Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Look Around, People!
Most of the time, we hear Willing Willie host Willie Revillame say a nonsense comment or two, but sometimes we don’t care because he’s a comedian, and there are a lot of comedians that are simply not funny. I feel sorry to hear though that he is hounded, yet again, with another controversy, this time, involving a young boy performing like an exotic dancer while crying via his noontime show. Willie Revillame and the show’s studio audience, who, like most Filipinos, have high tolerance towards slapstick comedy and stupidity, were all laughing out loud at the sight of the boy dancing. It’s just this YouTube clip that I’ve seen and not the whole show, and if Willie Revillame didn’t honestly know that the boy’s going to cry in the middle of his performance, then I don’t understand why suddenly it’s his problem. Did they expect him to stop the performance right there and then, sympathize with the child and turn this entertainment and variety show into a drama special? Why is the boy crying, anyway? Who forced him to join the show? Is it Willie? If there was a screening prior to the show going live, then now we know that the people who screened these contestants are just as clueless as what people think of Revillame. If DSWD is indeed taking the limelight to prove their existence by filing a lawsuit even if the child’s camp’s not taking that route, then I think that it will be just right if they also include in their complaint the people who ask the child to show off his talent in national television, who I think are the parents or guardians. Look around, people. BTW, Willing Willie, your cameraman sucks!