After Tawag ng Tanghalan contender Aila Santos got eliminated from the competition, her supporters aired their dismay online and their emotions got the best of them. Some netizens bashed punong hurado Jaya but she kept mum on the issue.
However, It’s Showtime host Vice Ganda couldn’t take the negativity anymore and defended the Soul Diva on air.
"Personally, I want to say this -- I felt so bad for Ms. Jaya, kasi there are a number of Aila fans na bina-bash si Ms. Jaya kahapon. There was no reason for you to bash Ms. Jaya, kasi, kung hindi niyo po alam, Ms. Jaya was one of the two judges who voted for Aila.
"Someone has to stand up for Ms. Jaya. I just have to defend her, kasi it was not fair for her na bina-bash siya kahapon, nababasa ko, pine-personal siya. Hindi niyo po alam, si Ms. Jaya ang isa sa dalawang judges na bumoto kay Aila. Kaya huwag mangba-bash,” he said.
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This made Jaya cry and thanked him for his gesture.
“I love you [Vice Ganda] for speaking on my behalf. I’m crying now because I absolutely felt your sincerest love. God bless you my friend.”