October 13, 2007 / Posted by: Michael K
Some Filipino medical professionals are still majorly pissed off at ABC for the "joke" Teri Snatcher's character made on Desperate Housewives a couple of weeks ago. Teri's dumb dumb character told a doctor that she needed to check his diplomas just in case they didn't come "from some med school in the Philippines." Some believe this was a racial slur against Filipinos.
ABC issued a statement of apology after the Philippine embassy sent a letter of protest to the network. The embassy claims they still have not received an official apology from ABC. In their statement ABC said they didn't mean to offend and blah…blah…blah…blah…
Well, that isn't enough for some Filipino organization. A U.S.-based national organization of Filipinos and Filipino Americans will file a $500 Million class action lawsuit against ABC in California. They claim that Filipino medical professionals are losing money and patients due to the "slur" made by Snatcher's character.
A Filipino lawyer said, “What’s important here is that this is sending a message to the other producers, the other stations that if you do this, this is what’s going to happen."
ABC is apparently in talks with the organization about creating more jobs for Filipino Americans and how to take action regarding the grievances of the Filipino American community.
Fire TERI and get it over with! I blame her!
Seriously, a fictional character said. Not only a fictional character, but a ditzy, stupid bitch of a fictional character. My doctor is Filipino and after watching Teri's dumb ass, I didn't suddenly pick up the phone and cancel my appointments with him. Well, I can't anyway because he knows a lot of nasty shit about me.
Fictional characters make cracks about that shit all the time. I mean Karen Walker on Will & Grace was offensive to just about every group out there and we all knew it was a joke!
Source: New America Media
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