Paulo Avelino Apologizes To ENPRESS For His ‘Bad Joke’The camp of Kapamilya star Paulo Avelino immediately apologized to the members of Entertainment Press Society (ENPRESS) for the joke he said when he presented an award during the 2013 Golden Screen TV on March 1.
Avelino was asked to present the award after he won the Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Program. PEP.PH reported that the actor already refused to present the award when he was first approached because he had to ask permission from Star Magic and his manager, Leo Dominguez.
Members of the ENPRESS said that they had to ask Avelino again because they don’t have anyone to present the next award. Dominguez said he immediately allowed his ward to present the award.
However, when Avelino was already on the stage, he told the audience that it is hard to work because he was just forced to.
This didn’t sit well with the members of ENPRESS, who all took offense for the “bad joke.”
Dominguez then sent a statement to PEP wherein he said that Avelino was just joking to lighten the mood. He also said that the actor had no intentions to hurt or offend anyone, and that he is ready to “exhaust all means to reconcile with those he offended.”
Avelino’s manager said that his ward was really just cracking a joke. He said that Avelino is known for his “corny joke” and that he has always told him to tone down on his jokes.
When ENPRESS got hold of his apology, its president, Jun Nardo, said that they will have to discuss first if they will accept it. Nardo said that a lot of the ENPRESS members were offended by the joke.