US comedian calls Pacquiao 'illiterate', bashes Pinoys


Posted at Apr 04 2010 04:27 PM | Updated as of Apr 06 2010 10:32 PM

MANILA, Philippines – An American comedian allegedly hurled racist comments against Filipinos and pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao after talks of a Pacquiao-Floyd Mayweather Jr. bout fizzled out.

In a radio talk show, radio personality Adam Carolla attacked Pacquiao for refusing to undergo the Olympic-style blood testing, which was demanded by Mayweather.

“Pacquiao doesn't believe, he says, he doesn't give blood the month of a fight or a week before a fight because somehow it’s gonna weaken him and what have you,” Carolla said in the on-air radio interview, excerpts of which were aired on ANC’s “Dateline Philippines Sunday.”

“I gotta tell you, if that was a white fighter and probably even a black fighter, if the black fighter was from Atlanta or somewhere like that, someone would go, ‘What the f**k are you talking about? Give your drop of blood. That’s not gonna make a difference,” Carolla said.

“But because he's from the Philippines and because he’s prayin’ to chicken bones and stuff like that, everyone’s kinda like, ‘Well you gotta respect him for his belief system.' No you don't. He’s a f****n’ idiot,” the American comedian continued.

The Pacquiao-Mayweather blockbuster bout, which was originally slated on March 13, did not push through because of the disagreement on the blood testing protocol.

Carolla to Filipinos: Get a life

Carolla, a television host and actor who hosts “The Adam Carolla Podcast,” also made disparaging remarks about Filipinos as well as the Philippines.

“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?”

He even talked about Pacquiao’s bid for the Sarangani Province congressional seat in the May 10 elections.

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

He continued: “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?”

Carolla then wondered if there were really “sex tours” in the Philippines, noting that he would like to be booked in such a tour.

It was his co-host who pointed out that the sex tours are held in Thailand. “Nah, same difference,” commented Carolla.

The co-host even talked about the sex trade in a naval base in the Philippines where “there were lots of craziness goin’ there when the guys are on shore leave. It's like 20 dollars for the weekend.” – With a report from ANC

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