Till I Met You producers say controversial love scene was "taken out of context"
Producers said the JaDine scene was meant to teach a lesson.
(SPOT.ph) The producers behind ABS-CBN's Till I Met You have come to the defense of a controversial love scene that involved its stars, James Reid and Nadine Lustre, in the backseat of a car. The reaction from audiences led the MTRCB to summon the show's producers for a dialogue on November 10.
In a statement, TIMY producers clarified that prior to the airing of the October 25 episode, they had sent a letter to the MTRCB informing them of the "sensitive material" that would warrant an SPG rating.
The statement also said that viewers may have missed the lesson behind the scene. "The intent of the episode to show certain sensitive scenes was to make viewers aware not only of the consequences of young and reckless love but also how impulsive acts of this kind of love occur in real life," it said. "There are lessons to be learned where decisions are made on impulse. We hope that the program will be appreciated in its entirety and some scenes not taken out of context."
On Friday, November 4, MTRCB Chair Toto Villareal denied any censorship, saying the dialogue was just a way for the board to hear the side of the show. "It is important for us to always get the side of the program, because any program is a stakeholder in this industry. We value its word on the matter," he told PEP.ph.