Superstar Nora Aunor was supposed to appear in It’s Showtime to be the Tawag ng Tangahalan Grand Finals judge but Philippine Entertainment Portal just reported that she canceled the stint because of Vice Ganda.
It was in 1968 when Nora’s career emerged as she was hailed the first grand champion of ‘Tawag ng Tanghalan’. Because of this, the ABS–CBN noontime show, It’s Showtime, decided to invite her to become their special judge on the segment’s grand finals scheduled on March 11. However, Nora decided to back out and decline the invitation.
“Nag-back out ako dahil hindi ko kaya si Vice Ganda. Hindi kaya ng puso ko ang pambabastos na ginawa sa akin ni Vice Ganda,” Nora said through a text message.
When asked to clarify which issue is she exactly pertaining to, the Superstar explained,
“Yung usual na ginagawa niya na magsasalita siya pero may pinatatamaan.”
The multi-award winning actress also told PEP that it was only in It’s Showtime when she faced difficulty in guesting and it is because of their main host. She also said that the comedian is known for disrespecting people just to throw a punchline.
“Gusto ko mang mag-guest pero hindi ko kaya ang ginawang pambabastos sa akin noon ng main host ng show. Lahat ng imbitasyon sa akin ng ABS-CBN para mag-guest, wala akong naging problema. Dito lang talaga sa It’s Showtime dahil sa main host ng show. Para lang mapatawa niya ang tao, kahit mambastos na siya ng kapwa niya, ginagawa niya,” Nora added on her message.
Meanwhile, PEP also reported that prior to Nora’s final decision regarding her It’s Showtime appearance, the actress already confirmed that she will appear on Eat Bulaga. Both Eat Bulaga and ABS-CBN released their public announcement informing their televiewers that Nora would guest on their shows. However after several decision-making processes, Nora then confirmed that she backed out of the ABS-CBN noontime show and would probably appear on Eat Bulaga instead.
As of this writing, Vice Ganda or his management has not yet issued their statement.