October 04, 2007

We asked for it, we got it (Update: The Daily Show)

ABC apologizes for slur vs Pinoys

"The producers of 'Desperate Housewives' and ABC Studios offer our sincere apologies for any offense caused by the brief reference in the season premiere. There was no intent to disparage the integrity of any aspect of the medical community in the Philippines," the statement said.

"As leaders in broadcast diversity, we are committed to presenting sensitive and respectful images of all communities featured in our programs," it concluded.

Read on at Desperate apology from ABC.

Maybe they should post the apology on their web site noh?

UPDATE: Look guys, if you're gonna send your comments to ABC or YouTube re: the Desperate Housewives episode, pls. keep your own racist comments about Americans to yourselves. It pains me to read all your angry messages about how Americans are this and that, you're equally bad as the writers of the show! And pls. check your grammar before posting anything! We don't want to look like sore uneducated api asses out there.

And can you try to separate Teri Hatcher's real life from her character Susan Meyer in the show? Ngayon lang 'yan sumikat ulit, anoh? She probably wouldn't know a good script from a bad one if her life depended on it. So get a grip!

Btw someone else is trying to equate this issue of the Desperate Housewives Pinoy slur to a recent segment of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart where a photo supposedly of former President Cory Aquino was stamped with the word "slut." The segment was about female heads of state and if the U.S. was ready for one. (I haven't seen the said episode but I watch the show almost every night on Jack TV or on CNN so I know his kind of humor.)

Now unlike Desperate Housewives, which is a drama, The Daily Show is political satire/comedy. Stewart makes fun of everybody, even their own US President, calling him even worse names than "slut." But Americans are not pikon when it comes to this kind of comedy. Even those people who have been hit by Stewart or David Letterman, Conan O'Brien, or Jay Leno still guest on their shows. Kasi they know it's all in good fun.

I actually wish we had an intelligent show here in the Philippines like The Daily Show because our politicians need to see how silly they can be. I can think of a description or two about JDV3's Presidentita GMA. (Someone pls revive the brilliant Sic O'Clock News?) So tama na, pwede ba? Kumita na 'yang tactic nyo sa Housewives. Leave Jon Stewart alone!


OH hey! La Salle vs UE today at the UAAP games. You know which team I'll be rooting for!

Oh darn. Bangko Sentral Monetary Board meeting on policy rates also today! Choices, choices.

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