Malu Fernandez Scandal on TVPatrol World

Malu Fernandez just resigned.  I wonder if its true and this post was verified from her.

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.

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.

I think she should write an apology both to be published at Manila Standard and People Asia Magazine.

13 thoughts to “Malu Fernandez Scandal on TVPatrol World”

  1. My 2 cents: With the money she saved from flying economy class, her camp has probably hired a publicist or a better writer to do (albeit quite late) some damage control. However, a few points:

    “It was truly not my intention to malign hurt or express prejudice against OFWs.”

    DUH! Makes you wonder when or what triggered her epiphany? She should have explained further, that would’ve showed more remorse. Like “For the sake of my accessories, I’ll apologize.”

    And speaking of remorse, she hasn’t got any. She fires back with:

    “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 )”

    (So hold on to your extra cash before you pay your spin-doctors a bonus!)

    Now this sounds more like her! She hasn’t learned anything! Firing a right-back-at-you “morality” statement to those who have apparently (finally affected her) maligned her bec. of thier anger. It was a “woe-is-me” and you’re all still “sh*te” in my eyes. An appeal would have been better. Suggest a re-phrase (and a discount from your reps.)

    It’s a cop-out. As fake as her bitter personality.

    “I take full responsibility for my actions and my friends and family have nothing to do with this.”

    Great sounds noble enough! Face the charges you b*atch! (Hey that’s what she calls herself, right?)

  2. To Moderator of this website.

    I would like to share below letter to everybody as requested of the said author.

    Thanks

    Dear. Malu Fernandez

    FIRST OF ALL, How nouveau riche can one get? Did you marry rich? Did you suddenly come in to money? Your blatant displays of your ‘luxuries’ and ‘wealth’ and your comfort with using the word ‘elitist’ to describe yourself alongside the fact that you had to reference to ‘politicians in your family’ show that even if you did come from money, you certainly have no class.

    You also seem to need to name-drop in every article that you write.

    It really gets to me that you should complain about the coach seats on your Emirates flight. Honey, they aint small… YOU’RE FAT. Spare yourself some doughnuts and maybe your travels will be more comfortable… coach, or not.

    MOST IMPORTANTLY. That you would put down OFW’s (Overseas Filipino Workers) is really DISGUSTING. It makes you sound more vile than what you described as the scent of their ‘AXE and Charlie cologne’ while your ‘Jo Malone melted into thin air’. Honey, without that perfume, you want to know what you smell like? Like a fat Filipino woman. The smell is probably more putrid than the smell of those OFW’s. Cause they sweat honest, hard-working sweat. The kind of sweat that keeps the Filipino economy going. They’re fucking brave. They’ve seen more than you, felt more than you, and fought more than you. You’re just a coddled fat Filipino woman, under all of that cologne, and that branded clothing that makes you feel more important than them.

    It sounds to me like you get to fly Business Class when you travel for work, but when you had to pay for your own travels, coach was more affordable. You tried to hide this by grandiose references to you perfume and your designer wear, didn’t you? Tsk tsk…

    You made some mention of having 17kg’s of make-up in your hand-carry. All the make-up and adornments in the world can’t hide how ugly you are inside. You aint that good-looking either, hon. Go to the gym, eat some fruits. You wrote that you wanted to slit your wrists because you were stuck in coach with all the OFW’s. I am MOVED every time I am on a flight with OFW’s. I am reminded of their resilience. Of how hard they work, and how they keep the Philippines going. The economy relies on their bravery. You should have slit your wrists, hon. And you are going to hell if you don’t change the way you think. Think of sitting in coach, imagining your personal hell as a personal foreshadowing.

    I have lived in the Philippines, and I have also traveled the world. I’ve probably been to as many if not more places than you, seen more things than you, so maybe despite all of this money you seem to need to brandish and the places you have been to, you’re just an ignorant. This coming from a 20 year old girl.

    You’re act isn’t classy. You’re not pretentious. You’re just some stupid woman, living in a third world country, thinking that because you jetted off to Greece and you wear Jo Malone perfume, you are suddenly something.

    Take this from someone with the same ‘socio-economic background’ as you, bitch. What a pitiful excuse.

    I also happen to read things ‘thicker than magazines’, I go to University in London where I will finish with an Honors Bachelors Degree in May. I have a 1 year Marketing Economics degree from a business school in Oslo, and I graduated with an International Baccalaureate Diploma at age 17, if you were wondering. So no fucking excuses.

    You could do so much more than you think, yet you choose to act like a proper twat. The kind of twat that people with some brains laugh at, the world over. Think of this as some more exposure.

    I am ashamed of people like you.

    OFW’S all over the world, working their tits off, deserve a public apology.

    Ingrid Holm

  3. To moderartor of this site. I would like only to share below letter to everybody as requested by the author.

    Thanks

    Dear. Malu Fernandez

    FIRST OF ALL, How nouveau riche can one get? Did you marry rich? Did you suddenly come in to money? Your blatant displays of your ‘luxuries’ and ‘wealth’ and your comfort with using the word ‘elitist’ to describe yourself alongside the fact that you had to reference to ‘politicians in your family’ show that even if you did come from money, you certainly have no class.

    You also seem to need to name-drop in every article that you write.

    It really gets to me that you should complain about the coach seats on your Emirates flight. Honey, they aint small… YOU’RE FAT. Spare yourself some doughnuts and maybe your travels will be more comfortable… coach, or not.

    MOST IMPORTANTLY. That you would put down OFW’s (Overseas Filipino Workers) is really DISGUSTING. It makes you sound more vile than what you described as the scent of their ‘AXE and Charlie cologne’ while your ‘Jo Malone melted into thin air’. Honey, without that perfume, you want to know what you smell like? Like a fat Filipino woman. The smell is probably more putrid than the smell of those OFW’s. Cause they sweat honest, hard-working sweat. The kind of sweat that keeps the Filipino economy going. They’re fucking brave. They’ve seen more than you, felt more than you, and fought more than you. You’re just a coddled fat Filipino woman, under all of that cologne, and that branded clothing that makes you feel more important than them.

    It sounds to me like you get to fly Business Class when you travel for work, but when you had to pay for your own travels, coach was more affordable. You tried to hide this by grandiose references to you perfume and your designer wear, didn’t you? Tsk tsk…

    You made some mention of having 17kg’s of make-up in your hand-carry. All the make-up and adornments in the world can’t hide how ugly you are inside. You aint that good-looking either, hon. Go to the gym, eat some fruits. You wrote that you wanted to slit your wrists because you were stuck in coach with all the OFW’s. I am MOVED every time I am on a flight with OFW’s. I am reminded of their resilience. Of how hard they work, and how they keep the Philippines going. The economy relies on their bravery. You should have slit your wrists, hon. And you are going to hell if you don’t change the way you think. Think of sitting in coach, imagining your personal hell as a personal foreshadowing.

    I have lived in the Philippines, and I have also traveled the world. I’ve probably been to as many if not more places than you, seen more things than you, so maybe despite all of this money you seem to need to brandish and the places you have been to, you’re just an ignorant. This coming from a 20 year old girl.

    You’re act isn’t classy. You’re not pretentious. You’re just some stupid woman, living in a third world country, thinking that because you jetted off to Greece and you wear Jo Malone perfume, you are suddenly something.

    Take this from someone with the same ‘socio-economic background’ as you, bitch. What a pitiful excuse.

    I also happen to read things ‘thicker than magazines’, I go to University in London where I will finish with an Honors Bachelors Degree in May. I have a 1 year Marketing Economics degree from a business school in Oslo, and I graduated with an International Baccalaureate Diploma at age 17, if you were wondering. So no fucking excuses.

    You could do so much more than you think, yet you choose to act like a proper twat. The kind of twat that people with some brains laugh at, the world over. Think of this as some more exposure.

    I am ashamed of people like you.

    OFW’S all over the world, working their tits off, deserve a public apology.

    Ingrid Holm

  4. To say that the OFWs are the backbone of our economy is an understatement. We are the economy. Without us, there is no Philippine economy to begin with. We are not born with a silver spoon in our mouths but because of our innate intelligence, persistence, resilience and love for our family, we have managed to uplift our socio-economic status. Needless to say, consequently, we have managed to revive our country’s dying economy.

    I am very disappointed with the editorial group of People Asia. They have let this happen with their negligence. Not only should Malu Fernandez apologize to us. On a bigger scale, I demand that the Philippine Star and People Asia apologize to all of us, OFW or not, because, by letting Malu’s article be published, they have also maligned all of us as a country.

    As an institution in the Philippine media, this offense is intolerable and they are answerable to us, their public.

  5. Paki sabi naman kay Malu na hinde axe at charlie ang cologne ko but CK. Nang mag abroad ako nagchange narin ako sa dati na AXE, may pera nakasi ako eh! BOBA Talaga siya. At Engineer ako, hinde maid.

  6. Ang sisihin nyo ang publisher. Ano ba kayo. At ang government officials nakikinabang sa pinaghirapan ng mga OFW’s.

  7. why did PEOPLE ASIA publish this shit? pare-pareho silang lahat- writer, publisher. nakakahiya…malansang isda…

  8. i was raised and born by OFW parents….. and sa totoo lang i do have a lot of friends na mayaman at baka mas mayaman pa sayo….

    nag iinarte ka na parang ngayon lang ikaw nakahawak ng pera….

    kung mayaman ka..hindi ka magtitiiad over a simple thing…hindi ka mag e-economy class….

    kung ayaw mo sa ofw crowd bakit ka pumunta sa duty free sa dubai…kasi makakamura ka diba?.. eh bakit ka nagtitipid kung mayaman ka?…

    kung alam mo naman palang ganun sila magkikilos in an airplane or in a public place..ikaw nalang umiwas dahil what you dont feel,experience and see wont hurt you…kaw nalang umiwas…

    regarding your health and weight….siguro intayin mo nalang bumanat ang mag third sex sayo….baka di ka na abutin ng umaga at mag laslas ka ang ng wrist…..

    lastly….ang mga ofw ay hindi lang maid ….my parents have achieved so much na baka sa level ng IQ eh pang pre school kalang….i need not say what they have achieved..its enough to say na ang babaw mo…

    ask yourself if your writings/articles have contributed anything to make our country better…

    we dont need you and your rants and b*tchy-ness….

    and definitely hindi magiging boring ang mundo pag Wala ka………

    ******my guess is..hindi ka tlaga nag resign….you were forced to resign ..pangit nga naman kung terminated ka..wawa*******

  9. i think it’s right what other people said na dapat pati people asia issue a letter of apology to all filipinos and kung pwede lang noh!! pati mga editorial people nila e tsugihin din nila coz they all are the same as malu..arse lickin bitches!!!(sorry for my language)

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