I believe, you knew this guy named Adam Carolla (US Comedian) already since his name is on stake because of commenting (harshly) about Manny Pacquiao and the Filipinos.
Now, what about it? well, since the topic is in the hot seat, i wanna share an article (thanks to Izah Morales, Yahoo! Southeast Asia, Monday April 5, 2010 05:48pm PHT) about what I read just earlier regarding his being “sorry” to what he had commented earlier (about the Filipinos).
After making harsh comments about Philippine boxing champ Manny Pacquiao and the boxer’s home country last April 1, Adam Carolla has apologized to the Filipino people through Twitter.
“Read your comments. Sorry if I offended many of you. I don’t pre-plan my commentary. I try to be provocative, (and) funny but I crossed the line & I’m sorry.”
After the tweet, Carolla praised Pacquiao on another tweet entry, saying, “By the way, I think Manny is a great fighter.”
check my blog about his comments (discrimination) to the Filipino people:
As what Izah Morales stated on her/his article:
Filipino-Americans then organized an online petition to demand a public apology from Carolla. The petition said Carolla’s comments were “unnecessary, hurtful, and erroneous.” The petitioners further stated that Carolla failed to recognize that Filipinos and Filipino-Americans have significantly contributed to the betterment of the United States and the world.
“We have worked hard to achieve our American Dream, and you have no right to denigrate us like this, merely to get attention.”
As of this post, there are 947 signatories supporting the petition, which also declared a boycott of Carolla’s program. Reaction to the statements have also appeared on Facebook. Fan account “Filipinos unite against Adam Corolla” have drawn in the most Facebook members at 850.
The petitioners have not made any statement yet on the apology on Twitter as of press time.
Carolla is no stranger to facing criticism. In January 2006, Carolla called the work of Asian Americans a “joke,” eliciting the ire of the Asian American Justice Center, while in 2003 he called Hawaiians the “world’s dumbest people”.
Adam Carolla is a popular figure in the word of stand-up comedy in the United States and was a contestant on the reality-television show “Dancing With The Stars.” He was the longtime comedy partner of Jimmy Kimmel who, ironically, has had Pacquiao as a guest on his talk show, “The Jimmy Kimmel Show” twice.
So, imma’ ask you these questions:
What do you think of Carolla’s apology? Is it enough?or not? Support your choice.
Post your thoughts in the comments below. thanks.