Joey de Leon gets flak after cracking lewd joke on air
MANILA, Philippines – Comedian Joey de Leon trended on Twitter on Tuesday, January 7, after cracking a lewd joke during a segment on noontime show Eat Bulaga.
During the show's "Bawal Judgmental" segment, Joey and co-host Allan K were interviewing a Miss Millennial 2018 candidate who returned to the show as a judge in the segment. Danna Rose Socaoco, who was first runner-up in Miss Millennial 2018, now works as a flight attendant.
Joey complimented her legs on air and later said, "Sana masakyan kita isang araw (I hope to ride you one day),"
The double entendre was definitely not okay with people online.
One user, @iamchristevans, tweeted: "I love Eat Bulaga but Joey de Leon [is] always proving that he is an insensitive host. Saying, 'Sana masakyan kita' to a flight attendant contestant in #BawalJudgmental is so below the belt and shows no respect to the audience and also to the contestant."
I love Eat Bulaga but Joey De Leon always proving that he is a insensitive host. Saying "Sana masakyan kita" to a flight attendant contestant in #BawalJudgmental is so below the belt and showing no respect to the audience and also to the contestant.— lucifer morningstar (@iamchristevans) January 7, 2020
You're cancelledt. As always.
Twitter user @MarkyFul wrote: "I hope Joey De Leon is constantly reminded that everytime he says something shitty on national tv, a ghost from his past would always make its presence felt in the digital world."
I hope Joey De Leon is constantly reminded that everytime he says something shitty on national tv, a ghost from his past would always make its presence felt in the digital world. #karmaisdigital pic.twitter.com/kEykN6njP0
I hope Joey De Leon is constantly reminded that everytime he says something shitty on national tv, a ghost from his past would always make its presence felt in the digital world. #karmaisdigital pic.twitter.com/kEykN6njP0— Marky (@MarkyFul) January 7, 2020
joey de leon is trending for the wrong reason again. disappointed but not surprised— (@icedcoffeehoe) January 7, 2020
When will Joey de Leon realize his humor isnt entertaining nor appropriate on tv and anywhere else. Ugh.— jenna/jens/jd (@savingjenna) January 7, 2020
Oh @AngPoetNyo Joey De Leon. This kind of humour is no longer accepted these days.— THE JeDi maSter (@JeDi_maSter0706) January 7, 2020
Several also pointed the hypocrisy of some critics – in calling Joey de Leon out while tolerating the same sort of statements from politicians.
pimoys be like praising eat bulaga, bossing vic and joey de leon fo bawal judgemental then hating joey de leon next for a joke real quick huy 2020 na tigilan na pagiging pa-woke— ewww pawoke pinoys (@ElizabeyyyGil) January 7, 2020
Galit na galit kay Joey de Leon pero DDS pa rin. Tsk tsk. Basta si Mayor ang dapat mauna. pic.twitter.com/UpMwEnvO81— exDutertard (@exdutertard) January 7, 2020
IF YOU'RE LAMBASTING JOEY DE LEON FOR HIS INSENSITIVE JOKE AND YET YOU STILL STAN DUTERTE'S JOKE , I'LL PRAY FOR YOU . SATAN IS SHAKING .— Olie Queen (@OlieQueen321) January 7, 2020
As of writing, the TV host has not yet issued a statement.
This is not the first time Joey's earned the ire of social media users. In 2018, Joey was criticized after asking a former guest relations officer (GRO) if she's had anyone from Eat Bulaga as a customer. In the Philippines, the term "GRO" is used to refer to women who keep men company in bars. (READ: The many times Joey de Leon found himself in the middle of controversy)
He also drew flak in 2017 when he said that depression was all made up. – Rappler.com