The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) released a statement following the remarks made by Joey de Leon on E.A.T.
On September 23, 2023, Joey made a joke during one of E.A.T’s segments, ‘Gimme 5: Laro ng mga Henyo’ while a contestant was asked to mention five things that could be hung around an individual’s neck.
“Lubid, lubid. Nakakalimutan n’yo,” said Joey.
Following Joey’s joke, which received criticism on social media, MTRCB said they would review the episode to determine if the veteran host broke a rule.
“Taking cognizance of the complaints from the viewing public in relation to E.A.T. Gimme 5 segment aired last 23 September 2023, the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) shall determine if the same are valid and presumably violative of Presidential Decree No. 1986 and/or its Implementing Rules and Regulations,” MTRCB wrote.
If proven, E.A.T may be suspended for several days like what MTRCB imposed to It’s Showtime.
However, several fans were not convinced that MTRCB would impose a penalty against E.A.T since the agency was being headed by Lala Sotto, who’s also very close to Joey.
Meanwhile, supporters of MTRCB praised the agency, saying that its chair was fair for also launching an investigation against E.A.T.