Willie dares Ethel Booba: Resign from my show

Posted at 03/01/2013 6:57 PM | Updated as of 03/01/2013 7:49 PM
Ethel Booba in noontime show "Wowowillie" -- youtube.com

MANILA -- Willie Revillame dared his co-hosts on the noontime show "Wowowillie" to resign after an alleged squabble backstage over a "joke" he made on air.

During the episode of the program aired on Thursday, Revillame interrupted a gaming segment to address his co-hosts Ethel Booba and Ate Gay, who were no longer seen on stage.

Revillame said he had reprimanded both comedians, after Ethel Booba allegedly raised her voice at him over a joke he made about her outfit.

“Pinagalitan ko ho si Ethel, saka si Ate Gay. Hindi sila professional. Sinigawan ko sila para malaman niyo. Nagalit sila dahil hindi sila nanalo sa costume. Itong lahat ng ito ay biruan lang para pasayahin kayo.

“At itong si Ethel Booba, nagsisisigaw sa akin doon na bakit ko raw sinabi na Anne Curtis. Lahat ng ito ay biruan lang. Marami raw ang nagagalit sa kanya. Sa mga nagtu-tweet kay Ethel, biniro ko lang siya about Anne Curtis. Huwag kayong magalit sa kanya," he said.

Earlier in the show, Revillame compared Ethel Booba's attire to actress Anne Curtis' during the latter's controversial production number on the concert variety program "ASAP" last Sunday.

"Style ba ‘yan? Ginagaya mo lang si Anne Curtis eh... Wala, ginagaya lang si Anne Curtis. Kasi 'yung suot niya sa 'ASAP,' may shower pa. Hindi niyo kaya 'yon. Huwag kayong mag-ilusyon," Revillame said in jest.

The comedienne's get-up was for her performance during a segment called "Mini-Concierto," a talent contest among five of the show's female co-hosts.

Responding to Revillame's remarks, Ethel Booba said: "Ano ito? Bakit mo kami ikino-compare doon? We’re talking about talent, not singit. Come on!"

According to Revillame, Ethel Booba and Ate Gay also protested the results of "Mini-Concierto." The show's choroegrapher, Anna Feliciano, won the P10,000 cash prize.

“I am the producer, I am the host. Ako ang nag-iisip ng ikagaganda. Ang iniisip ko dito, publiko, hindi kayo. Ngayon, natalo lang sa costume, nagagalit kayo? Ginagawa ninyong kumpitensiya ito. Pinapasaya natin ang publiko at mga tao. Kaya ko kayo binibigyan ng incentive, para galingan ninyo, para mag-enjoy ang mga tao sa buong mundo.

“Huwag kayong maging personal. If you want to resign right now, go! Hindi ko kayo pipigilan. You don’t do that, mag-respeto kayo," he said.

Referring to his earlier joke about Ethel Booba's outfit, Revillame added, “Alam n’yo, sa dressing room, sabi sa akin [ni Ethel], ‘Bakit mo ako ginaganoon?’ Ako ang producer ng show, Ethel. Mag-isip ka.  Ako ang nagpapasuweldo sa 'yo. Magrespeto ka. You don’t do that to me."

“Marami na ang nagsasabi sa akin, huwag kang kunin kasi ang ugali mo. Pero nagtiwala ako sa ‘yo dahil may talent ka. Pagpasok ko doon, sinigaw-sigawan niyo ako doon. Sino kayo? Mag-isip kayo! Mag-isip kayo dahil ako ang nagpapasuweldo sa inyo. At hindi n’yo dapat ginagawa ‘yan sa taong nagbibigay ng magandang buhay sa inyo," he said.

Ending his on-air tirade, Revillame said, “Hindi kami ang bida dito. Ang publiko ang bida sa programang ito."

As of writing, neither Ethel Booba nor Ate Gay have given their reactions to Revillame's dare.