Ruffa quits 'Paparazzi'-A A +A
Sunday, June 24, 2012
TELEVISION host Ruffa Gutierrez ended her hosting stint in celebrity talk show “Paparazzi” after she was displeased by the birthday special arranged for her.
"Hindi ako natutuwa sa birthday presentation ng Paparazzi para sa akin. Wala kayong kwenta at wala kayong respeto," she posted on micro-blogging site Twitter hours after the show ended on Saturday.
Ruffa, who turned 38 on Sunday, thanked her charities for giving a videotaped message, then slammed the program for being insensitive.
Earning Ruffa’s ire was the show’s “Bulong ng Palad” portion, where fellow hosts Cristy Fermin, Zoren Legaspi, Mr. Fu and Mariel Rodriguez took turns in whispering any question under the sun.
Ruffa was only given three choices for an answer, which turned out to be the men who were romantically linked to her in the past, namely: Aga Muhlach, Zoren, and Robin Padilla, Mariel’s husband.
"Hindi nyo man lang naisip na nanonood ang mga anak ko! Yung head ng Progress Gold Milk of Wyeth was at the studio, my friends were watching,” she said, adding "The Buzz," which she also co-hosted years back on ABS-CBN, will never do it to her.
"From this day on, I will no longer be part of Paparazzi. I will never tolerate disrespect in any form done to me, to my children or to my beloved viewers,” she said.
Ruffa’s mother Annabelle Rama also vented her ire on Twitter as she slammed the show’s writers for questions that shouldn’t have been discussed in public.
"Yan ba ang bday gift nila sa anak ko? Walang natutuwa! Dapat palitan at tanggalin ang maniac na yan! Sana maimbestigahan ang mga writers and everyone who's behind all this. Thank you."
Annabelle also called the attention of TV5 chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan and network executives Rey Espinosa and Bobby Barriero on the matter.
The talent manager added that she already talked to TV5 vice president for entertainment Perci Intalan regarding their issues with the program.
TV5 has since promised a probe on what transpired in Paparazzi.
"I refuse to be part of trashy reporting that degrades people or shames others. I know God will provide work for me in other ways so I can take care of my daughters,” Ruffa said. (Sunnex)