abc apologizes for desperate housewives remark

An update on the Desperate Housewives situation... Oh, here's a video clip of the remark in question, which aired on Sunday night and sparked a wave of outrage across the internet and beyond:

That's right. She said, "Can I check those diplomas? Because I would like to make sure that they're not from some med school in the Philippines." And people got mad. A lot of people, including the executive secretary of the Philipping cabinet, Eduardo Ermita, and the Philippines' ambassador to Washington, Willy Goa. Who knew so many people could get worked up over Desperate Housewives? You better believe it. And this online petition now has over 70,000 signatures (and counting).

Today, ABC and the producers of Desperate Housewives apologized the the remark, noting "There was no intent to disparage the integrity of any aspect of the medical community in the Philippines." Someone probably should've thought about that before they wrote the line into the episode. But hey, the Philippines? That's so... foreign. Funny, right? Idiots. That's racist! ABC says it's now considering editing the episode for future airings and DVDs. But I guess the damage has been done: 'Desperate Housewives' Filipino joke draws ire. More here: 'Desperate Housewives' apology over Philippines slur. And here: ABC Apologizes for 'Housewives' Joke. Recognize! Don't mess with the Filipino medical community, suckas.

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