Toni reacts to PBB's 'nude painting' controversy

Posted at 06/10/14 4:07 PM

Actress-host Toni Gonzaga

MANILA -- Actress-host Toni Gonzaga on Tuesday reacted on the latest controversy involving her show "Pinoy Big Brother: ALL IN."

This was after the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) summoned the Kapamilya network in relation to the "nude painting challenge" on the hit reality series.

The MTRCB said it was "alarmed over alleged gender-insensitivity" in the challenge.

"Everything naman na ginagawa sa 'PBB' under the supervision of Endemol, the one in charge sa 'Big Brother' franchise. Hindi naman sila gagawa ng isang bagay na hindi nila kino-konsulta sa isang programa," Gonzaga said at the launch of her fifth solo album "Celestine."

"Kapag nagbigay ng go-signal at na-approve 'yon. ibig sabihin may kabuuang konsepto 'yon na makakatulong sa tao na binigyan ng challenge na 'yon. Alam naman ni Kuya 'yon. Alam naman ng 'PBB' 'yung limitation niya. Everything is just really to test a person's principle and values na kinalakihan," explained Gonzaga, who has been with the reality show for several seasons now.

"I think sanay na kami. Every season hindi puwedeng walang isyu o controversy ang 'PBB.' Sanay na. Wala akong major reaction. Ganoon talaga," she added.

Asked if she believes the show went overboard with the challenge, Gonzaga replied: "Ako kasi feeling ko there are people who can do those things, who can shed clothes for the arts. May mga taong kayang gumawa noon at may hindi kayang gawin 'yon."

Bong Osorio, ABS-CBN spokesperson, earlier confirmed the company will cooperate with the MTRCB.

"We have received the invitation from MTRCB. We will cooperate and attend the conference on June 11," Osorio said.