Five questions we dare ask Willing Willie

Willie Revillame

Should we return power to this show?

Set aside morals and ask this, “Do we want Willing Willie back on air?”

I will attempt to post only five questions that will help me answer not just the sentiments of the recent controversy because that’s too shallow but to look at the show’s merits (and other shows for that matter) and see if this show has any worth to the public.

  1. Does it make me happy?
  2. What am I laughing about?
  3. Is it right to laugh at people?
  4. What – about the people – do we laugh at?
  5. Do we laugh at their jokes or is it because of how these people look?

Entertainment is like a weapon. The purpose may be for good use but if used for something else, it’s damaging. A good book said this, “The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.”

Imagine what Janjan was subjected to when the whole TV5 studio were laughing at him? How many ‘swords’ pierced him when he was talked into more lewd dancing? Who knows how much damage the public inflicted on him? Surely no one knows – not even a psychologist can precisely say.

The advertisers/show sponsors should hold fast in their values and look for other means to promote their products and services. It’s a lie that Willing Willie is the only show that can give the public the awareness they need to promote their products or services.

We can offer the “mahirap na masa” (poor masses) something much better than laughing at their condition.

We set aside morals but in this discussion we can’t set aside values.

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3 comments on “Five questions we dare ask Willing Willie

  1. It makes me sad, seeing how he redecule some participants, his jokes is “Ironic”

    I laughed when the children are proudly presenting themselves and showing their
    talent and ability, specially when they answer intelligently, however the laughter
    vanishes evertime Willie used them just to earn money and wins the audience attention….

    The question is relative, if it both the audience and the participants are happy or
    making a joke, “not rediculous or Ironic” its okay, but laughing at people at their
    expense or making fool, am sorry but its unfair and degrading….

    In this case, Willies show, they make themselves funny just to earn the money
    and mostly they are desperate that they don´t care to be a laughing stuff….
    and you can observe mostly of the audience are not educated…. sorry to say
    that.

    Their appearance makes me laught but to the end it makes me sad, am living here
    in Austria, everytime I think of the participants I feel sad and degraded too,
    cause I know the coments of the Austrian who sometimes watch his Show, they look
    as down, they think Pilipinos are all PUPPEts, just to earn money we let people
    or allow others, sad to say our own kababayan to make fool of us!!!!!

  2. yes kailangan ibalik ang show ni will, dahil walangchild abuse naganap, dun sa nakapuna ng show ni will, ang ipinakita ay small part lang not the whole segment of the show, sobra na tama na, marami ng naghihintay sa pagbabakik ng show,tignan na lang natin ang mga nangyayari sa ating bansa ang gulo gulo na, maraming nagpapatayan, mga batang nasa lansangan na maraming rin child abuse,bakit hindi yun ang pagtuuanan natin ng pansin, sobra na ang umiiral sa ating mga pilipino, inggit paninira at higit sa lahat ay pabagsakin ang isang taong wala naman kasalanan kundi magbigay ng saya at ligaya sa ating mamamayan pilipino, yun ayaw sa kaniya eh d huwag mo, at yun may gusto ay tangkilikin ninyo yun lang d ba? sobra na ninyo niyurakan ng pagkatso ni will, kayo bay ay walang nagawang sala sa sarili? bago tayo magpukol ng anu-man sa ating kapwa, tignan muna natin kung tayo bay ay perpecto o malinis ang pagkatao, lahat tayo ay makasalanan,walang perpecto tao sa mundo kundi ang maykapal, kaya tigilang na natin c will, tutal naman sinira na ninyo siya eh ano pa ang gusto sa kaniya, ibaon sa lupa na kahit alam natin na wala siyang sala, please tama na yan, ibaling na lang natin sa iba ang lahat, ito po ay aking opinion at wala pong personalan, maraming salamat po, IBIGAY NA PO NA NATIN ANG PARA KAY WILLIE AT SA UULITIN PO>”NO CHILD ABUSE INCIDENT”>

    • I’m sorry for not publishing your comment sooner. Ito po ang comment ninyo. Better late than never. To answer your question – hindi po tayo nagmamalinis pero katulad ni Willie dahil blogger ako malaki ang aking responsibilidad bilang manunulat sa web. Ngayon po maliit si Willie kumpara sa issues ng bansa pero sa parehong example tayo po ba ay magpapabaya sa pagkakamali ng ating mga anak kahit maliit ito? May kasabihan po tayo na ang maliit na butas ay puwedeng lumaki; ang malaking apoy ay nagmumula sa maliit na apoy – si Willie po ba at ang kanyang kasikatan ay matataguriang maliit na bagay lamang?

      Ibaon na po natin sa lupa ang issue. Iwan ko na lang po kayo ng ganitong salita: “Those given much, much is required.”

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