#RacismisNotComedy: Old BBC video about ‘Filipino children’ gains traction amid anti-Asian hate sentiments

An old video clip of a show in the United Kingdom previously accused of racism against Filipinos resurfaced on Twitter amid the rise of anti-Asian hate sentiments overseas.

TV host Gretchen Ho was among those who shared this video clip on her account on March 18.

Ho quote-retweeted a user who posted the old recording. It read: “What kind of person would make this a joke?!!! Not funny. #StopAsianHate.”

The nine-second video featured Canadian comedian Katherine Ryan. She said: “We don’t test any of our products on animals. We use Filipino children.”

The spliced video came from an episode of a comedy show in the UK called “Mock the Week” that was aired on BBC way back in 2013.

The longer version of the segment in question, which can still be accessed on YouTube, showed six speakers, including Ryan, as they took turns in making suggestions of “unlikely” lines or spiels that were from a cosmetic commercial.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.