'Desperate Housewives' in diplomatic row over Filipino doctors 'slur’Author: Andrew Gumbel
Source: The Independent (Link)
Date: 05 October 2007
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Document Type: Press
|Donor: ABC Studios||Event Date: October 2007|
|Recipient: Medical Community in the Philippines||Reparation Date: October 5, 2007|
ABC's Desperate Housewives contained a scene wherein one of its characters wanted to see a doctor's diploma (to make sure the doctor was not from the Philippines) before a medical examination, insinuating that medical schools in the Philippines are inadequate educational institutions.
An apology for any offense caused by the remark and a statement that there was no intent to disparage the Philippines' medical community.
ABC Studios apologized for a disparaging comment made about the Philippines' medical community during an episode of Desperate Housewives.
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