British national Conlan na may pusong Pinoy, ipinagtanggol si Robin Padilla sa PGT controversy

Imahe mula sa Instagram account ni Robinhood Padilla

Sa pamamagitan ng isang open letter ay nagpakita ng suporta ang British national na nagngangalang Malcolm Conlan hinggil sa nangyaring kontrobersya sa Pilipinas Got Talent na kinasangkutan ni Robin Padilla at isang Koreanong contestant.

Binatikos si Robin ng marami at tinawag na “rude” at “racist” dahil pinilit niyang magsalita ng Tagalog ang Koreano na matagal nang naninirahan sa bansa.

Narito ang open letter ni Malcolm na ibinahagi ng aktor sa kanyang Instagram account:

An Open Letter to Robin Padilla

Dear sir,

I just thought I would write to you personally to congratulate you on the patriotism and love that you have shown for your country.

As I am sure you are aware, like you, I love the Philippines very much. In fact, my greatest dream would to one day become a Filipino citizen as well as course retain my British nationality as I love both countries equally.

I have watched the clip of Pilipinas Got Talent several times where a Korean national is performing a magic set as part of his audition to the judges. The contestant explained that he had grown up in the Philippines but had not learnt Tagalog as he attended an international school.”

“To me, this is not really an excuse. If you have grown up in the Philippines and clearly called the Philippines your home, you should at least make some effort to learn the language. When the Korean national got into his act, clearly he can in fact understand and speak a little Tagalog.

I believe your intentions were just to coax it out of him a little. In fact, you are a comedian too and in a way was just having a little fun, whist making a valid observation. I know you very well that you love the Philippines and your fellow countrymen very much. I would like to thank you personally for being there for Filipinos across the globe.”

“You are an incredible ambassador for the country and a much loved icon on Philippine cinema. Thank you also so much for supporting President Rodrigo Duterte, who like yourself loves the Philippines and her people very much.

You were never racist at all, as some Filipinos have claimed, in fact I truly wish others were able to be outspoken and stand up for their beliefs in a very clear and passionate manner.

Mabuhay ka sir at maraming salamat po.

Respectfully yours

Malcolm”

 

“An Open Letter to Robin Padilla Dear sir, I just thought I would write to you personally to congratulate you on the patriotism and love that you have shown for your country. As I am sure you are aware, like you, I love the Philippines very much. In fact, my greatest dream would to one day become a Filipino citizen as well as course retain my British nationality as I love both countries equally. I have watched the clip of Pilipinas Got Talent several times where a Korean national is performing a magic set as part of his audition to the judges. The contestant explained that he had grown up in the Philippines but had not learnt Tagalog as he attended an international school. To me, this is not really an excuse. If you have grown up in the Philippines and clearly called the Philippines your home, you should at least make some effort to learn the language. When the Korean national got into his act, clearly he can in fact understand and speak a little Tagalog. I believe your intentions were just to coax it out of him a little. In fact, you are a comedian too and in a way was just having a little fun, whist making a valid observation. I know you very well that you love the Philippines and your fellow countrymen very much. I would like to thank you personally for being there for Filipinos across the globe. You are an incredible ambassador for the country and a much loved icon on Philippine cinema. Thank you also so much for supporting President Rodrigo Duterte, who like yourself loves the Philippines and her people very much. You were never racist at all, as some filipinos have claimed, in fact I truly wish others were able to be outspoken and stand up for their beliefs in a very clear and passionate manner. Mabuhay ka sir at maraming salamat po. Respectfully yours Malcolm”

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