Housemate Justin Dizon bid goodbye to his fellow housemates after he was evicted in the ongoing season of Pinoy Big Brother.
Justin is the first evictee in the PBB Connect Edition after he got more votes to evict than votes to save among other nominees Mika Pajares and Aizyl Tandugon.
So far Justin is the most controversial in this batch after he joked about his housemate not taking daily baths. He has apologized to fellow housemate Jie-Ann Armero when he realized his mistake.
“I really lacked understanding na we don’t live in the same house. If ever you felt offended with those jokes, I wanna say sorry. I forgot to realize na iba tayo ng environment. I wanna say sorry because they were insensitive. I’ll try my best to be more sensitive with how you feel,” Justin told Jie-Ann.
Justin also shared with Big Brother that he had a quick introspection. “It’s still a responsibility to accept your mistake and learn something about it. Apologize and magkaroon ka ng character development,” he explained.
On the Dec. 18 episode, Justin approached Jie-Ann who was being comforted by other housemates after she was seen feeling down. The “Kwelang Fangirl ng Sarangani” then explained why she isn’t used to taking daily baths as her family needs to save water in their home.
Jie-Ann already shared with Kuya that they have to buy clean water in their province in Sarangani. Justin and the other housemates then apologized to Jie-Ann as they didn’t think about her situation before.
Justin and Jie-Ann became a hot topic recently after a clip in a “PBB Connect” livestream went viral where netizens saw Justin say hurtful remarks to Jie-Ann in relation to her bathing habits.
After Big Brother talked to the housemates, he also emphasized the importance of respect and understanding. He said that more than hoping that the housemates will develop a closer bond, he hopes that they will learn to respect and understand each other because they grew up with different backgrounds and struggles.
“Tinipon ko kayo rito sa aking bahay na may iba’t ibang pinangalingan, kultura, tradisyon sa pamumuhay, ugaling kinagisnan, at pang araw-araw na pinagdaraanan. Sa nangyaring ito, hangad ko na hindi lang na mas makilala pa ninyo ang isa’t isa, kundi ang igalang niyo rin ang pagkakaiba ng bawat isa at matutong rumespeto at umunawa dahil kayo ay magkakaiba ng pinagdaraanan. Sa ganitong paraan, mas titibay ang inyong samahan.”