Philippines

Alec Baldwin’s Apology

The actor Alec Baldwin recently made degrading remarks about Pinays by saying he wants to get a “Filipino mail order bride” in order to have more children.  This of course prompted violent reactions from various individuals including a senator who promised to “punch him in the face” should he make the grave mistake of visiting the Philippines. Wala, nakakatawa lang…

Here’s Baldwin’s apology:

I’d like to offer an apology and a clarification to remarks I made recently. While on the David Letterman program, I joked that I might need a “mail-order bride” to achieve the goal of having more children in my life. I believe that most people understood that this was a joke and took it as such. (A dated reference, no doubt, and another sign of my advancing age.) However, I do apologize to anyone who took offense. The comments of some Philippine government officials come as no surprise to me, either. Even the one by a former action film star-turned-Senator who beckoned me to come to the Philippines so he could “beat” me over my comment. (read more)

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