Vice Ganda criticised online for being 'mean', 'harsh' on #paulgasul

It's Showtime host Vice Ganda was criticised online for being "mean" and "harsh" on #paulgasul during the Q&A portion of Gandang Lalake.

Vice Ganda
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"Paul Gasul" was a name given by Vice Ganda to a male "mute" dancer, who represented one of the three adjectives for the segment, during the noontime show's August 4 episode.

According to netizens on Twitter, the actor and TV host has gone overboard when he made fun on the dancer who performed a very difficult act. Critics described his treatment of "Paul Gasul" as "too harsh".

The hashtag #paulgasul zoomed up as the top trend on Twitter locally as they expressed sympathy to the dancer and displeasure on Vice.

Here are some of the tweets regarding Monday's trending topic:

Vice Ganda must have known about the comments already as he is very active on social media. It is expected of him to explain and air his side on Tuesday.

Is there a need for the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) to step in? What do you think?