THE RESPONSIBILITY OF AIRING A SHOW ( Desperate Wive Case)

Philippines
October 4, 2007 7:45pm CST
This is in connection with the airing of DESPERATE WIVES and the racial slur on the September 30 episode if I am to believed discriminating Philippine Medical Schools. There was an apology made..but I beleived a public apology is not enough unless a corrective action had been done that we may say that they are really sorry.. I was able to see the episode..but In my personal view the insertion of that dialogue was deliberately done which is not in connection with how the script was on going.. In you own view, DO YOU THINK THAT PRODUCERS, ACTORS , WRITERS AND EVERY BODY CONNECTED MUST HAVE THE RESPONSIBILITY IN PRESENTING A SHOW IF IT COULD HARM OR NOT...
4 responses
@raychill (6530)
• United States
5 Oct 07
I'm already more tired of reading about this than I am about Britney Spears. I think part of the problem was that it was a joke that some people did not seem to understand. The thing is, as I've said to many other people with similar discussions, when one becomes a citizen of the United States of America, they sort of get a new life. What this means is that if you were a scientist in your previous country... or a doctor.. or whatever it was that you were in your country, when You come to America and become a citizen... all of those credentials become invalid. You must earn your degrees to be a doctor from American schools. I don't make the laws and I'm not saying it's right, but that's just how it is! Many MANY shows and movies have made jokes about this in the past. About the fact that your credentials earned as a citizen of another country are no longer valid when you become a citizen of America! I don't know why THIS particular incident has become a big deal, I guess people just didn't catch all of the other movies and tv shows that have said similar. You want an example? House on tuesday night. One of his applicants for the job was talking about how she had to become an intern because she was a doctor in her country and it was no longer valid now that she's in America. I'm sure it's on youtube...I can't quote it exactly, but anyway this isn't a new phenomenon. There's nothing new about it. TV can't take it back. You won't accept their apology. What more do you want? I mean, I understand that you and others were offended, but TV has offended EVERYONE at some point or another. People offend people. It's a part of the circle of life. It's not right, but sometimes you've just got accept things and move on.
2 people like this
• United States
5 Oct 07
Very well said RayChill! Bay xx
• Canada
5 Oct 07
Very well said! I think the biggest thing now a days is that people have forgotten to laugh at themselves. It's like everyone is looking for a fight. It sure is taking the fun our of everything!
1 person likes this
@raychill (6530)
• United States
5 Oct 07
Thanks to both of you.
1 person likes this
@josh33 (120)
• India
5 Oct 07
yes. all the ppl involves have the responsibility.
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
Any way a class suit had been filed in US by the institutions that had been offended ....I think this will speak that when there is wrong doing..we stand up to fight for the right or else if not.. you'll be forever be stepped upon by your own principles...
• United States
18 Oct 07
What?? lol and how many individual medical schools in the Philippines did they mention by name? How can anyone do that? That it just taking it too far! Get over it! Your living in a 3rd world country where poverty and economic growth is limited, that is not ABC's fault or Teri Hatcher's. I think if anyone should be blamed for the label put on the Philippines it should be YOUR OWN GOVERNMENT!
• Philippines
19 Oct 07
The Class Suit was not filed by the Philippine Government but by the the Medical Practitioners who are now serving in US
• United States
5 Oct 07
I knew all the ranting and raving about a public apology wouldnt be enough. Thats all I have read about, people wanting a public apology, then one is granted and now people dont feel its enough. Im not sure Im clear on what your saying; "in my personal view the insertion of that dialogue was deliberately done which is not in connection with how the script was on going" Are you saying that Teri Hatcher just threw that in there in the middle of taping the show? Or are you saying that they new it was racist and said F'k it, let her say it anyway? I think everyone involved does have a responsibility, they did what was requested of them, and now its not enough! SO what will be enough?? Bay xx
• Philippines
18 Oct 07
Thanks for your reaction.. believed that responsibility connotes accountability. Whatever you do you are indeed responsible and accountable of all the consequences that might undertake. It is also the saying that every sin, you must do something to correct it...
• United States
18 Oct 07
Ok so what do people want then?? They boycotted and signed petitions for an apology, and ABC gave them one 3 days later. They obviously didnt see this as a sin, or they wouldnt have aired it. So you saying they didnt take responsibility when they actually did is rediculous. If someone does somthing and they dont think its wrong, then how would they know to apologise for it unless it was brought to their attention. They did what the people requeste of them, and still not enough! What do you think they should do now?
@meaculpa (339)
• Philippines
8 Oct 07
A diplomatic protest from the Philippines and a public apology from the production staff is just fair.