Comedian says sorry to Pacquiao, Filipinos


Posted at Apr 05 2010 02:42 PM | Updated as of Apr 07 2010 01:25 AM

MANILA, Philippines – Adam Carolla, the American comedian who let out disparaging remarks against Manny Pacquiao and the Filipinos in a podcast, has reportedly apologized for “crossing the line.”

“Read your comments. Sorry if I offended many of u. I don't preplan my commentary. I try to be provocative, funny but I crossed the line & im sorry,” Carolla said in his verified Twitter account. (

Carolla earlier said on-air that 7-division world champion Pacquiao was illiterate, “brain-damaged” and a “f*****’ idiot.”

He also attacked Pacquiao’s refusal to undergo Olympic-style drug testing as demanded by undefeated American fighter Floyd Mayweather, Jr. (Read his comments here: US comedian calls Pacquiao 'illiterate', bashes Pinoys)

“By the way, I think manny is a great fighter,” Carolla added in another tweet. The American radio personality and television host currently has 71,277 followers.

Malacañang earlier played down Carolla’s tirade against Pacquiao and the Philippines on Monday.

Deputy presidential spokesman Gary OIivar said the Philippines need not seek an apology from the comedian since he belongs to a “sick minority.”

Olivar added that Carolla’s comments did not carry weight anywhere and deserved to be ignored.

The American host of “The Adam Carolla Podcast” also told Filipinos to get a life because he thought that they were all about Pacquiao.

“Here's how you know your country doesn’t have a lot going for it—when everything is about Manny Pacquiao,” he went on. “Get a f****n’ life as a country, all you’ve f****n’ 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 as the Philippines?”

Moreover, he questioned Pacquiao’s congressional bid in the May 10 polls and even brought up the issue of sex trade in the country.

“Really, you want some guy with brain damage running your country? Why don't you get your sh*t together?”

He went on: “They got this and sex tours, that's all they have over there. Get your sh*t together Philippines. Jesus Christ. I mean, again, it's fine to be proud of your countrymen. But that's it? That's all you got?” – With a report from ANC

Adam Carolla's photo courtesy of