October 4, 2007 / Posted by: Michael K
The country of the Philippines is pissed off after Teri Snatcher's character told a lame joke on the season premiere of Desperate Housewives this past Sunday.
The dumbass joke was told to a doctor that suggested Teri had menopause. She said to him, "OK, before we go any further, can I check these diplomas? Just to make sure they aren't, like, from some med school in the Philippines?"
Apparently this made headlines news in the Philippines and medical professionals there have demanded an apology from ABC and the producers.
ABC issued this statement, "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."
"As leaders in broadcast diversity, we are committed to presenting sensitive and respectful images of all communities featured in our programs."
One Filipino-American was quoted as saying, "I had to rewind it over and over again to make sure I heard it right. .I was immediately offended and, really, just hurt. These days, people are supposed to be more sensitive or more aware of what's considered appropriate."
GET OVER IT! The joke wasn't even funny to begin with. It's effin Desperate Housewives!!!!! Nobody takes that shit seriously. I think their boring ass storylines are more offensive than that stupid joke!
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