A Chinese drama has allegedly used ‘Filipino maid’ as a form of insult.
Netizens took a screenshot of the scene in Make My Heart Smile, where an actor allegedly mentioned the following lines in Chinese: “ You look like a Filipina maid.”
“As a [Filipino], [I find it] very offensive and disrespectful. This is a Chinese drama by the way. I am so disappointed,” Twitter user @kthseokkity wrote.
this is a chinese drama btw, "make my heart smile". im so disappointed wtf— ًathea ♡ seulgi !? (@kthseokkity) February 9, 2021
Read the comments below:
True pero sana ipaglaban ni du30 hindi yung hinayaan na lang hanggang sa sila na ang nag tatayo ng kung ano doon— PURPLEKISS_ONEUS (@ur_armymoo) February 9, 2021
bitter lang kayo kase amin yung West Philippine Sea— kat⁷ (@CGVK1M) February 9, 2021
i keep seeing ppl blaming the scriptwriter only. what about the actors who agreed w/ saying that statement? the director who also agreed? not one person from the whole production team thought that it’s offensive and wrong, to the point it got aired. that’s the saddest part.— okarin (@yunhosquared) February 9, 2021
Chinese people hates Filipinos. Really. The feeling is mutual, but our teleseryes and other media creations do not resort in using such awful lines.— G E N E S (@genesacademy) February 10, 2021
Mf calling us maid but my mom calling me Doña of the house.— can ☀️have some botul of wotah⁷ (@namjoonister) February 9, 2021
Anyways i'm throwing hands
The series is a story of a group of young college students meeting, forming new friendships, and falling in love while maturing and realizing their youth dreams under the encouragement of each other’s company.
It is also directed by Xi Dao.