The Philipino community and Kevin Nadal need to grow up, and ABC should NOT offer an apology. sign now

This petition is made in regards to the petition created here http://www.petitiononline.com/FilABC/petition.html by Kevin Nadal to ABC. Kevin's petition is in hopes of getting ABC to offer an apology to all of the people in the Phillipines and Philipino Americans for the joke made on the TV series "Desperate Housewives". The diologue in question was "Can I just check those diplomas because I just want to make sure that they are not from some med school in the Philippines."



Kevin also goes on to say "... it is ridiculous that this type of hateful speech made it through various screenwriters, the show's producers, the show's actors, and ABC itself. "



With that statement in mind, it seems the Philipino community and Mr. Kevin Nadal are overlooking the obvious, that this was in fact a line of dialogue in a TV series spoken by a character in a fictional story. It's a hypothetical line of dialogue that the character being portrayed by the actress delivering the line might say if she or the world in which the TV show actually truly existed.



The character nor the world in which the story takes place however, exist. It is fiction.



It's not real, folks. As much as I'm sure you are obviously looking to feel victimized and make your culture felt noticed, and have people feel sorry for you, this is a very sad and pathetic way to do it. You cry hate speech and racism...People if you sincerely think what was said is hate speech and racist, you need a clue.



Having ABC give in to pressure from some of the Philipino community on this situation by offering an apology or editing out the line of dialogue may as well seal the end of free speech in art. We will have to go through every book, every film ever made in which there is text or dialogue that just may happen to offend any group or culture who can't accept the fact that just because someone has an opinion, doesn't make it true, but that person is indeed allowed to have their opinion be heard.



And it would help if these people can learn to seperate actual hate speech from fantasy.



In short, this petition is for the Philipino community and Kevin Nadal, to grow up.



It also demands that ABC does not cater to the cries of the Philipino community and censor or apologize for something that doesn't deserve one, or else the world can start to face a domino effect of political correctness to the point where you can't open your mouth without someone crying racism or hate speech. This is getting ridiculous. Help put a stop to it here and now.

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Latest Signatures

  • 26 September 201550. Anonymous Cervantes
    May God have mercy on your soul.
  • 18 March 201549. Jamal T
    I know racial slurs. This isn't one of them.
  • 05 January 201548. Evad O
    I support this petition
  • 27 November 201447. Betsy R
    Kevin Nadal is acting stupid! Sheesh! No one should apologize to the Philipino community! Political Correctness at its worst!
  • 05 June 201446. Julieta Del
    I support this petition
  • 28 May 201445. Mike R
    Wow! here come the hillbilly red-neckers. That's OK we all know who the bigger idiot is. To think this can still happen in this day & age.
  • 26 May 201444. Jayjay Del
    I support this petition
  • 02 March 201443. Patrick G
    It was a joke. Get a frickin' life and do something good with your time Philipino's
  • 18 November 201342. From Afilipinodoctorsv
    Let me just clarify some of the point of views here. I graduated from a very prominent school in the Phils. My parents sent me to school to become a Doctor. We did not have to pay any student loans, we did not owe anybody. Both of my parents (retired) wer
  • 07 September 201341. Jon G
    Medical degree from the phillipines does not qualify a person to be an MD in the U.S. So obviously the education requirements there are not to the same standard as in the U.S. Therefore Teri's statement was accurate even if a joke. And why so sensitive an
  • 26 August 201340. Filipina Figueroa
    Did anybody knows that Bill Clinton's Doctor when he was in office was a FILIPINO DOCTOR? Does anybody knows that your President's Chef is a Filipina? Does anybody knows that when Katrina hit the US, Filipino Doctors and Nurses gave their expertise for fr
  • 03 August 201339. Rosalie C
    I am Filipina and believe that Kevin Nadal is being petty and childish. He just needs the publicity so he can become known.
  • 16 July 201338. K S
    Instead of ABC apologizing to the Filipino-Americans who were so offended by The Desperate Housewives scene, I believe Kevin Nadal owes the good Midwestern and Southern citizens of this country one. If I heard him correctly, he implied Southerners and Mid
  • 15 July 201337. Phil Pittman
    My Comment is They Should apologize to all filipino because we did our best to help them with all the nurse and doctors here in United State
  • 14 June 201336. Nikki Dominguez
    Wow, where are these red necks when the Muslims are demanding foot baths in the public airport, and suing airlines for terrorist suspicion!
  • 09 April 201335. Andrew E
    I support this petition
  • 06 October 201234. Ayanna C
    We all protect our reputations so why would a network try to ruin it?. Is there any motive?. I lost my respect to them =|
  • 10 November 201133. Jan W
    It really pisses me off that idiots like Kevin Nadal, who are living with OUR medical system, not his homelands (and why is that?} and thinks we owe him an apology for a tv show comment??? Get the hell out of the US.
  • 29 May 201132. F
    hamereken idiots!!!!hahahaha
  • 10 November 201031. Matt Roberts
    Traditional Americans wake up-the Muslim radicals, illegal citizens, & liberals are taking over this country- worth fighting over than signing this petition!
  • 13 February 201030. Bari S
    Dr. Nadal has a history of misunderstanding through narrowmindedness what people say and the context in which it is meant.
  • 05 May 200929. Kalani M
    I support this petition
  • 19 January 200928. Jenson G
    Nadal is rediculous
  • 18 November 200827. Justin Douglas
    I support this petition
  • 21 September 200826. Steve W
    Of course they should apologise! What if they had said this about african americans? What an idiotic thing to say!
  • 05 April 200825. Richard P
    В
  • 06 February 200824. Jim H
    Learn how to spell, idiots

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