Pinoy Big Brother: Connect housemate Justin Dizon is trending on Twitter today, December 17, 2020.
The reason: a 27-second clip reposted by a netizen from Kumu’s PBB livestream.
It showed Justin telling housemate Jie-Ann Armero, “Pinag-uusapan ka namin kasi hindi ka naliligo.”
Jie-Ann, who just finished taking a bath and had a towel wrapped around her hair, answered, “Wala akong pakialam.”
Justin then asked Jie-Ann to stay put as he wiped his hands on her towel.
At first, Jie-Ann appeared stunned, but she just laughed off what Justin did.
Justin told his housemate: “Di ba, ginagawa mo iyan sa akin?”
Jie-Ann replied, “Tubig lang naman iyan, e.”
He then quipped, “Pinaglawayan ko!”
To which Jie-Ann answered, “Wala akong pakialam! Sanay na ako sa ganyan.”
Laughing, Justin remarked: “Really? Sabagay, marumi ka nga pala.”
A netizen named @AnjelDave_ reposted the tweet on Twitter, and wrote, “ang baho ng ugali”
The video clip, at press time, already has 1.5 million views, 50.5K likes, 5.6K retweets, and 18.6K quote tweets.
Justin’s remarks about Jie-Ann drew mixed reactions from netizens.
Most comments expressed disappointment in Justin's behavior, and put Jie-Ann’s story into its proper context.
In one PBB episode, Jie-Ann, who hails from Sarangani, shared that she and her family do not take a bath daily because of water shortage.
Sometimes, they buy water at 12 pesos per container, but it is just enough for drinking and washing the plates and clothes.
She told Big Brother, “Kaya minsan hindi po ako nakakaligo kasi maliit lang po iyong mga container ‘tapos tinitipid pa po namin iyong tubig.”
Miss Trans Global 2020 Mela Habijan also tweeted her reaction, “I just saw the footage of Justin Dizon discriminating Jie-An for not taking a bath.
"Sobrang nakakagalit na makakita ang isang baklang nangmamaliit at nanghahamak, gayong alam natin ang pakiramdam na maliitin at hamakin ng mundo!”
Just like Mela, more netizens thought Justin’s joke was rude.
But there were also a few who defended Justin.
According to them, Justin and Jie-Ann usually engage in this kind of banter.
As netizens exchanged opinions and reactions about Justin’s behavior, “Justin Dizon” made it to Twitter's top trending topics today, December 17.
PBB returned for its ninth season on December 6, 2020.
Its current set of housemates was chosen via the streaming app Kumu.
Justin, dubbed as the “Courageous Cabalen ng Pampanga,” is one of the first two housemates who were introduced on November 30.