Coco Martin has apologized for his controversial segment in the “Naked Truth” fashion event of Bench.
Sharing Coco’s message on “Aquino & Abunda Tonight,” Kris Aquino read the actor’s apology.
“Humihingi po ako ng patawad at pag-intindi sa mga kinauukulan kasama ang pangako na magiging mas sensitibo ako sa mga isyung may patungkol sa karapatang pantao at pangkababaihan,” Martin said as quoted by Kris.
The actor admitted that he did not see controversy brewing when he sashayed down the catwalk with a leash tied to a female model’s body.
“Sobra akong nalungkot sa mga nangyari. Inaamin ko po ang pagkukukang ko dahil dala na rin po ng pagod sa araw-araw na trabaho, hindi ko nakita ang malalim na kahulugan ng pinagawa sa akin…”
He said that the incident reminded him about “lahat ng responsibilidad na kakabit ng aking trabaho.”
A women’s group, Gabriela, slammed the segment as “a disturbing throwback to concepts of enslaving and subjugating women to male fantasies.”
Bench owner Ben Chan has apologized to Coco for “involving him in the controversial scene.”
“Coco Martin was asked to portray a character in a circus scene of our theatre show, and only played the role given to him. This is to apologize to Coco Martin for involving him in the controversial scene,” Chan said, adding that “more importantly, we also apologize for offending the sensitivities of some persons. We assure you that we shall always endeavor to uphold the dignity of people.”
Celebrity-filled sexy fashion shows are interesting to watch (aangal ka pa ba na makita ’yung crush mong artista in their undies?!). No doubt, celebs exert extra effort to look good weeks or even months prior (walang artista ang gustong magmukhang aparador sa rampa!). But being beautiful and sexy are not enough if you can’t stand out from the rest (pasabog kung pasabog para magmamarka!).
HERE’S HOW SOME GO ABOUT IT:
Wear a headdress: My first exposure to headdresses being part of extravagant numbers was on the now-defunct TV program “GMA Supershow” with The Bellestars (na parang kumatay ng isang dosenang manok para mabuo ang isang headdress!) Now, headdresses are de rigueur on the ramp (palakihan, paramihan ng balahibo sa ulo!).
Get wings: In lieu of headdress, you can have wings. There was this actress who got alarmed by the size of her colleague’s faux wings that she told her stylists: “Mga bakla! Dali! Dagdagan ninyo ’yung akin! Palakihin ninyo.” She ended up with wings so big, she wasn’t able to fit through the stage entrance.
Show your bottom: Now common to male celebrities (baka may babae na rin, ’di ko lang tiningnan!). Sexy fashion shows are usually “gabi ng T-back” for a lot of men. Actor Wendell Ramos has done this a number of times before; others followed suit (Minsan lang ’yung iba ’di keri. May madilim na pangitain).
Strip tease: Overly-dressed celebs would either peel off his/her clothing or remove everything at the same time (mapakita lang ang abs!). There was this actor who tried this stunt to no avail. The audience merely asked: “Sino siya?” (Ginawa na ang lahat, wa’ pa rin care ang mga tao. Sad.).
Using a pole or harness: Another common gimmick these days for big stars aiming for lasting impact. (’Di tulad ni Coco Martin, kahit balot na balot, “yummy!”).
Beat the bulge: Some men go the distance when creating buzz to the point that they would enhance whatever with a towel. Girls join the fun with the aid of the Wonderbra (or pan de sals underneath bras!).
See you at the next sexy fashion show (malay mo kasama na akong rumarampa! Push!).
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Actor Coco Martin laughed off rumors that he has supposedly been going out on dates with his “Ikaw Lamang” co-star KC Concepcion.
In an interview with “TV Patrol,” Martin stressed that he is just friends with his TV series co-star, whom he finds humble and easy to like.
He added, “Sana magkaroon ng time lumabas, pero sa ngayon sabi ko nga masarap siyang katrabaho.”
Asked if there’s any possibility that his relationship with Concepcion could go beyond friendship, Martin answered, “Hindi ko pa alam eh, siguro masyado pang maaga para magsalita about diyan.”
On being paired with her, Martin revealed, “Nung una may takot ako kasi KC Concepcion ’yan eh tapos ’di ko in-expect na ganun pala siya… Napakabait pala niyang tao.”
Still, the 32-year-old actor said that he cannot commit to a relationship for now due to his hectic work schedule.
“Masaya kahit single kasi medyo busy din naman ako at gumagawa pa ako ng direksyon para sa sarili ko,” he said.
For her part, the 29-year-old actress has only good words about Martin.
Aside from describing him as “very gentleman,” Concepcion added that he is, “sobrang maalaga. As in to the point na tuwing tatayo ako, tuwing uupo ako, nakaalalay siya. Hindi ko alam kung may radar siya or something…”
Movie with Nora
For the first time, Martin has worked with Superstar Nora Aunor in the yet-to-be-released film “Padre de Familia.”
“Napaka-importante sa akin ng proyekto na ito, kasi siyempre Ms. Nora Aunor ito,” he said.
“Padre de Familia,” Aunor’s first cinematic collaboration with director Adolf Alix, Jr., is a domestic drama that also features Joel Torre, Rosanna Roces, Anita Linda, Joem Bascon, Baron Geisler, Manuel Chua and Miles Ocampo.
Higit sa magka-trabaho? 'Yan ang isyu sa co-stars ng seryeng "Ikaw Lamang" na sina Coco Martin at KC Concepcion. Spotted daw ang dalawa kahit sa labas ng trabaho.
Actor Coco Martin hopes to follow in the footsteps of veteran actors Joel Torre and Christopher de Leon, both of whom he is working with in the series “Ikaw Lamang.”
“Sina Tito Boyet at Tito Joel, isa po silang inspirasyon para sa’kin. Sabi ko, sana dumating ang araw na marating ko ‘yung narating nila na matatandaan ka ng tao dahil sa ginawa mo,” he told Bulletin Entertainment in a recent interview.
The 32-year-old said he admires Torre and de Leon not only for their dedication and discipline as actors but also for their kind heart.
“Siyempre nandoon din po ’yung marami akong natutunan sa kanila pagdating sa personal na buhay,” he added.
Martin said that he notice a lot of “similarities” between him and Torre, revealing, “kapag nasa set kami, inaaral ko siya ’di lang bilang aktor (kundi pati) bilang tao.”
He didn’t discuss these parallels in depth, but he acknowledged that he still has a long way to go before reaching his status.
“Nandoon pa lang ako sa gumagawa ako ng direksyon para sa sarili ko,” he said.
Martin’s main priority at this point is to save for the future.
He shared that this is so he can provide a good life for his future wife.
“Siyempre dapat ’pag mahal mo ang isang tao… kapag nakita mo na ang taong minamahal mo, ipaglalaban mo na ’yan habang buhay eh, dapat nakapag-ipon ka na,” he said.
Coco’s is not aiming to be a multi-billionaire, stressing that he only wants a comfortable life.
“Sabi ko nga dati pa na hindi naman sobra-sobra ’yung gusto o pangarap ko para sa pamilya ko. Mataas ’yung pangarap ko pero alam ko lang kung ano ’yung para sa akin…” he said.