The easiest thing to do would be to ignore it; it’s fairly easy – if not accurate – to pass off Adam Carolla’s latest tirades against the Philippines as sophomoric attempts at satirizing and lampooning the Filipino condition. Right now it’s fairly easy to Google every blog that talks about Adam Carolla, and leave comments about boycotting his show, kicking his ass, belittling him, or engaging him in the kind of intellectual debate in levels he probably can’t even comprehend. Make him go down on his knees, and publicly apologize to an entire nation which he found so convenient to insult.
The other easy thing to do would be to accept it; after all, it is kind of true. For all our experiences with the Teri Hatchers, the Claire Daneses, and the Chip Tsaos of this planet, it seems that a negative observation of the Philippines only becomes “racist” because it is “foreign.” Or that “everybody’s just a little bit racist.” Truth hurts, all right; even an extremely shallow, bankrupt statement like the racial slurs made by Carolla are not that difficult to disagree with. It can even be passed off as satire, or perhaps fair comment, that a comedian – for sheer lack of material or talent to not play the racist card – could do exactly that, and pass it off as artistic license.