UPDATED– August 23 , 11:45 PM- [tag]Malu Fernandez[/tag] Society columnist quits over OFW bashing and Manila Standard columnist quits after getting OFWs’ ire
Here is the News from TV Patrol World :
The Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) sacrifice so much just by working abroad. They do not deserve the condescending attitude of Malu Fernandez’ article in which she makes many belittling comments about Overseas Filipino Workers and Filipinos in general. Malu Fernandez is a Manila Standard Today columnist and wrote the article in her People Asia magazine’ ““From Boracay to Greece”
This blog is not a political or Philippines’ news blog but I just want to help Tingog.com call for help. This time, I hope that many of our readers will take this to task and spread the word. Just like the spreading of Malu Fernandez’s hateful article has occurred, let us spread one voice to combat such bigotry and intolerance in our nation.
So you can get a clear picture , read Malu Fernandez’ article: (click on the thumbnail)
And then an ““apology” from Malu Fernandez which is even worse.
As I type this, I’d like you to know that it’s not about whining, complaining and bitching but just stating the facts. Just recently, I wrote a funny article in my magazine column and my friends thought it was hilarious. It was humorous and quite tongue-in-cheek, or at least I thought so, until the magazine got a few e-mails from people who didn’t get the meaning of my acerbic wit. The bottom line was just that I had offended the reader’s socioeconomic background. If any of these people actually read anything thicker then a magazine they would find it very funny. Most people don’t get the fact that they need bitches like me to shake up their world, otherwise their lives would be boring and mediocre. I obviously write for the a certain target audience and if what I write offends you, just stop reading.
Although it may sound elitist to you the fact is this country is built on the foundation of haves, have-nots and wannabes. One group will never get the culture of the other. Although I could mention that it is easier to understand someone who has a lower socioeconomic background that would entail a whole other page and frankly I don’t want to be someone to bridge the gap between socioeconomic classes. I leave that to the politicians in my family who believe they can actually help. Now I seriously ask you, am I being a diva or are people around me just lacking in common sense? Perhaps it’s a little of both!
Oh wow, her reply smacks of bigotry.
Please help Nick of Tingog.com proposal for the forced resignation of Malu Fernandez, a worthy apology from her, as well The Manila Standard Today and People Asia, and until this occurs, we should all move for a boycott on The Manila Standard Today as well as People Asia Magazine.
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