Monday, April 5, 2010

American comedian bashes Pacquiao, Filipinos.

I was really pissed off this morning when I saw a video and a news article about an American comedian who let out disparaging remarks against Manny Pacquiao and the Filipinos in general in a podcast. The comedian’s name, Adam Carolla, doesn’t ring a bell but his comments are downright offensive and ignorant.

For those of you who haven’t heard about this, the comedian who by the way is not at all funny, attacked Pacquiao for refusing to undergo the Olympic-style blood testing, which was demanded by Floyd Mayweather.

Check out some of his comments from his podcast below. If it is not offensive or discriminatory then I don’t know what is:

“Because he's from the Philippines and because he’s prayin’ to chicken bones and stuff like that, everyone’s kinda like, ‘Well you gotta respect him for his belief system.' No you don't. He’s a f****n’ idiot.”

“Here's how you know your country doesn’t have a lot going for it—when everything is about Manny Pacquiao,” he went on. “Get a f****n’ life as a country, all you’ve f****n’ got is this illiterate guy who won't give up blood who happens to smash other guys in the head better than other people, that's all you have as the Philippines?”

“Really, you want some guy with brain damage running your country? Why don't you get your sh*t together?”

“They got this and sex tours, that's all they have over there. Get your sh*t together Philippines. Jesus Christ. I mean, again, it's fine to be proud of your countrymen. But that's it? That's all you got?”

This guy doesn’t know what he’s talking about. He clearly doesn’t know anything about the Philippines and the Filipinos. Most Filipino's are smart hard working people. Thinking that all these remarks are funny is just like saying it's alright to insult others.

He may be a fan of Mayweather or he may have hated Pacquiao so much but to attack our rich culture and the Filipino as a nation is uncalled for. It isn’t funny.

Yes, we are in poverty. Yes, we celebrated every time Manny Pacquiao wins not because we don’t have a life but because we are proud of his accomplishments because no one in this lifetime can equal what he has achieved so far. But that is not all. At the end of the day, ordinary Filipinos are working hard as much as other people in the world just to live decent lives.

Pacquaio may have been an idiot for running as a congressman but not all Filipinos are dumb. Had he checked his facts, he may have learned that Pacquiao already ran for office before and lost. Filipino's are smarter than you give them credit for.

I just hate the idea that people who never heard or been to Philippines will believe this lunatic and the impression that our country is only about prostitution and poverty.

Clearly, this guy just wants his fifteen minutes of fame. But you know what will be really funny? Having this guy Carolla on a boxing match with Manny Pacquiao? I’m sure he will not last  fifteen seconds… Now, that will be funny.

If you want to watch the video, here is the link:

1 comment:

Bingkee said...

Don't worry , he's just an ignorant douchebag.....who's trying to gain fame (via 15 minute fame) because his colleague, Jimmy Kimmel is more famous than he is , and Carolla is still a flop.


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