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
Manila once again gets special mention, this time in the main trailer of Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures‘ “Pacific Rim.” Manila again is depicted in this photo as a dirty city similar to how it was shown in another Hollywood film “The Bourne Legacy”. I wonder what the outgoing Mayor Lim and the incoming Mayor Estrada’s reaction if they get the chance to see this film?
As narrated in the trailer (00:28) , Manila is the second city to be attacked by alien-like sea monsters originating in the Pacific Ocean. Scenes pertaining to the Manila attack are also featured, which are expected to create a sensation when the film opens locally in July.