Barbie Imperial was eliminated from Pinoy Big Brother (PBB) 737 on Friday, July 3. The 16-year old girl from Albay is the first housemate to be evicted in the reality TV show. And while her followers were dismayed, Albay Governor Joey Salceda had a tougher reaction. He ordered that PBB 737 will be “banned temporarily.”
“Yung lahat ng TV sa bahay pina-off ko muna. I just don’t relish rituals of faked sympathies. So much plastic in that program. Barbie deserves to be treated better. Their loss, our gain. Banned muna ang PBB till the other Albayano is to be defended.” Governor Salceda wrote on his official Facebook page, and asked what can be watched at GMA 7.
Dubbed as the “Doll Along the Riles ng Albay,” Barbie Imperial received 27.84% of public votes while fellow nominee Bailey May got 62.16%. The two housemates became friends inside the PBB house, and the 12-year old boy admitted his feelings for her. On the other hand, Barbie also had her own share of controversies.
Kamille Filoteo, who was also nominated for eviction that night was saved after winning a special challenge. She and Barbie were once asked to do the lig-task challenge, where many netizens reacted on the result. Apparently, it appears to them that Kamille did not follow the rules of the challenge, and that Barbie should not be nominated.
Apparently, PBB 737 has been into other controversies lately. Earlier this week, the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) summoned the officials of “Pinoy Big Brother” after photos of housemates Bailey May and Kenzo Gutierrez went viral on social media. Many netizens believed that the scene was malicious.
In line with this, ABS-CBN issued a statement and clarified that the welfare of their housemates is strongly being protected. The network condemned netizens who bullied Bailey and Kenzo, and later decided to shut down the online live streaming of PBB 737 at iWant TV and TFC.tv, as well as its 24/7 live streaming on SkyCable.
Nevertheless, Albayanos should not be alarmed with the decision of Governor Salceda to ban PBB 737, simply because he is only banning the show inside their house and not in the entire province of Albay. Obviously, he is also supporting another housemate from Albay, the 16-year old Thomas Franco Rodriguez.
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