In the January 24 episode of It’s Showtime
, host Anne Curtis made a public apology to Maja Salvador for her “Majarot” joke, adding that it was really intended for Vice Ganda. During their Sine Mo ‘To segment yesterday, the It’s Showtime
stars were making fun of Vice Ganda as he was flirting with a guy they picked from the audience. This prompted Vhong Navarro to call Vice “Allan, [as in] Allandi mo
!” To which Anne added, “Uy hindi. Siya yata si Maja... Majarot ka!
Everyone burst into laughter because of Anne’s comment and Vice could not help but say, “Ay, statement. Anne, statement yun!” As it is, Maja has been receiving a lot of negative feedback lately due to her rumored romance with Gerald Anderson coupled with her falling out with former showbiz BFF Kim Chiu.
Before things got blown out of proportion, however, Anne made it a point to apologize if she had offended Maja with her joke. Right in the middle of the January 24 Sine Mo ‘To segment, the actress-host humbly admitted that she should have been more careful not to add fuel to intrigues involving Maja. “But before anything else, bago tayo mag-joke time at mag-play time dito, gusto ko muna mag-publicly apologize kung may na-offend ako kahapon sa joke ko. Hindi ko naman naging intensyon na directly po mag-offend. It was really [meant] towards Vice, it was a joke. Siguro dapat mas naging sensitive ako kung may mga issues kaya I just want to say sorry Maja.”
Meanwhile, Anne’s fans on Twitter commended her for making up for her blunder.
" I love u more Anne Curtis! It takes a lot of courage to apologize in public! @annecurtissmith #showtime -:),” Twitter user @edmer_altcdvo tweeted.
@Pinoy_Humor added, “@annecurtissmith It takes a lot of courage to apologize, especially in public. No matter it's not meant to hurt someone, i salute u 4 that!”