October 3rd, 2007
Conan O’Brien had a segment on his show called “Conan Hates My Homeland” where he goes through names of countries alphabetically and insults them one by one. I admit, Conan O’Brien, no matter how crass and senseless he is, is my favorite late night talk show host. Anyway, you might be curious what he had to say about the Philippines.
He said: “Philippines – Mi casa es su landfill.”
I wonder why no one made an issue out of it. What makes it different from the Desperate Housewives episode? Perhaps I was the only one watching?
Let’s stop bitching about what Teri Hatcher said and look at ourselves. In one way or another, we’re all racists. We all have our own prejudices. We just don’t say them out loud. So stop all that talk about boycotting the show just because the writer was desperately trying to be witty. We got more important things to do than go up in arms over something as silly as this. Sure it was kind of annoying. But come on, we all know that Filipino doctors are among the best in the world! And honestly, I’ve just about had enough with the controversies. We’re already acting like our dear Senators who love to investigate scandals “in aid of legislation”. In the same way that we’d like them to tackle the more important issues plaguing our country, how about we stop whining and get back to blogging?
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