Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Happy Slip Deletes MySpace Account, Filipina Misrepresentation

Many of you may know that I am HUGE Happy Slip fan. A few months ago, I was in correspondence with her to set up an interview and while the logistical pieces didn't fit and the interview didn't happen, I do know that in simple emails and personal messages, this fine actress is humble, gracious, and spirited.

Happy Slip is a Fil-Am (Filipino American) vlogger on YouTube and has created tremendous success for her hilarious videos and creativity in her original one-woman show of comedy.

With 34, 000 friends on MySpace and a huge following on YouTube, Christine has stirred up MySpace friends when she recently deleted her account due to all the google ads promoting Filipina women for dating and relationships.

She writes on her blog:

About 2 months ago, I had warned all my previous MySpace friends that I might need to delete my MySpace account because of inappropriate ads powered by Google. Those ads are in direct conflict with the HappySlip brand and especially misrepresentative of Filipina women.
She writes further:
According to a Human Protection Law enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines, it is unlawful “To establish or carry on a business which has for its purpose the matching of Filipino women for marriage to foreign nationals either on a mail order basis or personal introduction”. It is unlawful “To solicit, enlist or in any manner attract or introduce any Filipino woman to become a member in any club or association whose objective is to match women for marriage to foreign nationals either on a mail order basis or through personal introduction for a fee”. This law was enacted to “take measures to protect Filipino women from being exploited in utter disregard of human dignity in their pursuit of economic upliftment.”
If you're not a fan after that...

H/T To Filipina Images Online
Cross posted at APA for Progress



2 comments:

  1. Happy Slip rules.

    MySpace and Google are going to have to deal with this and related problems at some point. This particular account deletion has to sting. To quote the HappySlip dad: "Disaster!" *crunch munch munch*

    I hope you do eventually do an interview with Christine. You guys could compare notes on your trips to the Philippines and all, it might be really interesting!

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  2. My daughter and I are big Happy Slip fans!

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