Nation of Servants Author Apologizes-Are You Satisfied?

@acevivx (1566)
Philippines
April 1, 2009 7:21am CST
It seems Cheap Tsao has finally apologized for calling the Philippines a nation of Servants but tries to gloss over his faux pas by claiming it was just a joke? What say you?
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@CMTS_87 (1342)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
Very uncivilized! Happy MyLotting!
@acevivx (1566)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
Very uncivilized, stupid and ignorant indeed. he might be a well-known columnist in Hongkong but with his article he has demonstrated his ignorance about the Philippines and a lot of things in general.
@CMTS_87 (1342)
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
He don't know how to research and write responsibly. Happy MyLotting!
@ulqu1orra (310)
• Philippines
17 Apr 09
I'm not satisfied too as well as many Filipino in different communities around the world specially the OFW's. I remember some politician, forgot her name, says that he should also clean his own comfort room to experience how hard is the work of domestic workers and OFW around the world and how hard to work many miles away from your home and your family. I agree with her, he should try it too before writing that article that criticizes Filipino workers then later on apologizing because a wrong reason.
@acevivx (1566)
• Philippines
17 Apr 09
Yes. maybe if he experienced the work of a servant he would realize how difficult it is and the importance of servants. His apology is too little too late. The damage has been done and he cannot take back what he said by merely bowing and saying I AM SORRY.
@mimiang (3779)
• Philippines
10 Apr 09
Damage has been done.He should be forever banned to come in the Philippines
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
I've read his statement.. and boy it was so different from his "racist" article.. He even praised our country.,...
@acevivx (1566)
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
Yes indeed. He was really very subjugated in his apology.He was shocked by the reaction to his article, I suppose.
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
It's a good thing he has already apologized. The next thing he should do is practice responsible journalism, being aware of the sensitivities of his readers and to those who are not his target audience but would read his articles nevertheless. Chip Tsao may have a satirical, acerbic way of writing, but that does not mean he should not observe responsible journalism. As for us Filipinos, let's move on and focus on more pressing issues rather than dwell on this for too long.
@acevivx (1566)
• Philippines
3 Apr 09
I guess he has learned his lesson and will be more careful next time. he never expected the reaction he got to his diatribe against the Philippines. But in all fairness when he subsequently appeared at the Philippine Embassy in Hongkong to apologize he seemed quite sincere even bowing down which is an act of subjugation as far as asians or orientals are concerned. And you are right. it's time to move on to more important issues.
@Jankar (583)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
I haven't the news about that but if he did insult us, whether joke or not, it really is a discrimination to our race. Really insulting, even if they claim it as a joke. What are we? "The country for laughs!" We also have our purpose and part here in this world, they just didn't see the beauty of it.
@acevivx (1566)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
In fairness to the Chinese, it is only Chip Tsao who voiced his opinion and in the process demonstrated his ignorance about the Philippines and Filipinos. he based his discriminatory and insulting statement only on what he has observed in Hongkong regarding the presence of many Filipino household helpers. Such observation, to a person who is intelligent and broadminded would not suffice as basis for an all sweeping conclusion that we are a nation of servants. He is just a Chinese with blinders.
@riyasam (16582)
• India
2 Apr 09
i donot know much of this incident but i dont think what he did was right.maybe he should pass a joke on himself if he wants some humor and not on others to hurt their emotions and sentiments.
@acevivx (1566)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
I cant agree with you more. That's what he should have done. make a joke at his own expense and not at the expense of an entire nation. I hope the really against him pushes through to drive home the fact that he has transgressed.
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
Well he has apologize already, what more do we want from him. I think we are just over reacting to it. Let us move on and let him also move on with his life. It is not like we have to make his life suffer because of this. I really think that what he has said is already said and it cannot be take away from him anymore and he has already made his mistake and accepted that he wrote rather callously and just made it a joke. I think he already learned his lessons and he is trying his best to get rid of this reputation he had from us. So in the light of this we need to move on with the issue already.
@acevivx (1566)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
That's a very valid point you just made. We cannot dwell on it and we cannot change the fact that the statement has been made.While most of us 2would want to wring his neck, we would then be descending to a lower level so what's the point? Indeed, it;s time to move on.
@rymebristol (1788)
• Philippines
1 Apr 09
no i am not...i was like slapping me on the face, who is he to even said such thing, is he god? i already stated this in one discussion posted here on myLot, if i were be given a chance to sentence that gay, i want that gay's beheaded by the Abu Sayaf in exchange of the Red Cross Volunteers! total blacklisting is not even enough!
@acevivx (1566)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
It seems however that that's all we will get, a half-hearted apology from that ...gay? But some say why dignify him by dwelling on his statement and thus giving him so much importance.Ipagdasal na lang natin.
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
1 Apr 09
i think it is not enough.. jokes are half meant.. so escpaing this is not as easy as saying it was only a joke. i mean.. he should have been careful with what he says.
@acevivx (1566)
• Philippines
2 Apr 09
He should have been but in his arrogance he was not careful. Now let him reap the fruits of what he sowed. Its good the demonstration against him will still push through.