Are we an onion-skinned nation?

Philippines
November 2, 2012 9:58am CST
I don't know if this was posted and discussed already. I apologize for being a bit late with news. I've just recently heard about Lucy Liu's comment about Pinoys in a late night show. Without even finishing the article I was reading, I knew that her remark had already drawn a lot of negative reactions from cyberspace. It's a conclusion I've drawn from our previous experiences with the Bourne Legacy and Desperate Housewives producers. Why do we instantly get mad every time we hear a racist remark from famous foreigners? Aren't we also guilty about being a bit racist ourselves (LOL. This reminds me of Avenue Q's song, "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist". I recommend you google the video XD). Just watch noontime shows and see when there's a Chinese or an African character. No doubt that there would be mocking depictions and stereotypes thrown. But when it comes to us, why can't we just take it with a grain of salt and move on?
4 responses
@iamma3e (68)
• Philippines
2 Nov 12
I think it's because we take too much pride in our country that some of us our blind on the fact that our country isn't THAT great we think it is. Some of us will say "Oh, the Philippines is a great country" or something along those lines that when some other nation say something negative about our country, we get on the defensive stance and demand for an apology for the negative things that was said. It's like we're programmed to say things that will make us proud about our country even though what we say is not true.
• Philippines
2 Nov 12
Greatness starts from the mind. You think you are not great, well you will become like that. Have you heard the story of the first bobsled team of Jamaica? Everybody including their own countrymen laugh at them and thinks they are crazy for thinking 'that they are great'. Well, they were all wrong. You know China used to be poorer than us, right? Some other countries too. They started to rise, by first thinking that they are better than what other think about them. Again, the choice is yours.
@SIMPLYD (79665)
• Philippines
3 Nov 12
Initially, our reaction to that kind of remark would indeed be on the negative. BUt when we try to weigh things, we will realize that we ourselves don't want to look Filipino also, because mostly, Filipinos are trying to whiten their complexion which is how Americans look.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
3 Nov 12
I think that is just how people are. They react right away if they have been thrown with something that would be hitting their nationality without realizing that they also do their share or being a racist sometime in their life. It is funny, though that they get mad easily but when they are the ones who mock others, all they will say as an excuse was it wasn't really what they intended to say.
@greenpeas (999)
• Philippines
2 Nov 12
I think its an issue that we should not dwell anymore. She already apologized, so let us all move on.