Vice Ganda speaks on rift with Karylle

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Thursday, February 20, 2014


COMEDIAN Vice Ganda finally broke his silence on the reported rift between him and his "It's Showtime" co-host Karylle.

In Wednesday thanksgiving press conference for his 2013 Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) movie "Girl Boy Bakla Tomboy," Vice admitted that he and Karylle are not on talking terms for weeks.

The comedian said the rift started when Karylle's failed to attend a victory party he hosted for his close friends for the success of his MMFF movie.

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"Chinat siya nina Vhong (Navarro) and Anne (Curtis). Sabi, 'nasaan ka na?' Ang una niyang sinabing dahilan 'hindi ako invited'.

Vice said he invited the whole "It's Showtime" family and he wouldn't miss informing Karylle because the singer was also part of the MMFF movie.

"Wala kasi akong driver," 'yun ang sumunod niyang dahilan. 'Wala akong driver, wala akong ride," Vice said.

Vice said Navarro volunteered to fetch Karylle as he lives near her place but the latter declined to attend the event.

"Sumunod na dahilan niya, 'Tinatamad kasi ako'. Na-offend ako bilang malapit siyang kaibigan. Kung hindi ko malapit na kaibigan si K (Karylle), hindi ako ma-offend. Pero dahil sobrang friend ko siya at malapit sa akin, nagtampo ako ng kaunti," the comedian said.

"Parang kung hindi na lang niya sinabi siguro kung ano ang dahilan, baka dedma na lang ako. Pero ‘yong friend ko na sabihan ako doon sa araw na napakahalaga sa’yo, malulungkot ka talaga. Nalungkot ako talaga," he said.

Vice said he deliberately ignored Karylle for several days but when Navarro's condo mauling incident made headlines, he let go of past hurt to step up and lead the team during that difficult moment.

"Dahil may issue sa 'Showtime,' I had to lead the group. I have to stand. Dedma muna ako sa personal kong arte. Yung tampo ko, dedma muna and magktrabaho muna".

The comedian and the singer started talking again until Vice heard something that hurt him.

He recalled that one day, Karylle was absent in episode of the noontime show when director Bobet Vidanes caught up with her somewhere.

"Hindi ko alam kung saan. Ang sabi sa kanya ni Direk Bobet, 'O, anong ginagawa mo rito? Akala ko may sakit ka? Ine-echos mo naman pala ako'," Vice said.

Vice said Karylle talked to Vidanes and told him the real reason why she was absent from the program.

"Sabi ni (Karylle kay) Direk Bobet, 'Umiiwas kasi ako. Umiiwas ako dahil sobrang na-offend si Yael (Yuzon, Karylle's boyfriend).' Parang na-hurt siya at hindi niya matanggap na sa dinami-dami ng pwedeng i-pair up sa girlfriend niya, bakit sa bakla pa?" Vice added.

"Tapos, sobra na raw siyang pissed off na sobrang sasabog na at any time ay susugod na sa studio," he said.

The "Gandang Gabi Vice" main man said he was offended by Yael's comment on their on-screen team-up. He then confronted Karylle on this but the singer denied such story.

"Sabi niya hindi raw totoo. Wala raw siyang sinasabing ganun. Sabi ko, 'Kung wala kang sinasabi, hindi na tayo ang may issue, kayo na ni Direk Bobet," Vice said.

"Nag-usap sila ni Direk Bobet. Tapos si Direk Bobet, sabi niya, 'Ano ako para sirain yung grupo ko, pag-aawayin ko kayo?' Sabi ni Direk, 'Kung anuman ang dahilan mo (Karylle) at binago mo ang istorya mo, nasa iyo na yun," he added.

From that moment, Vice said he became aloof of Karylle and decided to distance himself from the singer.

Vice shared that he initially didn't want to do their love team as everyone knows he's gay. But he said yes because of Karylle.

"Ayaw kong sabihin, pero let's face it, let's be realistic, mas makakatulong 'yun sa kanya kaysa sa akin. Huwag naman sanang masamain ang sinabi ko. Pero hindi ko naman talaga kailangan ng love team dahil hindi rin naman ako teen star at hindi ako heartthrob. Komedyante ako. Ang mga pelikula ko ay patawa. Hindi ko kailangang manloko ng tao na sweet-sweetan kami nito," he said.

The comedian said they're civil with each other now since he doesn't want their personal issues to affect the entire "It's Showtime" family. He said Karylle apologized to him and sent him flowers and card.

"Let's just work hard. I will do my job pero dedma na ako sa love team na yan. Ang dami pang pwedeng bumanter diyan para maging okay pa. Pwede tayong magtrabaho ng maayos at effective. We can still be friend pero dedma na ako sa love team. Ayaw ko na," Vice said.

"Open ako na maging maayos pa kami kasi hindi ko naman pwedeng dalhin ito ng matagal dahil magkatrabaho kami. At saka lahat naman ‘yan lumilipas. Kung ako man ang nagkasala, sana maunawaan nila ako," he added.

When asked if he's going to Karylle's wedding, Vice said he hasn't received any invitation and doesn't know if he's coming but wish the couple all the happiness. (Sunnex)

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