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Water Cooler Talk #6: BBC Show “Harry and Paul” Depicts Filipina Domestic Workers in Negative Light?

(I was about to post a picture of Harry and Paul, but these guys don’t even deserve to be shown here)

I just read today that on September 26, the BBC show, Harry and Paul, exemplified the image of Filipino women in a very, very negative light. Read here for more information and sign the petition if you disagree with how the show portrayed Filipina maids working in the UK.

Here are some comments I’ve read while watching the clip on YT:

I am British and apologise to pinays and abused workers everywhere for this unpleasant piece of so-called comedy.

The butts of this offensive, feeble, unfunny sketch are supposed to be the stereotyped English males. However, Enfield (Harry) and Whitehouse (Paul) are no better than the idiots they play in this tasteless, witless piece.

I hope pinoys found The Benny Hill Show equally crude and offensive to women when it was broadcast by Pinas TV.

British version of “Desperate Housewives”

wla tayo magawa kahit saan tingin sa atin mababa…kawawa ang mga kababayan natin..hindi lang yan yung iba biktima pa napunta sa africa ginawa prosti..grabe kasalanan kc government corruption

nasasaktan ang gobyerno at mga lawmakers dahil REFLECTION yan ng kainutilan nila. wala silang ginagawa para Maimprove ang kalagayan ng mga PILIPINAS tapos magagalit pag nilalait. WAKE UP IDIOT lawmakers of the PHILIPPINES

All quotes are left anonymous to protect the users (however you’ll probably read them if you go to YT).

In addition, here are a few articles pertaining to the situation:

Manila Standard Today: BBC skit on maids provokes lawmaker

Gulfnews: Not funny, Philippines says of BBC comedy show

This is an open topic, so by all means, comment away.

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