MMK’s ‘Titibo Tibo’ Episode Stirs Controversy

The “Titibo Tibo” episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya which starred Maris Racal as a lesbian-turned-heterosexual received flak from the LGBTQ+ community.

Here is the synopsis of the controversial episode which aired last Saturday night, June 16, 2018:

At the early age of eleven, Tin (Maris Racal) already identified as a lesbian and had been in romantic relationships with other girls. But it was only until she turned 18, that’s when she met her first boyfriend, Andrew (Neil Coleta).

Their relationship lasted for four years and after that, Tin swore not to fall in love and get into a relationship until she was able to provide for her family’s needs.

However, fate had a different plan for her when the breezy chick boy Boom (Jameson Blake) entered her life.

Could he be the one to reignite the flame in Tin’s ‘titibo-tibo’ heart?

The trailer alone was questioned by some Lesbian netizens because of the phrase “ang pusong titibok tibok sa gwapo” which kind of implies that good looking men are the cure for homosexuality.

Watch the full trailer of the said episode featuring the character of Racal who identified herself as a lesbian since 11 but had two boyfriends later on, played by Neil Coleta and Jameson Blake:

Below are notable reactions of some members of the LGBTQ+ community on social media:

On the other hand, some viewers who were able to watch the full episode pointed out that the show did not imply that homosexuality is just a phase.

4 Comments on MMK’s ‘Titibo Tibo’ Episode Stirs Controversy

  1. Get real // June 21, 2018 at 10:42 am //

    Ang OA . MMK nga tutuong kuwento at Karanasan. Alangang baguhin just to please you. Get real.

  2. Anonymous // June 20, 2018 at 3:55 pm //

    Ang OA naman ng reaction. Bakit ung program ang sisisihin eh kung yan ang kuwento nung may ari ng istorya…Ang OA niyo talaga…

  3. Anonymous // June 20, 2018 at 7:27 am //

    TAMA MGA SIRA ULO 🙄🙄🙄😱😱😱

  4. OA reaction // June 19, 2018 at 11:01 pm //

    Masyado naman kayong OA sa pagreact. Hindi lahat ng nararamdaman nyo, narramdaman ng ibang tulad nyo!!!!
    Gusto nyo respetuhin nararamdaman ninyo pero ang nararanasan at nararamdaman ng ibang tulad ninyo, di nyo mairespeto!!!!
    Di komo pare parehong tibo o gay or boy or girl- e pare pareho na dapat ang karanasan!!! Kakapikon kayong mga OA!!!!

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