Thursday, October 4, 2007

Desperate Susan and Her Racial Slur

Hey there Zar,

How are you too? The chicken burrito looks yum! I can't wait to eat a piece (or more). Perhaps you could share the recipe? hint-hint. By now, you've known about Teri Hatcher's uncalled for dialog in Desperate Housewives. Yeah, the same dialog which caused an uproar amongst Pinoys here and overseas. Eventhough the people behind the network have been apologetic, I can only say that it was such "an irresponsible act to disguise creative genius". Well, that's just my thinking. So sue me!

I've always thought that really good Hollywood (or home-grown) actors (even 40-somethings-making-a-comeback) are smart enough to research on their scenes beforehand. Why is it that a supposedly sexy (well?), smart (huh?), classy (hmmm?) Hollywood actress got away with it? Somehow, not entirely. Pinoys are proud beacons of good genes, talents, skills, hard work, perseverance, loyalty, honesty, patience. Even taking on the responsibility of taking care of others all over the world. In case they don't know, the EXECUTIVE CHEF for the White House (yep, she cooks for the First Family there) is a Pinoy. And Chef Cris holds the distinction of being the only Filipina with such an esteemed post in the US' White House.

We don't deserve this treatment from anyone, you know. Paninira para kumita at para mag-rate ang show? Total crap.

Excerpts: Associated Press
LOS ANGELES - A scene in TV's "Desperate Housewives" that used Philippine medical education for a punchline prompted angry calls from viewers, an online petition demanding an apology and criticism from Philippine officials.

In the season premiere that aired Sunday on ABC, Teri Hatcher's character, Susan, goes in for a medical checkup and is shocked when the doctor suggests she may be going through menopause.

"Listen, Susan, I know for a lot of women the word `menopause'" has negative connotations. You hear `aging,' `brittle bones,' `loss of sexual desire,'" the gynecologist tells her.

"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?" Susan fires back.

PS. In my book, that was so KAKAINIS. Don't blame me when I say that I don't really like Desperate Housewives, hehehe.

Enjoy the rest of your day.
Sam ini