Just recently, GMA‘s ‘Bubble Gang‘ and its writers were summoned by the MTRCB over the ‘discriminatory and derogatory portrayal’ of a woman in the skit called ‘D’ Adventures of Susie Lualhati’. The violation was the second committed by GMA in over a month, after ‘Unang Hirit‘ and host Arnold Clavio were warned by the MTRCB for a rude interview last November 5.
In the skit aired November 29, Susie (Rufa Mae Quinto) prepared puto bumbong in order to convince the boss (Michael V) to hire her. However, while preparing the puto bumbong, Susie’s breasts shaked vigorously, leaving the male workers at the carinderia startled. The MTRCB took exception to the skit over Susie’s simulation of male self-abuse, and advised the writers of ‘Bubble Gang’ to attend a mandatory conference which took place last December 9.
The video of the said skit can be seen below.
However, the MTRCB missed out on another skit involving ‘Susie’. Aired a week before the above skit, the video shown below involved Susie applying as a construction worker with Paolo Contis acting as the boss. Later in the skit, Susie tries to use a jackhammer, only to have her body vibrate with the machine, in the process startling both Contis and his co-workers. Much like the following week’s skit, it involved Susie simulating male self-abuse.
Having said that, I hope the writers of ‘Bubble Gang’ learned their lesson. The lead character role in a comedic skit does not suit Rufa Mae Quinto. Remember ‘D’ Adventures of Rufa Mae Kwento’? No one wanted to watch that because the skits didn’t make any sense. My advice is to leave the lead characters to the men and let them work their comedic magic on screen.
It is unknown whether the writers will bring this skit back for tonight’s episode. But for now, there are other skits on ‘Bubble Gang’ that people should watch and enjoy.