Some Philipino must have threatened to stand on a stack of phone books and punch Adam Carolla in the face.
You know those Philipinos don't play when it comes to Manny Pacquiao. I heard that if he wanted to, he could be President of the Philippines. Adam Carolla made the mistake of getting on him for his bizarre beliefs, and the fact that a country would even consider letting a prize fighter hold an elected office.
Today he apologized. He must be afraid the Philipinos are gonna try to fuck with the sitcom he's got in development at one of the networks. I see he's also trying to scrub the Internets (namely YouTube) clean of any reference to his comments.
I wanted to officially apologize to Manny Pacquiao and the Filipino community for the things I said on my podcast. I think Manny’s a great fighter, and was humbled this morning when I saw that Manny had accepted my apology halfway around the world.
As a Podcaster, I have the freedom to not be censored by a network, which can be a blessing and a curse. As a comedian, I rant as part of my act but my comments were hurtful, and for that I apologize.
Here's what he said about Pacquiao, in part:
He says he doesn’t give blood the month of a fight, or a week before the fight, because somehow it’s going to weaken him and what have you. I gotta tell you, if that was a white fighter, and probably even a black fighter — even if the black fighter was from Atlanta or somewhere like that — someone would go, ‘What the fuck are you talking about? Give your drop of blood. It’s not going to make a difference.’ But because he’s from the Philippines and because he’s, you know, praying to chicken bones and stuff like that, everyone’s kind of like, “Uh, well you gotta respect him for his belief system.’ No, you don’t — he’s a fucking idiot…
Here’s how you know your country doesn’t have a lot going for it: when everything is about Manny Pacquiao… Get a fucking life, as a country. All you’ve fucking got is this illiterate guy who won’t give up blood, who happens to smash other guys in the head better than other people. That’s all you have, Philippines?
You want some guy with brain damage running your country? Why don’t you get your shit together? They’ve got this and sex tours. That’s all they have over there. Get your shit together, Philippines. (via)