Netizens complained about a question asked in the Maritest segment of Tropang LOL in an episode aired on Tuesday, September 13.
The controversial question talked about the past issues of Ariel Rivera, Gelli De Belen, and Regine Velasquez-Alcasid.
“Naging mag-jowa sina Ariel Rivera at Gelli De Belen nung 90s—pero nag-break sila for a while dahil raw sa third party na…sino?”
The choices given were A. Agot Isidro, B. Lea Salonga, C. Regine Velasquez, and D. Jean Garcia.
Many netizens were dismayed with the show’s segment as they deemed the question “insensitive”.
A netizen on Twitter posted a video of Boy Abunda’s interview with Regine Velasquez-Alcasid. In the video, it was clarified that Rivera courted Velasquez before. Abunda managed Rivera as his talent.
Another netizen claimed that Rivera asked the permission of Velasquez’s parents before courting her. The video showed an interview with Velasquez’s dad.
— … (@datskingkylie) September 13, 2022
whoever thought of this question, i hope mang gerry haunts you in your sleep pic.twitter.com/nMysPGsasQ
— – L 🍁 (@NlCOLEKIDWOMAN) September 13, 2022
This issue should have been long forgotten until an insensitive tv program ( tropang Lol ) brought it up again for the Marites in town to spread it more.
bakit hindi nalang General Knowledge ang tinatanong nyo?!! @tropang_LOL pic.twitter.com/fv2ItJsBm1
— 🌸 (@deffonot_judyy) September 14, 2022
Yung segment producer or writer ang dapat sisihin dito, talagang sinasadya nila mag trending kahit nega sila sa tao.
— I’M THAT GIRL (@imthatkween) September 13, 2022
— Maxvii (@a_xiann) September 13, 2022
@tropang_LOL if you can't think of better questions, might as well consider ending the show. Stop giving us more reasons to hate the hosts, the writers and the show itself. #CancelTropangLOL https://t.co/MQ7DPFHIEY
— Ja (@StanQueenRegine) September 13, 2022
Aside from this, Tropang LOL was involved in other controversies before.
Currently, Tropang LOL casts Ariel Rivera, Gelli De Belen, and Regine Velasquez did not respond to the issue.