Alec Baldwin makes comment that offends Filipino’s

alec baldwin angers filipinos

"I’m thinking about getting a Filipino mail-order bride at this point…or a Russian one."

A comment made on David Letterman’s show created an outrage angry Philippine Senator Ramon Ravilla said was an "arrogant" remark, and was "insensitive and uncalled for," and insulted millions of his fellow citizens. Ravilla says Baldwin’s words have elicited an angry nationwide response, and that the actor better keep his distance.

The context of the “joke” made on the show may be a raw nerve and said in bad taste. But at the same time from personal experience so many women ask me about finding a foreign husband. With around 10 million OFW’s abroad looking for a better life and thousands of women marrying foreigners not only from Western countries but within Asia with many just seeking a better life. I think that the “outrage” should have actually been looked into more of the fact that there are a lot of problems that are forcing people to look further a field for a future. Currently the issues are ignored and the brain drain in the Philippines can only carry on for so long until its unsustainable. It’s not just doctors that leave the Philippines but entire medical teams for better jobs and standards of living. Create too small a skeleton staff you end up with not enough senior people capable of training others.

Yes I know this isn’t a recent video but it was down to the fact I was chatting with a friend Kento about the issue and just wanted peoples feedback on what they think.

4 comments for “Alec Baldwin makes comment that offends Filipino’s

  1. Tropicalpenpals
    July 20, 2010 at 1:30 pm

    I agree with you… on top of that there are a lot of things in the Philippines that do need addressing a lot more seriously that do get ignored. The racism things is something faced everyday in the Philippines as an outsider.. the “hey joe! you give me money” is a statement you will find off many kids which is a mix of assuming I am American and also that people are so used to getting money off foreigners that its expected.
    Im not American by the way.. and I think the NGO's here do more damage than good.

  2. WC
    July 20, 2010 at 9:24 am

    I think people are too sensitive these days. He obviously meant it as a joke an not as a disrespectful remark. I think people should just relax a little and not try to interpret every little thing that everyone says. Not everyone is out to get you.

  3. July 21, 2010 at 1:00 am

    Before they complain they should put their own house in order. The Philippines has to be the most racist country I have ever been to. From shouting names at you in the provinces, making remarks in a stupid American accent, over charging you to thinking you are a meal ticket for them just because of your race. Until they stop doing them things they have no right to complain.
    They are even Racist to people that come from other parts of the Philippines.

    • Judecostan74
      November 5, 2010 at 11:55 pm

      racism happens everywhere, even in your own backyard.. even in the most “urbanized” places,,,,, its just part of being human,,,but if people are LEARNED and taught the correct values, they will never call you joe or making remarks at you.. I’m from the Philippines particularly from the Northern Luzon here in the cordillera… we often ride with foreigners on the bus going to Sagada and it’s not a big deal having them as tourists…. are you sure foreigners are being overcharge here??? i don’t think so,,, its not because you are white that you make more money…… hey there are a lot of beggars even in rich countries just like yours…. I remember my neighbor complaining when she went to have her vacation in one of the Rich country in Europe saying that one of the stores overcharge her in paying the bread… I would just like to reiterate brother that overcharging of tourists or foreigner does not only happen my country but it happen all over the world