Actor Robin Padilla is currently trending for his “rude” actions during last Saturday’s episode of ABS-CBN’s Pilipinas Got Talent (PGT).
The act that irked netizens was when Robin asked a Korean contestant to speak Filipino.
"Iho, Pilipinas Got Talent. Magtagalog ka kasi magmumukha kaming katawa-tawa kung mag e-English kami dito para sa'yo. Pilipinas Got Talent. Magtagalog ka, iho," he said.
Prior to that, 20-year-old Kim Jiwan requested the actor to help him with his card trick. But Robin refused to help him until he spoke the local language.
The actor’s co-judge Angel Locsin came to the rescue and taught Kim how to ask Robin.
In an interview with Pep.ph, the actor already aired his side regarding the issue.
“Wala akong pinagsisihan kasi, ako, pumupunta din ako sa ibang bansa at pag pumupunta ako sa ibang bansa, pinipilit kong malaman kung ano yung salita do'n kasi bisita ka ro'n, e,” he explained. "Bayan ko 'to at handa akong mamatay anytime para sa bayan ko.”
However, that didn’t stop netizens from reacting on social media.
Some netizens slam him for being “rude” and “racist.”
While others understood and even agreed with him.
Consecutively, netizens praised former FHM Sexiest Woman, Angel Locsin for graciously helping the contestant