18 Oct – Chinese-American actress Lucy Liu recently enraged Filipino Netizens with her remarks on a talk show.
Asian Bite website recently reported that the "Charlie's Angel" star appeared on "The Late Night Show with David Letterman" to promote her latest TV series, "Elementary". The actress then made an offhand comment after being praised by Letterman who told her that she looked great and 'in shape'.
When asked about her exercise regime, Liu replied, "I run on a machine. It's just easier for me, I think. Also if I get really dark, I'll start to look a little Filipino. It wouldn't match. You know what I mean? I'll start getting darker, you know what I mean?"
A number of Filipino Netizens however, have taken offense to Liu's remark and immediately alleged it "racist".
However, the actress recently explained through her publicist, Carrie Gordon, "I am so sorry that my comment was taken out of context, as I would never insult another group or ethnicity. Just to clarify, I was explaining why I do not run or exercise outdoors, as my skin tans very easily. Because I am presently playing a character with New York during the autumn/winter season as backdrop, it is important that I keep my look consistent with this type of environment."