Vice Ganda Jokes About Vhong Navarro In "It's Showtime"
During the "I Am Pogay" segment, Vice asked the contestant to relate a bird cage to life. The contestant answered safety. Vice then said that Vhong should have brought a bird cage with him when he visited model Deniece Cornejo in her condo unit last January 22.
This left his co-hosts speechless. "Sabi niya kasi safety, e! Kung naisip natin 'yun, e 'di hindi napahamak 'yung kaibigan natin!"
It instantly became a trending topic on Twitter.
Vice said he does not mean any harm by his jokes, and that he is, in fact, asked by Vhong to make him laugh and forget for a while what happened. Vice also said he wants the episode to be lighter.
Every day, all of them find it hard to go to work and make people laugh because of what happened to Vhong. But Vice said they have not forgotten yet their primary goal of making the audience forget about their problems.
"Kung palulungkutin namin sila nang palulungkutin, mas lalong ‘di namin mase-serve ang purpose ng show namin. Ang core ng Showtime, dapat lagi tayong happy, kasi we want the madlang people happy."
When Vhong told him to make him laugh, Vice said that he will make the comedian-TV host the subject of his jokes. Vhong apparently just laughed and laughed.
Vice also wants to make the situation lighter by making a joke out of it. When it started, all of them were devastated and left shock by the mauling and abuse of their friend and co-host inside that condo unit.
Now, he and his co-hosts can talk about the incident already without breaking down. This is a sign that they are slowly moving on, Vice said.
Since the public have already learned a lesson from what happened to Vhong, and Vice is sure his friend also learned from that mistake, it is already time to move forward and make things lighter.
Vice said the management of ABS-CBN has also reminded him that he cannot go beyond the jokes he has been telling.
He said he knows his limitations. "Ito ay ginagawa namin hindi para gumanti, hindi. Gusto lang namin na mapagaan yung pangyayari at makapagpasaya."