Tito Sotto's Victim-Blaming Remark Is Rape Culture
Manila, Philippines – Senator Tito Sotto again receives heavy criticisms from the netizens after he delivered an irresponsible victim-blaming remarks in a particular segment of the longest noon time show “Eat Bulaga".
Thousands, if not millions, of netizens on social media cried foul over the controversial demeaning statements of Senator Sotto against a game contestant who was allegedly molested by her drinking buddies. The disrespectful comments of Sotto allegedly implies that the lady was at fault for joining the drinking session knowing that she is a woman.
The senator, who was previously linked to plagiarism issues a few years back, argued on air that in situations similar to what was described by the woman would really mean that a girl would be prone to harassment. The following statement further ignited the emotions of several women on Facebook as well as other moralists citing that Senator Sotto was too tackless on his remarks.
“Kasalanan ng lahat ng iyan eh ang paginom. Kababae mong tao pa-shot shot ka?", Tito Sotto said on Eat Bulaga.
The video containing the intriguing statements, along with the comments quoted from the Senator, became the top trending topic on all social media platforms.
Some enraged netizens believed to be part of human rights groups explained that the “rape culture” mindset manifested by the baseless sentiments of Tito Sotto should be stopped at all cost. The same set of netizens are worried that the Senator could negatively influence men and encourage beasts to perform common maltreatment to our local women.
Ethel Booba, one of the most reactive celebrities to any social issue, immediately turned to Twitter to publicly relay her disappointments towards Senator Sotto. Her tweet reads,
“Don’t wear shorts so you won’t get raped” Society teaches “Don’t get raped” rather than “Don’t rape". Charot!
Considering that Tito Sotto holds a top government position, the netizens are expecting his utmost respect to everyone specially to all women who became victims of “rape culture” in the Philippines.
Watch the video that contains the controversial comments of Tito Sotto towards the woman who was sexually harassed by her drinking buddies.
So this is the controversial remark of Sen🙄 Tito Sotto to a woman who was taken advantage by her drinking buddies.😒 pic.twitter.com/obficLMspI
— Miss Krizzy (@krizzy_kalerqui) July 10, 2016
Due to the violent reactions and complaints received by the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), its newly appointed chair Eugenio Villareal immediately responded to the report.
In a formal letter dated July 11, 2016, MTRCB officials invited TAPE Inc. president Antonio Tuviera, senior vice president Malou Choa-Fagar, and “Eat Bulaga” creative head Jenny Ferre, to an inquiry “over the remarks alleged to be insensitive to women."(ABS-CBN news)
DiversityHuman.com will continue to monitor the progress of this investigation and will release pertinent articles whenever necessary.