‘The Daily Show’ segment labels Cory Aquino ’slut’




Is America Ready for a Woman President?


Well, as a citizen living in a country where woman (Gloria Macapagal Arroyo) is running the country, I can say America is not that ready to have a woman President. They are just not that serious on having a woman president since they are just making fun of them like Golda Meir in Egypt, Corazon Aquino in the Philippines, Margareth Thatcher as Britain’s first female Prime Minister.

The Daily Show made a video segment about “Is America Ready for a Woman President?” with a “Sex and the City Style” and they put a label on some Women presidents.

The segment shows photographs of each leader with a gag line. Meir had “OYI,” Aquino had “Slut,” and Thatcher, “Oops.”

I think this will be another racial issue Filipinos are dying to whine about.






‘The Daily Show’ segment labels Cory Aquino ’slut’

If the racial slur made in a scene in ABC TV’s ”Desperate Housewives” against Philippine medical schools had outraged the nation, Filipinos here and abroad could be in for more.

This time, it may be the turn of the Emmy-award winning American satirical television program “The Daily Show” to spark controversy for apparently making a bad joke on former President Corazon Aquino.

An e-mail letter sent to GMANews.TV by a concern resident of Cauayan City, Isabela, complained that he finds the portrayal of Mrs Aquino in the “Daily Show” scene in “Is America Ready for a Woman President?” tasteless and insulting.

The show is posted on YouTube (http://youtube.com/watch?v=jc4RhBBw0b8).

In the show, the special assignment reporter examines former women leaders.

“Other countries had girl leaders for years and while Golda Meir may have fended off Egypt, Corazon Aquino faced down dictators, Margaret Thatcher kicked communist’s ass, still they are women,” the woman reporter said.

The segment shows photographs of each leader with a gag line. Meir had “OYI,” Aquino had “Slut,” and Thatcher, “Oops.”

It was not known when the show was aired in US networks.

The Daily Show segment came amid the “Housewives” controversy that even became an international incident, with reports on it topping Philippine news shows and drawing newspaper headlines as officials there registered their displeasure. Filipinos could judge the scene for themselves when it was posted on YouTube.

ABC responded with a statement Wednesday to apologize. - GMANews.TV

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