Vice Ganda, Tado exchange heated words in 'Showtime'

Posted at 05/25/2010 1:41 PM | Updated as of 05/25/2010 5:32 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Things were heated in Monday’s episode of “Showtime” after a word war erupted between the show’s resident judge Vice Ganda and guest judge Tado Jimenez.

The exchange began after a remark from Tado about being gay infuriated Vice Ganda.

Vice Ganda and Tado had a misunderstanding after the latter commented to a group of contestants that their performance was "pang-gay (for gays)."

The “Showtime” mainstay judge later apologized on his Facebook page.

On Tuesday, the 2 also ended their rift after both said sorry to the viewers for their remarks.

Vice Ganda said he and Tado learned their lessons, and that it's not good to fight on national television

"Hindi maganda na nakikita na hindi tayo nagkakaunawaan lalo na sa telebisyon, hindi ba? Inaamin ko po nagkamali po kami at mayroon po kaming natutunan sa pagkakamaling ito. Let's all learn from this mistake. Peace, peace, peace, Tado, Tado, love, love. Let's all welcome and appreciate and accept diversity and love one another. Nagkamali po kami and talagang no one in this world is perfect," Vice Ganda said.

Vice Ganda also pointed out that “Showtime” is meant to entertain people, and not offend them.

Tado, for his part,  also apologized to Vice Ganda and the gay community.

"Ako naman din po si Tado Jimenez ay humihingi ng paumanhin sa mga salitang nabitawan ko na maaring nakasakit ng damdamin at naka-offend sa inyong mga manonood, particular na sa gay community lalong lalo na kay Vice Ganda. Muli po taos puso akong humihingi ng paumanhin. Magkasiyahan na po tayo. Showtime!" said Tado. -With a report from ANC