Comedienne Tart Carlos claimed that a certain TV network is allegedly making an effort to "save" its roster of talents who are allegedly into illegal drug use.
During her guest appearance in Good Times With Mo's October 12 episode, Mo Twister revealed that Tart knows about an unnamed TV network's alleged text blast, informing its artists that there's a way to make sure the drug test result will be negative.
Mo summed it up, "Tart said this prior to the show... You were saying that a network texted all of their artists and said, 'Huy, if you're doing drugs, tell us.
"Because we're in that random drug testing, tell us.
"So that when the test comes around, you will not be in trouble. You won't test positive because our doctors will tell you how to test negative.'
"Is that right? More or less?"
A bit hesitant to speak about the issue, Tart replied, "More or less..."
The DJ/host said he understands that it may be the TV network's way of protecting its talents, especially the "A-list celebrities."
He elaborated, "That's what I think is happening. Not just with network TV, but with businesses where the employees mean more than the business...
"Celebrities, or at least the entertainment industry, run on the popularity of the people that they build up. So that's really important.
"That if they sent text messages to all their artists, 'Hey, if you're doing drugs, tell us. Not because you're gonna get fired, but because we're gonna tell our doctors to tell you how you can go ahead and pass the random drug test when the random drug test comes around.'
"That's like, 'Wow, we value our employees so much that we can't have this sh*t happen.
"Plus it's really a black eye in the network if one of their big-time artists, in fact, tests positive. The brand is f***ed."
Tart then stated that she has doubts about the drug test results of certain celebrities.
"I can see some na nilabas nila talagang negative sila, pero I know that they should be positive. May mga ganun...
"Minsan na-OA-yan ako. Talaga ba? Naturuan na ba? May pinagawa na ba? Minsan unbelievable.
"Pero when I saw the text one time, sabi ko e siguro ito na yung pinaka-lifesaver nila. The network takes care of you, and you will take care of your career."
Mo agreed, claiming that that there's a "pretty high number" of celebrities who are allegedly involved in drugs.
"You're right. I've seen some articles, 'He test negative.' P******** negative 'yan? Nagbebenta nga iyan [expletive] na iyan. Like, I know that guy goes well beyond casual use, well beyond casual use."
Mo concluded that it all boils down to vested interest.
"Everybody's got an interest in this. That if you get caught, we're f***ed, you're f***ed. Your career is over, and we have to do damage control.
"And we don't wanna deal with that s**t."
For the record, Mo and Tart agreed not to name names during their discussion.
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) had sent text messages to the TV networks, inquiring about their directive, if any, or participation in the drug testing of their artists.