Why Adam Carolla’s Rant on Pacquiao and the Philippines backfired
By Charlie Knoxville
I was very disappointed upon hearing the audio of radio host Adam Carolla insulting Manny Pacquiao and the Filipino people, I am American not Filipino, but I felt what he said was very ignorant and made Americans look bad. Carolla is not only a comedian but also a boxing guy, and he is good friends with Jimmy Kimmel who happens to enjoy Manny Pacquiao and invites him on his show a few days before his big fights.
The statements Carolla made were shocking. He really went off on Filipinos; if Adam ever visited the Philippines, they would have welcomed him warmly and with open arms. The Filipinos even fought alongside America against the Japanese during World War 2. The Filipino soldier had so much loyalty to America, and the Philippine soldiers would risk their life in battle for their country and to help the American troops against Japanese invaders. The Filipino soldier was limited in weaponry and they were undersized, but they made up for it with their fighting spirit.
Carolla said the Philippines as a country doesn’t have much going for them all they have are sex tours and Manny Pacquiao, and they need to get a life for following Manny Pacquiao. Most third world countries don’t have much going for them, most people live in poverty, and the dictator Ferdinand Marcos ruined the Philippines economy. As for the sex tours, every country has prostitutes, some poor females in third world countries turn to prostitution out of desperation to help feed their family, or are forced into it, they don’t enjoy it, and are ashamed of it. In America some young females turn to Porn to become famous and are proud of it, they even consider it empowering. We live in a country where you can be a whore and become famous, does that make us any better than the Philippines?
The reason the Filipinos follow Manny Pacquiao is because he boosts their morale, he gives the people hope that no matter how bad your circumstance, it is possible to make something of yourself if you work hard and never give up.
You don’t need to be a college graduate to gain the respect and admiration of the people, respect is earned, and earning the respect of a 100 million of your compatriots is an honor not many men in this world today can claim. They see in Pacquiao someone like them, a poor kid from the dirtiest parts of town, with no education, making it to the top and being somebody, now that is someone you should be proud of.
If Carolla knew the story of Manny Pacquiao, he would have nothing but respect for him, instead of calling him an illiterate, brain damaged, moron. Judge the man by the quality of his character not by how rich he was born or what type of education he claims. A man’s character and the way he treats others is more admirable than what family he was born to or what country he resides.
Pacquiao has more class and dignity than many of the Americans I know. It was very strange for Adam to attack a person who treats other people with respect and humility. What is better? Millions of American girls idolizing talentless reality show chicks who act like bimbos and sluts or the Philippines looking up to a man who carries himself with class, humility and earned his fame and fortune through talent, hard work, and dedication.