Teri Hatcher has managed to enrage Filipino leaders across the country (no it has nothing to do with this costume) and Starbucks may be asked to ditch their sponsorship of “Desperate Housewives” as a result.
The September 30th episode of “Desperate Housewives” featured a scene where Terri Hatcher’s character reacts to the news she may be going through menopause by saying, “Can I just check those diplomas because I just want to make sure that they are not from some med school in the Philippines.”
“Oh Snap!” & “Oh No She Didn’t” are what prominent Filipino leaders are saying of the disparaging remarks. Seattle Filipino leader, Alma Kern produced a petition signed by over 100,000 filipinos demanding an apology. ABC did issue an apology but it did little to appease the community. Kern states that she will boycott ABC and it’s sponsors, including Starbucks, if they do not promise to ‘produce shows recognizing the contribution of Filipino health care professionals to the American health care system.’