Another one bites the dust! I guess Filipinos are really getting popular around the world to be the topic of movies, books, and now jokes. The most recent is courtesy of Canadian comedienne Katherine Ryan who’s based in the United Kingdom.
In a segment where participants were asked to say unlikely lines from a cosmetics commercial, Ryan said: “We don’t use any of our products on animals. We use Filipino children.” A 15-second clip featuring her quip has been uploaded on YouTube last June 13. It has received 14, 000 views so far. Watch a three-minute video of the “Mock the Week” segment through this website.
According to a write-up about Mock The Week, the show requires guests to deliver answers on unexpected subjects on the spur of the moment. Ergo, Ryan’s joke about Filipino children is an unscripted one. Read more about her in this Wikipedia profile.
Responding to a query from The Filipino Scribe, Katherine Ryan said via Twitter (@Kathbum): ”If you’d watched the whole show instead of reacting to a still shot out of context, you might feel that I was criticizing the EXPLOITATION of children. The joke is never, ever ON children. Watch the show.”
Source: Filipino Scribe