Thursday, October 04, 2007

Philippines to lodge protest against "Desperate Housewives"

The Philippines government is seeking an apology from the producers of the ABC series "Desperate Housewives" after a scene on the show which derided Filipino doctors.

The character on the show played by Teri Hatcher made a comment belittling those who doctors educated in Philippine medical schools. Manila's actions came after a firestorm and petition by Filipino Americans and it was reported by organizer Kevin Nadal last night that ABC issued an apology.

Actress Maggie Q poses beside her new print advertisement for People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals Asia-Pacific (PETA), encouraging vegetarianism, in Shanghai September 23, 2007. REUTERS/Aly Song (CHINA) via Yahoo News.