The Twitter-verse is looking very cool, calm, and very level-headed next to the Philippine embassy in the US, which was quick to cry foul over the representation of our dear president in the “Break in Diplomacy” episode of Madam Secretary, a TV series from CBS Network.
Back the truck up: “Break in Diplomacy” is the 15th episode of season three, which depicts the “unconventional” Philippine leader making sexual advances to the lead character, US Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord, earning him a nice punch in the face from the former CIA operative.
Madam Secretary, BTW is a work of fiction.
The Philippine Embassy in Washington D.C. already issued a statement, which of course, has already been posted on its Facebook page.
““This highly negative portrayal of our Head of State not only casts doubt on the respectability of the Office of the Philippine President but also denigrates that way our nation navigates foreign affairs. It also tarnishes the Philippines’ longstanding advocacy for women’s rights and gender equality,” the Philippine mission said in its statement.
But Twitter sure sings a different tune. Check out some of the most level-headed tweets we’ve come across. Makes us wonder where the trolls are at, TBH.
Madam Secretary really should edit the scene where the President was punched
to include a House Speaker, a PNP Chief, and some senators
— Aaron (@AARONPVALDEZ) March 7, 2017
Re "highly negative depiction, doubt on the respectability" of the PH pres. Madam Secretary need not do that, Duterte doing well on his own. https://t.co/u1C03132nS
— Kathryn Raymundo (@katray) March 7, 2017
His disrespect and disregard for any other issue in this country just makes him deserving of that slap in Madam Secretary
— comiclord eya ✨ (@ezradaniellee) March 7, 2017
Thoughts re: Madam Secretary's episode where the "Philippine president" gets slapped:
1. Uhm why not
2. Artistic freedom
3. Why the fuck not
— Millennial of Manila (@MillennialOfMNL) March 7, 2017
Madam Secretary's trailer is inaccurate. P. Diggy's blood is squid ink black, not red.
— ELIXABETH LEE (@xaxasantiago) March 7, 2017
Madam Secretary fake news dilawan obosen my gad
— Lucky Chloe Ryujin (@marocharim) March 7, 2017
Chill. Madam 👏🏻 Secretary 👏🏻 is 👏🏻 fiction. You know what's not fiction? The president killing people and cursing other world leaders. https://t.co/GbJXJBcfr7
— Stewart 👕 (@Stewart___O) March 7, 2017
You go, Madam Secretary! The PH government is terrified of its' own reflection, even in fiction! @TeaLeoni
— Paolo Martinez (@KingPaoloXIV) March 7, 2017
Madam Secretary punches a handsy, FICTIONAL Filipino President. BIG WHOOP! Why so sensitive? It's just a show. Now get back to work!
— Liz Lorenzo (@lizlizlizz) March 7, 2017
Dear Writers of Madam Secretary:
— michiko (@myeung_) March 7, 2017
Cant wait 4 a Filipino Show or Film depicting Madam Secretary creator Barbara Hall wrapped in duct tape w/a cardboard sign: Paid by Liberals
— Tara Geese (@yourfez) March 7, 2017
Madam Secretary is all of us rn pic.twitter.com/ZxSV8NEKyk
— Temperamental Brats (@TMPRMNTLBRAT) March 7, 2017
Madam Secretary is being criticized for its inaccurate depiction of the Philippine President… pic.twitter.com/MBm8bc2Mgt
— Dale Rivera (@daleygaga) March 7, 2017
Let me guess what comes next:
Persona non grata ang cast ng Madam Secretary? Congressional hearing? Biblical quotes?
— Miguel Lizada (@mlizada) March 7, 2017
a Filipino manyak gets punched on Madam Secretary?! WHAT A DREAM COME TRUE
— Clarisse (@clarissemadamba) March 7, 2017
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