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03 October 2007 @ 09:31 pm
Okay. Desperate Housewives just became my least favorite show a few minutes ago. I never thought that I would hear such a stupid and degrading remark about the Philippines in this show... I should have known better. I am not over reacting. Laugh all you want.

So Teri Hatcher's character says this after being told that she might be experiencing menopause or something:
"Okay, before going further, can I check these diplomas cause I would just like to make sure that they’re not from some med school in the Philippines.

Now, if you're not from the Philippines you might have found this funny, amusing or lame. I know this line was written for humor but well... Don't you think it's a bit harsh? I have never felt so insulted in my entire life. Aside from the fact that I'm a Filipino and that I'm currently residing in the Philippines, I go to a med school, darn it! What does that make me? I was planning to work abroad after graduating but upon knowing this I don't think I still want to do that seeing as to how we are discriminated and looked down upon. So yeah, no thanks... and if you guys didn't know, our country supplies most of the nurses in the Sates. And some of the best doctors there graduated from med schools here. Sheesh.

There. I said it. I feel better now. I don't care if the grammar and spelling is all topsy turvy... It makes the entry more genuine. Genuinely angry. Oh, well.
Feeling: pissed offpissed off
Bethy J: HERMIE - suxxors trollbethyj on October 3rd, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
I could definitely see how that would be very insulting and don't blame you for being upset at all. Especially since shows made in the states make remarks like that to get laughs all the time, without really thinking about how or who they are insulting. They do it so casually, which I think would make it all that much more insulting due to their ignorance.

Izza: rantbedpotato on October 3rd, 2007 04:13 pm (UTC)
Oh my goodness, I heard that on the news and I was all WTF?!?! I don't watch the show, and now I never will. What an incredibly stupid thing to say. Our med schools are uber competent, thank you very much. Fuck the scriptwriters. They don't know what they're talking about.
Jayteedoctor_meowzie on October 4th, 2007 08:42 am (UTC)
Apparently that idiot of a writer needs to get his perception checked. I saw the video too. If they think that you guys, who are enrolled in a medical course, aren't quite reliable in your career, it's more probable that those guys don't realize how awful the lack of morals in their shows are and are therefore more endangered in getting their bottoms kicked out of the job.

Maaaahhh. SRSLY. O_O
Tara: legaspchocoholic_0721 on October 14th, 2007 05:01 am (UTC)

Especially since we're in the medical field, too (sort of). Stupid things cracking jokes about our country.

Ungrateful, I say! :|
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