Pinoy Big Brother Otso’s “Funny Fighter ng Quezon City” Banjo Dangalan has initially made quite an impact to the audiences in his first few days inside Kuya’s house due to his funny character. After all, fans are drawn to housemates equipped with sense of humor, PBB’s line of Big Winners in the past years would prove so.
But, in just a few more days after, Banjo’s humor has become a source of controversy inside Bahay ni Kuya. The funny fighter was no longer funny at all, said the female housemates who totally felt offended with Banjo’s green jokes; and awkward antics such as sniffing a girl’s hair.
The series of crude actions and malicious remarks from Banjo pushed Big Brother to grant him a forced eviction; citing several rules violated from the PBB manual.
After getting kicked out of the house, Banjo guested in Tonight With Boy Abunda to clear his side of the story. In the series of events before he evicted, two major issues were thrown at Banjo. The first one is his fetish for smelling someone else’s hair, which the female housemates found awkward and offensive.
Banjo said he really finds a woman’s crowning glory attractive; hence, the habit of touching or smelling the female housemates’ hair. But, according to Banjo, he asks for a female’s permission before doing so.
Apart from this, another major violation that made him cross the line was blurting out vulgar remarks and rape jokes; a mistake he humbly owns up to.
“Huwag po munang magbibitaw ng jokes hangga’t hindi mo pa kilala ‘yung mga taong nasa harapan mo”, Banjo relates when asked about the lesson he picked from the controversy.