GMA Network Releases Statement on ‘Rape Joke’ in ‘Bubble Gang’
June 1, 2013 by cd
GMA Network has released a statement regarding the video of an old episode of “Bubble Gang” showing a series of “rape jokes.”
Following the issue about Vice Ganda‘s “rape joke” that offended veteran journalist Jessica Soho which was ignited by a video clip of the comedian’s sketch in recent concert, another clip surfaced the net showing a series of “rape jokes” in the Kapuso gag show “Bubble Gang.”
GMA-7, in a statement released on Friday, is hoping that the program will not be used to divert the attention of the public from recent “rape joke” issue. The Kapuso Network also said that all personalities involved in the show have already apologized and imposed a policy not to tackle the sensitive issue in their future episodes.
“Video clips of GMA Network’s Entertainment Program “Bubble Gang” have been circulating the past few days showing gags about rape. We would like to clarify that these video clips were aired several years back. In fact, a concerned viewer called the attention of the Network regarding this and the production team of Bubble Gang right away apologized to her and has made it a policy never to tackle the said topic in any of its episodes thereafter.
Bubble Gang has been a top-rating and award-winning program of GMA 7 for almost 18 years. The Network hopes that the program will not be used to divert the attention of the viewers, netizens and the general public from a recent event which has irresponsibly made a joke of this serious topic.”