JOEY DE LEON TAKES AIM AT KORINA SANCHEZ!
Filipino veteran comedian and actor Joey de Leon takes aim at broadcaster Korina Sanchez following her "faux pax" comment on natioanl TV saying typhoon Ruby should hit Japan, and not the Philippines instead, on the night of the storm's landfall.
Joey, on his Twitter account, said “Dun sa mga umaasa na lumihis ang bagyo at dumiretso na lang sa Japan eh WAG NAMAN. Pwede namang HUMINA na lang katulad ng utak nung umasa!”, a clear and sarcastic reference to Korina.
The following night, Joey further commented: “JAPAN now is not just "Just Always Pray At Night". Dapat din daw ay "Just Always Pray And Newsread,” he tweeted.
Korina has come under fire after commenting on TV that typhoon "Ruby" should hit Japan, and not the Philippines. Japan should take all the brunt as they can handle it better than we can, she said.
Her comments, described by critics as "ignorant of international multi-cultural sensibilities", became viral on the web, drawing angry comments from netizens.
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Filipina broadcaster Korina Sanchez has come under fire anew for her controversial comments about Typhoon "Ruby" and the Philippines' neighbor country, Japan.
In an unsolicited, light comment on national TV, Korina said she wished the typhoon would not hit the Philippines, but Japan instead.
Prompted by her colleague Noli de Castro's remark that it would be better if the two countries would share the brunt, Korina said, Japan might as well take all the hit.
Her comments became viral on the web, drawing angry reactions from the web.
To make matters worse, a hoax news also went viral saying Korina was declared persona non grata (unwanted person) in Japan.
Only recently, Korina was likewise in hot water for her comments on CNN's veteran newsman Anderson Cooper.
Cooper was in Tacloban last year reporting on the actual situation on the ground after the city was ravaged by the killer tyohoon "Yolanda".
Korina accused Cooper of "not knowing what he was talking about".
Cooper, an international icon, and a respected journalist, challenged Korina to come to Tacloban to see for herself what was going on. Obviously, Cooper was in Tacloban, and Korina was not.
Apparently, Korina was trying to defend the government's failure on Yolanda crisis overall, as her husband, Mar Roxas, a Cabinet Minister, was a major part of it.
For the Japan brouhaha, critics say, while Korina may not seriously mean harm for Japan, her comments are not only irresponsible, but also immature, especially coming from not only a journalist, but a wife of a top government official.
"If it was said in a light jest, it was done in a really, very bad taste, ignorant of international multi-cultural sensibilities," they said.
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