The comedian, as his male alter ego Viceral, donned a rock star get up and sang Katy Perry’s "I Kissed A Girl" during the Showtime Kapamilya Day held at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, a kick-off that marks the month-long ANIMversary celebration.
After the chorus, the TV host surprised everyone when he kissed Karylle on the lips twice.
Viewers immediately turned to social media to comment. Fans of the Vicerylle love team expressed excitement while critics said such "indecency" and "immorality" should have not happened considering that Karylle is a married woman.
"Desperate times call for desperate measures," posted a commenter who was probably referring to It's Showtime being beaten in the ratings by it's rival show Eat Bulaga because of the AlDub fever.
Someone also called the attention of the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB), saying "A gay and a married woman doing such acts on live TV and at noon time show. Crack the whip."
On the other hand, the public waited for the reaction of Karylle's husband, Sponge Cola band vocalist and guitarist Yael Yuzon.
The singer-musician posted the following on Twitter after the show:
@KingOfP1rates I don't normally reply to these things but there is really no need to bash anyone. Live a life of love, focus on the good. :)— Yael Yrastorza Yuzon (@yaelyraz) September 26, 2015
@KingOfP1rates Well, it's been around 4 hours, more interesting things have happened in life, you just have to focus on those. :)— Yael Yrastorza Yuzon (@yaelyraz) September 26, 2015