Philippine Government Pissed-Off At Desperate Housewives

October 4, 2007 at 2:42 am Leave a comment

Okay, as a general rule I try to avoid television. And as a concrete rule I avoid Desperate Housewives type programming. But apparently Teri Hatcher (used to be hot, then turned into a shoe) plays a character named Susan Mayer who was talking to a gynecologist about herpes or something, i’m not sure what… but anyway… The Daily Tribune (of the aforementioned Philippines) quotes Desperate Housewives:

“They hear aging, brittle bones, loss of sexual drive…,” said the doctor who was cut midway by Mayer.

Mayer said: “Okay before we go any further, can I check those diplomas because I want to make sure that they’re not from some med school in the Philippines.”

Now, I know what you’re thinking, “Big, Freakin’ Whoopedeedoo”. I concur.

The Daily Tribune then goes on to quote Department of Foreign Affairs spokesman Claro Cristobal who is quoting Philippine Consul-General to Los Angeles Mary Jo Bernardo Aragon:

“The Philippine medical profession is highly regarded all over the world as evidenced by high demand of Filipino healthcare professionals in many countries, including the US.”

Now, this may or may not be true. I do not know, neither do I care. Now let me tell you about my big but.

BUT,

If it is true then you should really have nothing to worry about, so stop crying.

The Daily Tribune continues:

Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita, for his part, also yesterday said the government will ask for an apology because what happened was a clear case of “racial slur” against Filipino professionals.

“Yes, I think we should in behalf of our Filipino professionals. That’s a racial slur. We are being belittled. Our professionals have proved themselves enough here and abroad…I think we have to criticize it, their attention can be called,” he noted.

The Palace official, however, stressed the development does not reflect the impression of the US government on Filipino professionals.

“I don’t think it is reflective of the attitude of the US government,” Ermita said.

Well, I would say that it is more of a slur against Philippines Medical Universities than it is against their “race”, but whatever…

Also, why did the US government even come up in this discussion? Does Mr. Ermita think that US programming is ran by the government? Again, whatever…

Desperate Housewives racial slur irks RP gov’t

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