Readers Comment on Race in the Philippines
Good gosh almighty Mr Bugler, you MUST be kidding...not hiring one or two indigenous actors is the LEAST of their problems...millions are going to sleep hungry...all the incredible garbage that goes on in the PHILS and you seize on actors in blackface? American political correctness in the TV industry is their lowest priority...this ain't Berkeley...did you protest when Filipina actress Lea Salonga played a Vietnamese gal in Miss Saigon?
From the Bugle: An Asian portraying another Asian is not of the same magnitude as painting one up in blackface to portray another race. Let us not confuse Race with Ethnicity.
Race in the Philippines. Good point, Bugle. Take it a step further. How many persons of color are serving as Mayors, congressmen or senators here?
From the Bugle: Good point, We agree
The noon time shows in the Philippines are a national disgrace. The concept of all these shows is to mock and humiliate the poor. This was most obvious when Willing Willie had a poor sobbing little boy "sexy dance" for a few pesos to help his family. Willie was kicked off the air but was back on the air not long afterward and the rest of the shows do the same thing. In the United States, the poor are mocked because they act like idiots on shows like Jerry Springer but they are doing that for fun. In the Philippines, the poor are being mocked because they need the few pesos the shows pay for the chance to humiliate them.