Sotto slammed for 'na-ano' comment, called 'sexist', 'basura'
MANILA, Philippines – While Senator Vicente "Tito" Sotto III found it hilarious to refer to single mothers as "na-ano lang" during the confirmation hearing of Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo, people on Twitter had a few choice words for the beleaguered senator too.
Among them: "sexist", "misogynist", and "basura". (READ: Sotto insults single mother DSWD chief Taguiwalo: 'Na-ano lang')
Some asked why Sotto is still a senator despite his outdated perspective:
I'm not surprised at Tito Sotto's recent show of misogynistic ignorance. I am, however, surprised that he is still a politician.— Ku Romillo (@kuromilloart) May 3, 2017
Gina Lopez gets rejected for doing her job while Tito Sotto is still a senator after shaming a single mom. Let that sink in.— Titi Sotto (@elpeeabias) May 3, 2017
Why is Tito Sotto even a senator— jeanine beatrice (@jeaninebeatrice) May 3, 2017
While others were no longer surprised that he was capable of that kind of rhetoric:
Matagal na namin alam na wala kang respeto sa mga babae, Sotto. https://t.co/LssPOyixNg— Babae Power(@feministph) May 3, 2017
Here's what the rest had to say:
This isn't the first time Sotto has received flak online for his sexist behavior and careless language. In 2016, he was also called out for victim-blaming on Eat Bulaga. During the "Juan For All, All For Juan" segment, Sotto told off a woman who said a male friend took advantage of her: Kasalanan ng lahat ng 'yan ng pag-inom... Kababae mong tao pa-shot-shot ka?" (READ: Sotto insults single mother DSWD chief Taguiwalo: 'Na-ano lang')
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