Ah, Senator Tito Sotto just can't keep his mouth shut.
The moonlighting TV host has had a long history of crude remarks as a public servant, and judging by his latest choice of words, it's clear that he hasn't learned anything from his past episodes.
Sotto was among those interrogating Social Welfare Secretary Judy Taguiwalo during her confirmation hearing at the Commission on Appointments (CA), when out of the blue he brought up the latter's status as a single mom.
Taguiwalo didn't deny the concern and even shared her unconventional roots of not having a "whole mother-father-children kind of thing."
Sotto followed up his line of questioning by saying, "In the street language, when you have children and you are single, ang tawag doon ay 'na-ano lang,'" eliciting gross laughs from some of the people in attendance.
The former University of the Philippines mentor, unlike her interrogator, took the high road and replied, "Mr. Sotto, I teach Women's Studies so we respect all kinds of families, and that includes solo parents."
Sotto has since apologized for this major blunder, once again justifying his statements as a misunderstood joke. Now, try telling that to the millions of netizens fuming over his sexist and mysogynistic comments.
It wasn't only single mothers and those raised by one whom the senator has angered. Check out some of the best burns below.
Tell him, Miss Saigon
Oh, the irony
The dude deserves his walk of atonement
How women should respond to misogynistic pigs
What goes around, comes around
This is not Eat Bulaga!
We all have that one acquaintance
It won't be surprising
We're also asking ourselves the same thing