Controversial OTWOL Scene Irks PNP, Apologizes

‘On the Wings of Love’ caught the attention of netizens and police officers following a controversial scene that supposedly disrespected the Philippine National Police. (Logo courtesy of ABS-CBN)

A controversial scene on the January 11 episode of ‘On the Wings of Love’ has caught the attention of the Philippine National Police.

During that scene, Clark (James Reid) stripped and danced in front of Leah (Nadine Lustre) during a bridal shower, while wearing the official uniform of the PNP. Most netizens and even police officers reacted negatively over the scene, claiming it to be disrespectful and irresponsible.

ABS-CBN later took notice of the incident and apologized for it. Here’s the full statement from the network.

“On the Wings of Love” would like to apologize for a short scene that aired last Monday (January 11), which unfortunately showed the main character Clark dancing as a policeman for Leah in her bridal shower. The program has called the attention of its production team and assures the public that there was no intention to disrespect the sanctity of the Philippine National Police (PNP) uniform. We do not want to jeopardize our good relations with the PNP and will make sure that it will not happen again.

The good thing is, though, ABS-CBN quickly responded to their feedback and no intervention from the MTRCB was needed. However, due to the negative reactions that surround the said scene, expect ABS-CBN to not upload the video on its official YouTube account, and could potentially pull the scene off the iWanTV website.

Still, ABS-CBN needs to learn a lesson from this incident. Taking a note from Coco Martin’s character in ‘Ang Probinsyano’ may even help them realize how hard-working, dignified and proud the men and women of the Philippine National Police are.

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9 thoughts on “Controversial OTWOL Scene Irks PNP, Apologizes

  1. At least the action is quick. Dapat magbisita naman ang direktor ng OTWOL o ang mismong staff ng OTWOL sa set ng Ang Probinsyano o makipagugnayan sa PNP para malaman kung gaano kahirap tuparin ng isang Pulis ang kanyang tungkulin na ipagtanggol ang bawat mamamayan laban sa kriminalidad.

  2. I have friends and relatives who are policemen (I even dated one once or twice) and I believe there is nothing wrong with this. People from all over the world use policemen costumes for a lot of things even in movies or tv series where they even act silly, corrupt and other stuff. Shouldn’t they react to that instead? Besides, everybody knows that police, nurse, teacher, construction worker, fireman and student costumes are the most popular choices for role playing. Having said that, should nurses and teachers and all other professions also react when their uniforms are used to showcase certain stuff in movies or tv series? Do you ever see nurses reacting negatively when people use “sexy nurse” costumes? Shouldn’t the policemen be more concerned about not being corrupt and incompetent like everybody sees them to be instead of being “disgraced” by an actor wearing a policeman costume dancing for his tv wife for a role they are playing? To be honest, OTWOL management should not have issued an apology to the PNP because there was no “taraninshing of reputation” that took place ever.

    My apologies for ranting. Saw this article online and I thought that this issue is totally absurd to begin with.. :)

    • You have a point. Although, that said scene on OTWOL took it a little too far by using some sort of sexual advancement, that is why police officers reacted negatively over this. Not to mention that our country is more of a conservative one.

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