WTF News?!!! - News That I Don't Care About But Make a Post With
Presenting the first edition of # WTFNews?!!! News that I particularly do not care about but still make a post about it. What? Does that make sense? Nothing makes sense in this world!
Anyway, on to the news. In a recent festival in one of the southern provinces in the country, a comedian made a joke about calling the women from that province hipon . Hipon is the local word for shrimp and in our street parlance, hipon refers to a person who is ugly but has a great body. You know, like when you eat shrimp, you toss the head and eat the body?!!
Yeah, us Pinoys are weird like that when it comes to street lingo. Anyway, the comedian said this during one of the programs in the festival and in attendance was the mayor of the city along with other city and provincial officials. The joke didn't sit well with them. The officials thought of the joke as an affront to the sensibilities of the people of the province. Details are sketchy but it appears representatives or the organizers of the event approached the comedian and asked him to issue a public apology right then and there. The mayor of the city is known for his no-nonsense approach when it comes to dealing with criminals. It has long been rumored that he supports vigilante groups hence the zero crime rate in the city and in the province in general. The hapless comedian issued the apology.
End of story right? No, just now, the city council has declared the comedian # personanongrata and because of this resolution, the comedian is not anymore welcome to visit the city.
What say you fellow PPers? Was the comedian out of line for throwing such a joke? Is the resolution declaring the comedian persona non grata a bit of an over reaction?
Feel free to chime in or you can just say... WTF?!!
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