Karylle defends Vice Ganda

Posted at 04/24/2012 12:24 PM | Updated as of 04/24/2012 4:20 PM
Singer Karylle defends "It's Showtime" co-host Vice Ganda.

MANILA, Philippines - Singer Karylle defended "It's Showtime" co-host Vice Ganda on rumors that the comedian is hard to get along with.

In a press launch for the music video of her single “I’ve Found My Smile Again” from her album “Roadtrip,” Karylle said the public should consider that Vice Ganda went through a difficult time with the passing of his grandmother early this year.

“Hindi siya mahirap kasama... One of the things with being a comedian, nakikita ko that they always have to be happy and may mga pinagdaanan din naman siya,” she said.

“Alam ko kahit na nakita siya doon sa wake, hindi niya fully na-express ang grief niya. Once in a while kapag nakakakita siya ng lola sa show, naiiyak talaga siya. I understand that kasi I'm also close to my lola, but not like him na lumaki sa lola niya.

"Feeling ko minsan ‘yung stress from that na hindi nailabas, pero aside from that, masarap siyang kasama talaga. May mga kanya-kanya naman kaming pinagdadaanan and we’re always there for each other. Noong may pinagdaanan din ako, I know that they were really there for me and they made it known. So, same way now na may pinagdadaanan siya or parang gina-judge siya ng mga tao. Gusto kong sabihin na masarap siyang katrabaho and nararamdaman ko talaga ‘yung pagmamahal niya in the sense na ‘yung suporta niya all out.”

Asked to react on the issue that Vidanes allegedly resigned from directing "It's Showtime" following a "tiff" with Ganda and other co-hosts, Karylle replied: "Actually, wala namang naganap na ganoon. But of course, kapag hindi kasi masyadong sinasagot ang intriga, nagiging mas magulo siya. Kasi hindi naman ako directly involved. Although family ko sila, mahirap ding magsalita kasi hindi ko rin alam kung ano ang sasabihin ko.

"Alam mo, one of the things na palagi kong binabalikan na when we move to the new studio, may pangako kami sa isa't isa na walang iwanan sa isa't isa, so ‘yun talaga."

Karylle then assured that Vidanes is still the director of "It's Showtime."