While some people are willing to forgive and forget or even going to the extent of trying desperately to veer the attention to themselves others are not as forgiving. Rightly so, with the insults reaped on the 10% of the population contributing 15% to the nations GNP wandering the four corners of the world such bigotry and outright belittling of a sector that props up a sinking economy time and again is uncalled for and outright cruel.
Let’s examine closely what this apology is all about if it indeed came from the ingrate overfed plus size “fashionista”, to which I quote here as found on geocities:
Statement from Malu Fernandez on the OFW Controversy
I am humbled by the vehement and heated response provoked by my article entitled 'From Boracay to Greece!' which came out in the June 2007 issue of People Asia. To say that this article was not meant to malign, hurt or express prejudice against the OFWs now sounds hollow after reading through all the blogs from Filipinos all over the world. I am deeply apologetic for my insensitivity and the offensive manner in which this article was written, I hear you all and I am properly rebuked. It was truly not my intention to malign hurt or express prejudice against OFWs.
Really……… that’s a 360 degree turnaround from the previous response she had when there were just a few bloggers wanting to slaughter the pig errr giving her a dose of her own medicine.
As the recent recipient and target of death threats, hate blogs, and deeply personal insults, I now truly understand the insidiousness of discrimination and prejudice disguised as humor. Our society is bound together by human chains of kindness and decency. I have failed to observe this and I am now reaping the consequences of my actions. It is my fervent hope that the lessons that Ive learned are not lost on all those who through anonymous blogs, engaged in bigotry, discrimination, and hatred (against overweight individuals, for example)
I take full responsibility for my actions and my friends and family have nothing to do with this. To date I have submitted my resignation letters to both the Manila Standard and People Asia, on that note may this matter be laid to rest.
Death threat? Are you kidding me? Why would someone go to the extent of criminal behavior just to get back at the women with weight problem is beyond me. Well when it comes to hate I must admit that there were plenty out there but death threat is a stretch and she is once again imagining things like her “divalicious” description of herself tantamount to delusional bouts typical of one living in her own world concocted by a sick imaginative mind.
So now she is desperately turning the tables on the bloggers that she allege are engaged in the same bigotry, discrimination, and hatred (against overweight individuals, for example) and trying to appear as the “victim” is truly pathetic. Ayayayay, Ms. Malu Fernandez I don’t think people are showing bigotry and discrimination they are just (this Political Jaywalker included) pointing out the obvious………. a trying hard “fashionista” with weight problems.
Life is too short to waste our energy on anger and hating this cheap “diva”, I can forgive but never will I forget and instead of getting angry I have made it a point to get even. Do I hate or am I a bigoted prejudicial person? That is not for me to say....... all I can say is this woman has a weight problem and I don't think that qualifies as a bigoted or prejudicial statement, after all one must strive to be fit and watch one's weight to be healthy and for longetivity.
If the rumor errr reports are true that she owns a plus size "fashion" store for overweight people then that again is a disgusting cheap promotional effort disguised as an apology that really shows the kind of person she is.......... a cheap opportunist trying desperately to attract attention to herself......... and then there is this blog entry Short-lived Victory from Clear Blogs on Manila SubSATANdard with their Aug. 27th issue coming up with an ad on the return of the "Divalicious" truly adds insult to injury.
Ajay's of Writings on the wall..... has an entry titled: It's Official: The Divatrocious returns, had this to say regarding Malu Fernandez and the stand of Manila SubSATANdard:
An insider said: “while Malu Fernandez indeed has submitted her resignation, her resignation has not been accepted by higher management, hence we will continue publishing her column.”
There it is...... let us see if on Monday 3rd of Sept. they will really publish her witless insulting column......... I am eagerly waiting....... let them self destruct, it's a "free" country anyway and in the land of cheats anything and everything is possible.