Till I Met You execs summoned by MTRCB over racy Jadine scenes and innuendos

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  • TV watchdog called Till I Met You execs over complaints for racy scenes
  • Scenes included in complaint were Jadine’s sexual encounter inside vehicle and bathtub
  • Other scene complained of included reference to casual sex  

MANILA, Philippines – The Movie and Television Review and Classification Board (MTRCB) has summoned executives and producers of Till I Met You after complaints came in over inappropriate scenes and innuendo involving James Reid and Nadine Lustre.

Summoned to attend the November 10 meeting were directors Antonette Jadaone and Andoy Ranay, executive producer Arnel Nacario and writer Shugo Praico.

In its letter, MTRCB said matters to be taken up include scenes from the October 25, 26, 27 and 28 episodes.

“The 25 October 2016 episode includes a purportedly daring love-making scene inside a motor vehicle, which some audiences found to be unfit for television (despite its “SPG” advisory). As regards the 26 October 2016 episode, we received feedback as to the casual use of the words ‘sex lang ‘yan’ without reference to, or in disregard of, the institution of the marriage,” the MTRCB wrote. “The 27 and 28 October 2016 episodes, upon the other hand, contain allegedly ‘sexual teasing’ as well as more outrightly sexually-charged bath-related scenes (bearing only a “PG [Parental Guidance] advisory)—both of which were found by some audiences as inappropriate for television.”

“With the above, considering that’PG” and “SPG” ratings still admit the reality of having young audiences, the Board shall expect you to present your side at the said conference which shall be before a Committee particulady designated for the matter,” the MTRCB added.

The telenovela is the second time featuring real-life couple Lustre and Reid who are known as “Jadine”. Their first, On the Wings of Love, received rave reviews.