Filipinos in UK want BBC’s apology for racist skit on Harry and Paul

Filipinos in the United Kingdom condemned a BBC sketch comedy for airing a skit that is considered demeaning to Filipino domestic helpers.

BBC's Harry and Paul domestic helper skit

The assailed skit, aired in the September 26 episode of “Harry and Paul,” showed comedian Harry Enfield telling a postman that he is ordering his Filipino maid to mate with his friend Paul Whitehouse.

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Filipino leaders denounced the comedy act as racist and said it promotes sexual exploitation and demeans the image of Pinay domestic helpers.

Other Filipinos in the UK said the BBC comedy scene was even worse than the episode of American TV series “Desperate Housewives”, which questioned the ability of Filipino medical graduates.