Cop slams James Reid's strip dancing on OTWOL wearing police uniform

While viewers squealed in romantic excitement during the Monday episode of ABS-CBN’s prime time show "On the Wings of Love", a police officer turned to social network to vent displeasure on how the Philippine National Police’s uniform is being blatantly discredited by the media.

From Geoff Lim’s Facebook account, a posted statement says:

“An irresponsible segment of an ABS-CBN Teleserye, ON THE WINGS OF LOVE, showing James Reid (Clark) in a PNP Uniform, strip dancing for his fiancee Nadine Ilustre (Lea) during her shower bridal party.

As a police officer, it is infuriating to see OUR UNIFORM, a symbol of authority, being degraded this way. Remember that we sacrificed and endured hardship and training just to wear this.

Can’t the writers think of any other scene rather than this?

We call on everyone to share or repost this as a sign of protest or dismay.

We need a more responsible media.”

On Wednesday, January 13, ABS-CBN promptly apologized for the scene where James Reid was wearing a uniform of a PNP officer stripping and dancing on top of actress Nadine Lustre.

The television station released a statement saying “On the Wings of Love” would like to apologize for a short scene that aired last Monday, which showed the main character Clark dancing as a policeman for Leah in her bridal shower”.

The press statement further expressed that “The program has called the attention of its production team and assures the public that there was no intention to disrespect the sanctity of the Philippine National Police (PNP) uniform. We do not want to jeopardize our good relations with the PNP and will make sure that it will not happen again.”