In today’s controversial news: Senator Tito Sotto is under fire once again for implying that it was a woman’s fault that she was taken advantage of while she was drunk.
The remark was stated during yesterday’s episode of Eat Bulaga where he and his co-hosts Jose Manalo and Wally Bayola were talking to a woman who’d won their contest. The woman reportedly told them the story of how she was taken advantage of by a male friend. Tito reacts to this by blaming the victim for drinking too much and possibly wearing short shorts.
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
Of course, netizens pounced on the issue and called them out on the sexist comments.
If you’re a man agreeing with Tito Sotto shaming that poor woman on TV, we’d better warn YOUR female friends not to get drunk with you, no?
— Demontita Of Manila (@mrsunlawyer) July 10, 2016
Tito Sotto is the kind of gross creature you wish you never have to encounter in your life.
— Mikhail Quijano (@mikhailquijano) July 10, 2016
Horrible remarks. Now, I wonder why did the electorate voted for Tito Sotto. Don’t let fame override necessity.
— Paul Lopez II (@Paul_Lopez_) July 10, 2016
I don’t understand women who defend Tito Sotto for his misogynistic remarks. You are all supposed to call him out for it, not join him.
— Franchesca (@centurygoetheic) July 10, 2016
We elected a senator who called LGBTs “masahol pa sa hayop”
& another who humiliated on nat’l tv a sexually abused woman.
Good job PH 😤
— Perci Cendana (@PerciCen) July 10, 2016
It seems that Sen. Sotto isn’t having the best track record so far with past issues like his alleged plagiarism, reportedly defunding the RH Bill, and now this comment. Someone should really school him on what not to say on live television and to all women. A person of power should not have this kind of influence.
Photo courtesy of Sen. Tito Sotto’s Facebook