Thursday, May 21, 2009

do you hear me one republic?

hollywood actor and 30 rock mainstay alec baldwin has finally apologised.

it can be recalled that the actor triggered an avalanche of protests from filipinos worldwide who found his "mail-order bride" joke during an interview on the late night show hosted by david letterman totally offensive.

alec posted a blog on the huffington post to apologize for his joke.

here's a portion of the text:

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.

Such anger and frustration about the issue of sex trafficking is understandable. The Philippines has suffered significant problems with the issue of sex trafficking and I would like to turn your attention to the work of an organization called Love146 that my brother Stephen educated me about. Visit their website at www.love146.org and learn of the important work that is being done, in various regions of the world, by Rob Morris and his co-founders and staff...

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with this apology, bong revilla et al can now focus all their time and energy on their investigation on the alleged hayden kho - katrina halili sex videos. no apologies necessary. lol, wait, let me emphasize it, LOL!!!

3 comments:

antonio said...

here we go again! most pinoys are easily get distracted with showbiz comments. ningas cogon lang naman. plus the persons who use the issue in manila tend to be hypocrites anyway, lol. but you have to love the motherland, that's all what we have. am coming home to see you again, he, he. maski matraffic, masikip, maputik, mainit, etc. (sabi nila), wala pa ring sasarap sa sariling bayan! mabuhay philippines!

Anonymous said...

I hope he issued this apology not out of fear of being beaten up - read about Bong Revilla's threat to beat him up...

-S

Anonymous said...

-S, you are so funny! lol...

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