Teri Hatcher Against the Philippines

Posted on October 3, 2007 at 19:52 Down the Drain

I was falling in line for dinner when TV Patrol started. The first news on their list was about this actress named Teri Hatcher which stars in the U.S. TV show “Desperate Housewives”. I never really knew her before or even watched a single episode of the show, and I never thought I would know her this way.

(Scene: Susan Mayer talking to her doctor – 09/30/07)

Doctor: I know for a lot of women the word menopause has negative connotations. They hear, uhm, aging, brittle bones, uh, loss of sexual desire..

Susan Mayer: Okay before we go any further, can I check those diplomas ’cause I would just like to make sure that they’re not from some med school in the Philippines.

Now how ’bout that. I don’t know what was up with the scriptwriter for that episode to use the name of our country (or any other country for that matter) that way. It’s such an insult to the Filipinos. The Filipino community in the U.S. had to react, of course. Who wouldn’t? An insult of their beloved nation has just been thrown on national television! The world may have not known about what we’re truly capable of doing of yet, but we know ourselves that we can do better like any other country out there. We have the number of good exports to other countries. We could even be considered as the country with the greatest export workers. And think about being “hospitable”. This is just ridiculous – another plain issue of racism. The scriptwriter should have used “Antarctica” instead. That’d have no conflict at all. A public apology from ABC is being demanded, and I believe it should be done.


  1. gravatar.com lyza
    October 3, 2007 at 20:08

    You blog fast. LoL. I was just heard the news awhile ago and it’s posted here 😀 anyway, I agree it’s an insult! The scriptwriter screw everything D; Oh well, if they will insult us more, let them and our med. students will show them that they are wrong!


  2. gravatar.com aencille
    October 4, 2007 at 00:31

    yea. i agree with lyza. anyway, i’ve read in a blog(michelle something’s blog) that it’s only a joke and we should get over it. SRSLY. It’s not a joke. They destroyed the reputation of Filipino doctors!

    *sigh* Now they call us with no breeding. Who acts like a troglodyte now.


  3. gravatar.com Millie
    October 4, 2007 at 05:12

    I am an American, and even though Teri (the actress, came out in spider man tv show) was only reading lines, she should of objected to doing that unless they changed the country, or just remove it, I totally think its wrong to talk about a country like that and ABC should apologize.

    I’m sorry that anyone from your country is offended not everyone is like that in America, but an apology is in order.


  4. gravatar.com Crystal
    October 4, 2007 at 15:27

    I would be offended too! That’s television for ya, they think they can do and say whatever they want.


  5. gravatar.com Leihs
    October 4, 2007 at 16:50

    That line about med school in the Philippines? Totes unnecessary. It was obviously meant to be funny but wound up insulting.

    Poor Teri, she was just doing her job. But really, she should have done something about it or something. My twin sister quite likes her.

    Anyway, ABC has apologized. =]


  6. gravatar.com xiAn
    October 5, 2007 at 17:09

    WOOT— we’ve been discriminated not only once but a thousand times!!! LOL! THIS IS REALLY NOT ACCEPTABLE!!! LIEK DURRHH!!!


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