"Hindi naman kami nagpla-plastikan. Magkaibigan naman talaga kami ni Sweet," says Chokoleit about his relationship with John Lapus in an interview with PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) last night at the Parade of Stars. Two weeks ago in DJ Mo Twister's "Forbidden Questions," John "Sweet" Lapus named Chokoleit as the celebrity who had bad B.O. (body odor).
Although he had already told PEP in an earlier interview that the issue didn't bother him, Chokoleit admits that Sweet's statement has had negative effects.
"I must admit noong una niyang binanggit ‘yong ano [bad body odor], wala lang sa kin kasi it's a private joke," explains the ZsaZsa Zaturnnah Ze Moveeh star. "Then I realized, a private joke should always remain private kasi hindi mage-gets ng tao."
He recounts, "There was this one time in Davao, last Saturday lang, nag-show ako. Lumapit ‘yong babae sa kin, ‘Hey! I heard what John Lapus said to you. I know it's not true. I can tell [na hindi ka mabaho],' sabi pa nung babae. Sa SM Megamall sabi pa nung mga nanay, ‘Chokoleit, Chokoleit, hindi ka naman pala mabaho.'"
He adds, "Doon nag-sink-in sa kin na, ‘Ay ganoon pala epekto.' Sabi ko, ‘Naku, Sweet!' Sabi ko sa kaniya, ‘Parati mong banggitin sa S-Files na ganyan, ganyan, ganyan. Sinabi mo ‘yan, so bawiin mo nang maayos. Nakita mo, ganyan pala epekto.' Kung ako lang, okay lang naman pero ang epekto ‘yon pala."The comedian, addressing Sweet, quips: "‘Hindi ka na naawa sa kin, mukha na nga akong mabaho... tama na ‘yong mukha akong mabaho."