On November 11, singer-actor Janno Gibbs expressed his dismay over his canceled guesting in ‘It’s Showtime’ for his superhero movie, Mang Jose.
On his deleted Instagram post, Gibbs revealed about his canceled guesting on the noontime show.
“Was scheduled to guest on Showtime today to promote Mang Jose. But the guesting was canceled last night.”
He then recalled what happened in 2019 wherein he alleged that the network didn’t include him in the promotions of his movie “Sanggano, Sangggago’t Sanggwapo.”
“Hanggang ngayon pa ba naman ABS? Nung Sanggano part 1 alam nyo bang si Andrew at Dennis lang ang pinayagan mag guest. Ako bawal.”
He then cited his support for ABS-CBN’s fight to renew the network’s franchise in 2020, noting that everyone in the showbiz industry should help each other in time of need.
“Nung pinaglalaban niyo ang prangkisa nyo ay nakisimpatya pa ako. Kala ko’y lumambot na ang puso nyo matapos ang inyong mga pinagdaanan. Hindi ba dapat ay nagtutulungan tayo sa hirap ng lagay ng industriya ngayon? Masyado namang matindi ang galit nyo sa akin.
“Oo kailangan ko kayo at hindi nyo ako kailangan. Ngunit anu ba naman ang ilang minuto para makapag promote lang ng pelikulang malapit sa puso ko”
In 2018, Gibbs joined ABS-CBN’s music label Star Music. However, rumors surfaced about his exclusion from the 2018 ABS-CBN Christmas Station ID. Following the reports, Gibbs reacted to the talks with the hashtags #wagnyokohanapinsastationid and #lakipanglogosalikod.
Gibbs took down the post, apologizing to ABS-CBN and explaining that he was joking.
“I’m a comedian. In jest naman ‘yun, may halong patawa naman ‘yung post ko. Hind ko inaalis sa mga [ABS-CBN] bosses na masaktan sila, kaya I’m really sorry for that. Ti-nake down ko naman ‘yung post na ‘yun.”
To date, ‘It’s Showtime’ hasn’t addressed Gibbs’ claims.
Gibbs’ superhero movie Mang Jose streams on Vivamax on December 24 but has pay-per-view options available on November 17.