Mae Show,’ a particular episode called MTRCB’s attention. It was on the show dated August 14, 2013, wherein Ryzza had to interact with a winner picked by the production from the live audience. Unfortunately, the winner was an unlikely teenager with a foul mouth.
In jest, the winner-contestant-guest told Ryzza “landing bata ka.’ Ryzza seemed to be affected by that comment and just told the older girl to watch her language. She even reminded her guest that she is just a child so she should not get harsh treatment. In the end, Ryzza did not give her the cash prize and instead gave the amount away to more worthy winners from the audience.
The MTRCB is aiming to obtain full cooperation from the concerned parties. It wants to find out who thought of those scenes and why those offensive instances happened. It wants to institute immediate as well as concrete measures that would help make sure the same situations would not happen again.
The agency reiterated serious and abrupt concern especially about the welfare of children in the entertainment industry. Tape Inc and GMA-7 are yet to release any statement regarding this issue.