ABS-CBN has released an official statement regarding the issue with the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) brought about by Anne Curtis’ controversial outfit in ASAP 18 on February 24 for her birthday production number.
The statement was released through Bong Osorio, head of Integrated Corporate Communications Division of the network.
“ABS-CBN will continue to cooperate with the MTRCB and ensure that its programs will be in accordance with the gender sensitivity guidelines of the board. ABS-CBN thanks the board for hearing its side of the issue as it gives its assurance to self-regulate.”
BONG R. OSORIO
Head, Integrated Corporate Communications Division
Meanwhile, MTRCB did not impose any sanctions against ASAP 18 with regards to the controversial production number. The staff and stars of the Sunday musical variety show and other Kapamilya programs, however, are required to undergo a gender-sensitivity seminar on March 15. It will be under the supervision of the MTRCB and the Commission of Women.
In the much talked-about production number, Anne Curtis wore a black gown that has a slit that goes up almost to her waist while singing Rihanna’s Diamonds under an artificial rain. The slit gave an illusion that the actress/host was not wearing anything underneath, but the truth, according to the photo posted by Anne on the internet, was that she was wearing a tangga that was actually part of the whole outfit.
Anne, however, said that she would carefully choose her future outfits from now on.
In 2010, there was also an incident in Boracay where her bikini tops accidentally got out of place while dancing on the stage of ASAP, revealing one side of her chest.