Here’s an excerpt from my CNET Asia blog post.
OK, first off, I’m not a fan of Alec Baldwin who has just apologized to the Filipino nation via his blog on The Huffington Post for his “Filipino mail-order bride” comment when he guested on the Late Show with David Letterman.
Still, while I think Baldwin’s remark was stupid (then again, it was a joke), I also find it stupid for some Philippine government officials to blow this all out of proportion. I mean, we actually have action star-turned-senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. (yup, the same senator I blogged about in my post on the Katrina Halili-Hayden Kho sex video scandal) issuing a formal reaction that warns Baldwin of mayhem if he ever visits the Philippines. Not that Baldwin could, since our Bureau of Immigration has banned him from entering the country as an undesirable alien.
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