PCW alarmed over ‘PBB’ nude challenge
The Philippine Commission on Women (PCW) is calling the attention of the Movie Television Review Classification Board (MTRCB) to review an episode of “Pinoy Big Brother All-In” where a female contestant was asked to pose nude for a painting, reports say.
The challenge, assigned by Kuya to devoted Christian housemate Jayme Jalandoni, is part of the contestants’ weekly task.
Jalandoni was initially reluctant to perform the challenge, saying “Kuya, ayoko maghubad (Kuya, I don’t want to take off my clothes),” to which the latter replied, “…Marami ang nakasalalay rito; ang inyong weekly task, ang tulong na maibibigay sa pintor at sa kaniyang adbokasiya… Bibigyan kita ng oras para makapag-isip (There is a lot riding on your decision; your weekly task, the help you can extend the painter and his advocacy… I will give you time to think).”
The 23-year-old eventually went on to accept the challenge after consulting fellow housemate Michelle Gumabao.
PWC sees nothing wrong with women posing nude for art as long as, they said, it’s her free choice. They maintained, however, Jalandoni’s initial hesitation constitutes a refusal.
They added that Kuya violated her right to freedom of thought, conscience, religion and belief.
After Jalandoni accepted the task, Kuya asked her to pick three other housemates to join her as nude models.
She chose Michelle, celebrity housemate Daniel Matsunaga and “PBB” oldest contestant Ranty Fortento, all of whom agreed to pose nude.
Before doing the challenge, Jalandoni was called into the confession room to speak to her father.
Speaking to other housemates, she related, “Tinanong niya ako ulit kung naging buo ‘yung desisyon ko, ang sabi ko na, ‘Oo, naging buo ‘yung desisyon ko’ (My father asked me if I already made up my mind and I told him, ‘Yes I have’).”
It was after discussing the matter with him further that she changed her mind. “Sabi ko na mag-no-no ako, kasi gusto ko respetuhin ‘yung daddy ko (I said ‘no’ because I wanted to respect my dad).”
The three other housemates also refused to do the challenge thereafter.
As of this writing, ABS-CBN and “PBB” franchiser Endemol has not issued a statement on the matter.