6 Foreign celebrities who bashed the Philippines
You have probably heard of Republican presidential bet Donald Trump’s recent comments about the Philippines, calling our country a “terrorist nation.” You also probably heard about the outrage his comments caused among the Filipino people.
However, Trump is not the first international personality who has angered Pinoys.
Here are some of the most well-known foreign celebrities who bashed our country.
Lee Da Hae
The Korean actress caused outrage in the Philippines after she made fun of Filipino teachers’ accent when trying to speak English. After being made aware of the outrage, the actress issued her apologies.
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Teri Hatcher and the “Desperate Housewives” writers
A controversial scene in one of the episodes of the hit TV show involved Teri Hatcher’s character making sure that her gynecologist’s diploma did not come from a Philippine medical school, implying that Filipino doctors are incompetent.
The “30 Rock” and “Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” star said during an interview at a comedy talk show that he was interested in buying himself a Filipina wife.
“I’m thinking about getting a Filipino mail-order bride at this point or a Russian one, I don’t care, I’m 51,” the actor said.
Despite his apology, the Bureau of Immigration issued an order to prevent Baldwin from entering the country.
Danes is the star of the hit movie “Romeo & Juliet” and the critically-acclaimed TV show “Homeland.” After shooting her movie “Brokedown Palace” in the Philippines, the actress expressed her disgust over the city of Manila.
"It just f***ing smelled of cockroaches, with rats all over, and that there is no sewerage system, and the people do not have anything - no arms, no legs, no eyes." Danes said.
Because of her comments, the city of Manila passed a motion banning the actress from entering the country. Then President Joseph Estrada said: “She should not be allowed to come here.”
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The famous band visited the country in 1966 to perform two concerts for their legion of fans. Unfortunately, the Beatles missed an appointment with Imelda Marcos, wife of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
After that, reports about the band getting a huge tax bill and poor hotel service spread around like wildfire. The band was also attacked by Pinoys on their way to the airport. The iconic band messed with the wrong Filipina.
The best-selling author of “The Da Vinci Code” described Manila as “the gates of hell” in his fictional book called “Inferno.” Pinoys were outraged with the writer’s description, with the MMDA saying that Manila is actually “a gate to heaven.”
The book turned out to be another blockbuster hit for the author and a movie adaptation will be released this year starring Tom Hanks.
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