Anne Curtis ASAP number, wardrobe 'provocative' says MTRCB

Anne Curtis wore a sexy outfit —a black strapless gown with very high slit— during her performance of Rihanna’s “Diamond” on ASAP 18 last Sunday, February 24.

The Movie Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) apparently didn’t like her wet look and revealing wardrobe.

“MTRCB to investigate ASAP over provocative number and outfit of one of the show’s performers last Sunday” was MTRCB’s status message on Twitter. “Citing its Memo of Understanding w/ABS-CBN, et al to ensure gender-sensitivity, MTRCB summons ASAP over provocative number.”

After the issue sent netizens buzzing online, the Kapamilya actress addressed speculations about her outfit. She posted on Instagram a photo of her controversial wardrobe with the following explanation:

“TAAAADAAA! I present to you the controversial @boomita outfit I wore for my birthday number on ASAP. As you can see we have a bodysuit with a hidden tangga to make way for the sky high slit skirt. It is made out of 2 pieces. In fact the ‘tangga’ is made out of swimsuit material which Boom Sason is also known for making. I was completely protected. It may have seemed like a wardrobe malfunction to many but I can assure you, after making the mistake of not securing myself once I wouldn’t let that happen to me again. :) So to settle all your minds I just had to post this. Thank you to everyone that was concerned! To everyone that’s trying to make an issue out of it! Thank you! ABSCBN news just told me its their most clicked on video on their site ever! Just relax everyone! Wearing a tangga is no newbie in the industry! It's been around since the 80's :)”

Anne Curtis wardrobe photo ASAP 2013
Instagram photo courtesy of Anne Curtis
In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Anne revealed what she feels about the controversy.

“Natatawa na lang [ako], but I guess people talking about it makes it a good thing. Okay lang sa ‘kin ‘yun. Negative or positive comments, they’re always welcome. You just [have to] learn the art of deadma, and you accept what other people have to say,” she said Tuesday, according to this report.

Do you think MTRCB was right in calling ASAP’s attention for Anne’s wardrobe and production number? Was Anne’s outfit really provocative? Post your thoughts in the comments section below.