During the said segment, host Jose Manalo asked the sugod-bahay winner Maria Cristina about her mother's condition, which, according to the latter she had depression.
The veteran comedian-host then fearlessly said on live television: 'Yung depression, gawa-gawa lang ng mga tao iyan. Gawa nila sa sarili nila.'
Moments after, Maine Mendoza made a commendable stand against Joey's statement, saying that depression is not a joke.
But Joey stood his ground, telling everyone: 'Hindi, huwag n'yo suportahan. Gawa-gawa lang nila iyon'
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Here are some of the netizens' reactions:
When a newbie like Maine Mendoza understands more what is depression compared to a veteran, Joey de Leon --Thank you Maine.— NIÑA (@ninstweet) October 5, 2017
I am now a fan.
Props to Maine for making a stand against Joey De Leon's ignorant and insensitive statement against depression— A; (@offofunofficial) October 5, 2017
So much respect to Maine Mendoza for standing up from Joey De Leon's pathetic statement about depression. You go girl. 🙌🏻— Vin Castro (@bincastro19) October 5, 2017
Depression is not “gawa gawa lang” you will never understand until you have it. Stop making an insensitive statement, Joey De Leon.— Charlie Santos (@THELIFEOFCMS) October 5, 2017