PHILIPPINES GREAT CONTROVERSY

By Eric - 9:39 PM

As I was browsing the net reading blogs, especially the entry of David...I came across in his comment about the recent issues done by two irrisponsible and insensitive individuals....here's what David had said.
Teri Hatcher, Malu Fernandez, and The Daily Show What do they all have in common? All have managed to anger the Filipino community.
Teri Hatcher, an American actress, insulted Philippine medical schools and professionals in a controversial clip from the premiere of ABC’s "Desperate Housewives." Susan Mayer, (played by Teri Hatcher) was consulting a gynecologist and refuses to be examined. She replied: “Okay, before we go any further, can I check those diplomas? Coz I would just like to make sure they are not from some med school in the Philippines.” The Philippine government is now seeking an apology from the American television network ABC and the producers of the hit US television series “Desperate Housewives.” The issue with Malu Fernandez, a Manila Standard Today columnist and contributor to People Asia Magazine, occurred a couple of months back and involved her making degrading and offensive comments towards Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) and Filipinos in general in her infamous People Asia article. Amongst the animosity and death threats from upset Filipinos, it did not take long before she resigned. And most recently, the American satirical television program “The Daily Show” made a bad and tasteless joke towards Filipinos in their skit “Is America Ready for a Woman President?" They had former Philippine President Corazon Aquino labeled as a slut. Officials and citizens called for a public apology for the insulting portrayal. What is the lesson? Perhaps mothers no longer teach this to their children, but the lesson is simple. “If you have nothing nice to say, then don’t say anything at all.” David is right....if you have nothing to say then,,you better shut your mouth...or hire the Black Eyed Peas to sing their song " Shut Up". Not only that,a site owned by a Filipino Bisaya OFW, commented:To think that the paper itself is titled the Manila Standard Today, begs the question as to what kind of standards they are upholding. Indeed with such an article that was written by Malu Fernandez, The Manila Standard Today should have stepped up to the plate and fired Malu Fernandez. People Asia Magazine should never have ran that article as well. In what will turn out to be yet another defining moment in this blogger’s short-lived career, I will again take another stand. This time, I hope that many of our readers will take this to task and spread the word. Just like the spreading of Malu Fernandez’s hateful article has occurred, let us spread one voice to combat such bigotry and intolerance in our nation. I am proposing, effective immediately, the forced resignation of Malu Fernandez, a worthy apology from her, as well The Manila Standard Today and People Asia, and until this occurs, we should all move for a boycott on The Manila Standard Today as well as People Asia Magazine. (Note: this specific post is going to act as a temporary signature campaign, all those who wish to take part, leave a simple comment, with your name and email, and consider yourself as having made a stand.) Email your friends, leave a comment in this section, tell family members, write a blog post, and spread the word, that this boycott is to be nationwide, and that no one should buy The Manila Standard Today until they fire Malu Fernandez and make a proper statement of apology. Just as Senator Ninoy Aquino died in order for our country to prosper against such intolerance and oppression, we too should not let our guard down even to a wannabe writer such as Malu Fernandez. To view the videos of Malu Fernandez and Teri Hatcher just watch them click them here:
1.Desperate HOusewives
2.Malu Fernandez Some of the blogs and sites where you can find their comments,pls visit them at the following site below:
1.Selvo
2.Bryan Boy
3.Armarcos

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