- PBB housemate Justin Dizon became a trending topic on social media as netizens called him out for his rude remark
- Justin told a fellow housemate Jie-Ann Armero that she is dirty because she doesn’t take regular baths
- Jie-Ann, who hails from Sarangani explained that they have water scarcity in their hometown so she isn’t used to taking baths daily
Pinoy Big Brother Justin Dizon trended on social media after netizens were angered over a snide remark he made towards a fellow housemate.
Netizens couldn’t help but be frustrated over Justin’s “rude remark” towards fellow housemate Jie-Ann Armero. In the footage shared online, Justin was exchanging banter with Jie-Ann, who admitted she is not used to taking a bath daily.
Jie-Ann just got out of the bath with a towel wrapped around her hair. Justin, who has just finished washing his hands, called Jie-Ann and wiped it on her towel.
Jie-Ann was unbothered with the act and said, “Wala akong pakialam, sanay na ako sa ganyan.” Justin made a face and remarked, “Really? Sabagay, marumi ka nga pala.”
In an interview with Jie-Ann, she explained that she is not used to taking regular baths. The housemate from Sarangani, shared with Kuya that their hometown suffers from water shortage. To be able for them to have clean water, they have to purchase it for P12 per container. Since their family only has three containers and because it is costly, Jie-Ann has no choice but to skip baths to save water.
Justin’s remark didn’t sit well with netizens online who called him for being rude and arrogant. The discussion also turned into a social issue as netizens called out government officials for not providing basic needs such as enough water in rural places like Jie-Ann’s hometown.
A netizen tweeted, “You really know that miss Justin dizon haven’t experienced this type of scarcity on resources as basic as water before. A lesson for everyone that privatization of basic commodities should also be criticized lalo na sa mga rural areas kasi may ganito siyang impact sa kanila.”