ABC apologizes for Desperate Housewives’ slur

Thursday, October 04, 2007

That was pretty quick - but then again an online petition with 52,000+ names and a call for a ban on the show will do that. And then there’s that small part about an actual country not being pleased as well…

ABC Network says sorry for ‘racial’ slur:

The producers of the hit TV series “Desperate Housewives” on Thursday issued an apology for an insulting line that belittled the practitioners of the medical profession in the Philippines.

“The producers of Desperate Housewives and ABC Studios offer our sincere apologies for any offence caused [by the insulting remark] in the season premier,” ABC Network said in a short statement of apology obtained by ABS-CBN North America News Bureau.

ABC Network added: “There was no intent to disparage the integrity of any aspect of the medical community in the Philippines.”

‘Desperate Housewives’ apology over Philippines slur

Makers of the hit US television series ‘Desperate Housewives’ have apologized for a slur against Filipino medical workers that caused uproar here.

The apology was sent to Philippine broadcaster ABS-CBN’s bureau in the United States and aired here Thursday by its cable news channel, ANC, following protests by the Manila government.