“There’s a very attractive girl in the second row, dark and dusky. We’ll maybe put out a wee word out for her.
She’s very attractive looking. Nice, very nice, very slim. The heat’s getting to me.”
These remarks marked the end of Scottish lawmaker Frank McAveety’s post as convener of Holyrood’s Public Petitions Committee. Apparently, the bloke whispered the comment to a fellow official during a committee hearing, referring to a young Pinay who was observing the proceedings. He did not realize that his microphone was still on and that his comment was recorded and broadcasted all over the internet. He resigned shortly after.
What a disaster! And how funny, no?! Buti nga sa kaniya.
It would have been a completely different story had he stuck to his next lines…
“She’s got that Filipino look, you know. The kind you would see in a Gauguin painting. There’s a wee bit of culture.”
I don’t see anything wrong with this last comment. I even think it’s flattering to compare a Pinay to a Gauguin painting. A lot of westerners, especially European men, find Pinays beautiful. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
It only becomes terribly wrong when liking dark and dusky Pinays turns into a perverted sexual fetish and subsequently degrades Filipinas. Because of the McAveetys of the world, Pinays are regarded as easy, lowly women who will submit to men’s sexual fantasies on demand. As seen on BBC…
Well, Mr. McAveety, we are indeed dark, dusky and attractive and much, much more. I you hope you’ve learned your lesson. Next time, before making any lewd remarks, remember to turn off your microphone, okay? 😉
Now, as for the object of your attention… I’m really curious to see what she looks like…
You can see the full report on the incident here.