Willie Revillame is in the hot seat again because of his statements regarding Cory Aquino’s funeral being shown during the live telecast of Wowowee. He said: “’Di po maganda. Nagsasaya kami dito habang nagluluksa ang sambayanang Pilipino. ’Di ko magagampanan ang pagpapatawa habang ipinapakita ang libing ng dating presidente.” (“It’s not good for us to have fun here while the whole country grieves. I cannot make people laugh at the same time that this part of the funeral of our former president is being shown.”).
A lot of people in the blogosphere through social networking websites reacted negatively towards Willie’s statements. Many felt that it was unsensitive of him of saying that in public television and when the whole country is mourning for the death of our former president.
Willie explained himself and said that his bosses persuaded him to push through with the live telecast of the show. If he only had a choice, he would like to the live coverage of Cory’s wake to air instead of Wowowee. He felt that it was also insensitive to show the wake when people are there at the studio (and also the televiewers) are looking for entertainment.