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12 Aug 2016

Philippines president uses gay slur against US ambassador

In televised comments made last week, president Rodrigo Duterte used a homophobic slur in tagalog to express displeasure with the US ambassador, Philip Goldberg

The comments by Duterte are the latest in a series of diplomatic rows which have prompted Washington to summon Manila’s envoy to complain.

“As you know, I’m fighting with (US Secretary of State John Kerry’s) ambassador. His gay ambassador, the son of a whore. He pissed me off,” Duterte said on Friday.

Winning a landslide presidential victory in May, Duterte often gleefully uses foul and incendiary language. Duterte first came into conflict with Goldberg after saying that he wanted to rape a “beautiful” Australian missionary who was sexually assaulted and murdered in a 1989 prison riot in Davao.

Despite often using homophobic language, Duterte has also condemned discrimination against LGBT in the Philippines and has said that he would consider legalising same-sex marriage.

Reader's Comments

1. 2016-08-12 23:48  
The Philippines has elected Donald Trump.
2. 2016-08-13 08:45  
There seems to be something wrong with him. I'm wondering if he is retarded to some degree.
3. 2016-08-13 15:47  
Some gays can be sons of bitches.

I wouldn't vote for him. Many did. Respect their decision. You had your time to campaign.
4. 2016-08-13 21:21  
One Retard
5. 2016-08-13 23:18  
Some lonely unattractive guys just want to stir up shit.
6. 2016-08-14 07:00  
The world has gone mad. How could people elected a borish and crude guy to be a president and whatch out America, Donald Trump is coming!
7. 2016-08-14 11:43  
He should be Impeached end of story!
8. 2016-08-14 15:00  
7. You're not pro equality I take it?

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