Desperate Housewives producers apologize for racial slur

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The network (ABC Studios) and producers of “Desperate Housewives” have issued a statement apologizing for a remark made by actress Teri Hatcher, who plays Susan Mayer, asking during a medical consultation to check “those diplomas because I want to make sure that they’re not from some med school in the Philippines.”

The following is the network’s 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.”

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10 comments on “Desperate Housewives producers apologize for racial slur
  1. Leon Murray says:

    Teri Hatcher is the sexiest cast of Desperate Housewives, i really like this girl~’;

  2. Desperate Flip says:

    The Philippines should get even by producing a sitcom,”Desperate Housemaids” and have Ai ai de las Alas as host. Or make a movie, “Desperate Houseboys” and have Joey Marquez with his super-expensive “walis tingting” take the lead role. Philippines should lace these shows with toilet jokes Filipinos are known for and cater to. (This is the reason why Eat Bulaga is the Philippines’ longest (still getting stronger) TV show.)

    The Philippines should take it from their former president who was convicted of corruption and plunder. He was the brunt of jokes even when he was still in power as college-dropout president – a joke. He is now languishing in his luxurious resthouse serving as his jail – still another joke. His doctor once told him he will apply local anesthesia on his would-be-operated knee. He replied,”to hell with it. Money’s not a problem. Get an imported one from the US.” – still another joke.

    The Philippine Congress and Senate are sitcoms composed of actors and teen-agers. Need we say more!

  3. dylan says:

    For me a broadcasted apology is much better than just a written letter. After all, ang dami daming nanonood ng show nila all over the world…tauly, we filipinos really deserve an apology considering that the america did not make our doctors doctors.

  4. UP College of Medicine! says:

    Asus! DONT GET TOO GENERAL TERI HATCHER! not all filipino doctors are like that…! pinagpaguran namin na makatapos ng pag-aaral without any leakage yan..As if degree holder ba yan si teri hatcher…eh hi-skul nga lang tinapos siguro niyan…ang medicine napakamahal ng kurso eh umabot pa ng pre-med na apat na taon tapos internship tapos board exam pa…Kaya ba yan ni teri hatcher eh DESPERATE lang yan siya yata eh… nag MD at PHD pa ate ko sa university of texas tapos sinasabi niyang ganyan mga pinoy med eh pano yun nangyari..cum laude yata yun.. >-(

  5. gwen says:

    naniniwala ako na andaming mga contract workers na mandurugas.. pero pagdating sa mga doctors and nurses.. sa alam ko, pnakukuha sila ng exam or pnapaaral ulit kahit 1 year lng pag gusto nilang mag practice abroad.. so hindi nila kayang mandaya pag nandun na sila sa abroad..

  6. Imee A. G. says:

    I’m so angry of how this foreigners degrading us but then can’t do anything coz ,come here in Hong Kong and you will see the sample of how our kababayans doing in Wanchai district ,for me never mind if you will tell me this is your job konting pino lang everybody needs money and work to survived but Ineng may gatas pa ang labi mo. They were so young tell you, binabastos na tayo minsan ang masakit in general na ang banat sa atin.

  7. jzec says:

    sa totoo, masakit talaga na ganito na ang pananaw ng buong mundo sa ating mga pinoy! eh kasi naman tayong mga pinoy eh, mas higit pa sa box ng crayon ang kakulayan……. pinoy ay napakakulay grabe! kahit saang sulok ng mundo ay may anomalya! heheheheh actually proud ako ng kunti kasi talented tayong mga pinoy!

    kay susan mayer, yah, your right|! but havent you realized that your destroying our image as filipinos! even those leakages where proved, that where just a small amount of being a filipinos….. we still have a lot of things foreigners have not seen and realized yet! i think it is not impossible that we filipinos can change the whole world! hehehehe!

    yung ibang pinoy naman na mas dinidegrade pa lalo ang pinas: lam nyo, pinahihirapan nyu lang lalo ang pinas! imbes na mangutya kayo sa kapwa pinoy, wag nyo na lang pansinin yan! yung ibang bansa nga ay hindi na pinansin yan at umunlad naman sila. pinoy kasi napakatalino, palaging gingamit ang utak kaya maraming opinion! hindi namn iniisip kung ano ang kinalalabasan!

    jzec of iligan city


    if you want to reply me, just e mail ( me!

  8. papa says:

    mga pinyo kasi kahit sang sulok ng mundo mga mandurugas!


  9. joey deleon says:

    dr mad,

    ikaw ang nakakatawa dahil pinot ka pa man din!


  10. dr mad says:

    as if hindi tooto ??? pinoy talaga, over-acting……
    kung wala lang sanang leakage, e di sana di tau ginawang katatawanan sa buong mundo….
    hay naku….

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