The online discussions regarding the show-stopping number by Anne Curtis on “ASAP 18” on Sunday have already shifted from the obvious question of whether or not she was wearing any underwear underneath the high-slit black gown she wore on her production number of Rihanna’s “Diamonds”.
Although many have given their thumbs up to the sizzling song number, not a few people were left wondering if the Movie and Television Review and Classification Board should step in and impose the same sanctions they had imposed on “Party Pilipinas” early this month.
When he first assumed the position of MTRCB chairman last October, Atty. Eugenio “Toto” Villareal told InterAksyon that the regulatory body is very strict when it conducts the post-telecast reviews of live shows. “If there are violations then there will be sanctions but due process is always strictly observed in such cases,” he vowed.
In the case of “Party Pilipinas”, the MTRCB found enough grounds to place the show on a six-month probation following a “sexually charged” dance number on its January 27 broadcast in which Lovi Poe and Rocco Nacino simulated the sex act on a propped-up bed and also while suspended by a mobile harness several feet above the stage.
While Anne Curtis’ number is not exactly in the same league, it was nonetheless quite provocative as she also got drenched in fake rain showers towards the end of the song. All throughout, the birthday girl had her fans wondering if all she had under her gown was her birthday suit.
And for a second after she finished the song — at the 3:19 mark on the YouTube video supplied by ABS-CBN News — the absence of underwear appeared to have been laid bare for all to see… or not.
Many fans believe she did go commando, although at least one Facebook user, Eric John Silva, thought she was wearing “see-through leggings with her stockings on”.
“Daring naman lagi si Anne,” noted Twitter user Mac Chan KARO. Back in 2010, Anne had what fans called a “swimsuit malfunction” that resulted in an equally controversial “nipple slip” in another production number for “ASAP” that took place in Boracay.