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Dolphy’s Father Jejemon movie ‘offensive scene’ cut due to boycott call (Video)

By on Dec 20, 2010 in Asia, Local, Movies Comments

Manila, PhilippinesDolphy’s Father Jejemon movie is now being called to boycott if an alleged ‘offensive scene’ will not be cut or removed from its trailer and movie, as reported by PhilStar on Monday.

According to the post, PhilStar’s column Funfare received a text message on Sunday from an anonymous sender that a boycott call is being circulated against the movie Father Jejemon, where Philippines’ Comedy King Dolphy plays the lead role.

Apparently, two scenes were being noted as offensive particularly to Catholics, wherein Dolphy, who plays as a priest and giving the ‘Holy Communion’, accidentally dropped the Holy Eucharist on the cleavage of a woman, while another one got stuck on an elderly’s dentures.

“We must denounce this mockery and desecration of the highest form of worship. Let’s not allow the ‘King of Comedy’ to make a comedy of the ‘King of Kings’.” The anonymous protest was quoted as saying.

At the same time, the YouTube video of the Father Jejemon movie trailer (as seen below) is also receiving ‘similar negative messages, from a username ‘pinagpala1’, who also urged the public not to watch the movie.

The boycott call was said to have reached Zsa Zsa Padilla, Dolphy’s current partner in life and also the acting producer of RVQ Productions.

“Initially, I found the scene ‘cute.’ We didn’t have any malicious intention to offend any religion, not especially Catholicism, because Dolphy is a devoted Catholic.” Zsa Zsa told Funfare.

“We were confident because the trailer was approved by the MTRCB,” Zsa Zsa said, adding that the trailer will be pulled out and the affected scene will be cut.

Meanwhile, newly appointed Movie and Television Review and Classification Board Chairperson Grace Poe-Llamanzares, and also a daughter of the late King of Philippine movies Fernando Poe Jr (FPJ) issued a statement to Funfare.

According to Ms. Poe-Llamanzares, the alleged ‘offensive scenes’ of Father Jejemon movie will be subjected to a second review and she will take part on it, and eventually will ‘recommend appropriate action’.

Father Jejemon movie is the official entry of RVQ Production to the Metro Manila Film Festival (MMFF) 2010, which will be shown on December 25, 2010, Christmas day, along with seven other entries.



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