‘Eat Bulaga’ hosts scored over use of Muslim garb

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THERE is anger over the use of Islamic attires on Saturday by two of the hosts of popular noontime television show aired over GMA-7.

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Gov. Mujiv Hataman of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) has demanded that Eat Bulaga issue a public apology over the issue.

“We remind the hosts and the producers of the show of how Muslims are quite often discriminated against in our society, often stereotyped as troublemakers and terrorists,” Hataman said in a statement sent to the media on Saturday.

“What Eat Bulaga did in its Halloween Special was a mockery of and an affront to the image of the Muslim, apparently in the name of entertainment,” he added.

Meanwhile, netizen Omar Isa scored the use of Muslim attire by two of the hosts of Eat Bulaga.

“Ginawang Halloween costume! Ano po sa tingin niyo samin mga Muslim, multo? At ano po ang alam niyo sa kasuotan na ganyan nakakatakot? [They made it Halloween costumes! What do you think of us Muslims, ghosts? And what do you think of that attire, scary?]” he said in his Facebook account that has gained over 10,000 likes so far.

During the Saturday edition of the popular noontime show, hosts Joey de Leon and former Senator Vicente “Tito” Sotto 3rd wore Islamic attire.

Isa said his posts on the issue, which were reshared over 5,000 times to other 10,000 social media users, was also meant to end acts of “impunity” against the Muslims.

Shakeela Dirangaren Mamalacat of Cotabato City said Eat Bulaga’s hosts should have used costumes that would not offend others.

She said other hosts of the show, including Vic Sotto, were dressed up in the usual Halloween costumes.

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  1. >>> I disagreed to Gov. Hataman and Mr. Omar. I have been watching that noontime show since I was a teenager. And for that particular episode, I did not noticed any movement or dialogues or speech against to any religion or to that clothes wore by Mr. Sotto either Mr. Joey De Leon. Anyone in the world could wear that kind of clothes in any occasions or in daily activities AS LONG AS HE WANTED TO.

    The Arab garb is also wear by some people of India,Pakistan, Bangladesh, Morocco , and Philippine (like myself a Catholic Christian- also have).
    And that kind of attire does not meant or representing a person with a certain belief, instead it is one of kind of Arab clothing or attire which anyone in the world could wear, if he likes it.

    AND THERE WAS NO RULES OR LAW OR EVEN IN ANY PART OF ” QURAN” THAT SPECIFIED , STATED , EXCLUSIVELY, PATENTED & WHAT TYPE OF CLOTHES ONLY FOR MUSLIM.

    Mr. Hataman, nasisiguro ko sa iyo, sa “Quran” at “Bible” mayroon nasasaad na “verses” ,ang sinasabi ay….. SIYA ang tunay na Panginoon ang baba o babalik muli at kaniyang huhusgan ang lahat na nagpapanggap na niniwala sa kaniya, samantala ang lahat na tunay at lubos naniniwala sa kaniya ay maliligtas sa “dIlubyo” o pag-gunaw ng mundo o kumukulong apoy.

    Kaya Mr. HATAMAN, KUNG AYAW NINYO MANOOD O KAYA AY HINDI MO NAGUGUSTUHAN ANG MGA EKSENA NG ISANG “SHOW”, SIMPLE LANG ANG GAWIN MO……BASAHIN AT PAG-ARALAN MO NA LAMANG MABUTI ANG “BBL” NG MILF” AT ANG “REVIEWED AND PROPOSED BBL ” NA INIHAIN NI SENATOR BONGBONG MARCOS sa SENATOR FOR DELIBERATION.

    Mr. Hataman at sa mga katulad mong Pulitiko, HUWAG NA KAYO MAKISAW-SAW SA POPULARIDAD NG IBANG TAO SA LIPUNAN. SIGURO NAMAN MAY PANG-UNAWA AT INTELLECTUAL PANG NATITIRA SA INYO.

  2. Elizabeth Bennett on

    This is ridiculous ! Is wearing a Pope, priest, sexy nun, Buddhist monk, American Indian , Japanese kimono or Chinese , Mexican etc. costumes politically incorrect? Is wearing a naughty nurse, cowboy, farmer, policeman, etc. during Halloween inappropriate? Of course not! So why wearing Muslim outfit or impoverished costumes incorrect? So why single themselves out as different? It isn’t . People need to understand the context in how it was done. It’s a freakin Halloween costume party! People wear these kind of outfit all the time during Halloween parades and costume parties. THERE IS NO COSTUME TOO SACRED TO WEAR IN A COSTUME PARTY. Anything goes. That’s the whole point! People living in a free nation do it all the time. The Eat Bulaga hosts did not do any thing wrong. There is nothing controversial about what they did. The hosts should not apologize nor change their ways to accommodate ignorance, stupidity and intolerance. Philippines is a free country . Tolerant and free.The other hosts were not wearing Scary costumes like Julia and Pauleen who wore Princess Leia and Kalesi costumes. The Muslim outfit was clearly not intended to be scary and certainly not intended to offend a certain group of people. People need to take a chill pill and stop being so malicious and narrow minded. Please replace malice with lightheartedness and humor and the world will be a peaceful place. Eat bulaga is a happy and light hearted comedy variety show and should always be seen that way. Enough of this nonsense! Media please do not sensationalize these kind of news. It is irresponsible to spread ignorance. Use your power to spread truth through unbiased reporting. Eat Bulaga, please do not change because I believe in FREE CREATIVE EXPRESSION.