Evidently Raissa Robles was on the receiving end of widespread outrage over an offensive tweet she issued meant to mock the Visayan diction of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte…
…otherwise she wouldn’t have gone on to write this apology.
It is by no means unconditional as Robles goes to lengths to spell out the terms of that apology…
1. I never realized that language was an issue and trampled on the sensitivities of others
2. Now that I’ve been made to realize this, I apologize to all those who I offended. I’m sorry.
3. In fact, having been awakened to this issue, I’d like to invite people who feel they were discriminated against on this issue to tell me their stories and anecdotes. I’m considering compiling them into a report.
4. I don’t apologize to vicious fake account trolls obviously riding on the issue to promote Marcos and Duterte dictatorships
Before this apology, however, it is easy to see that Robles put in quite an effort to defend and justify her ill-thought-out tweet. In this one, she attempts a classic “what about this” argument…
It is quite apparent that Robles stuck to her guns to the bitter end. This drawn-out defensiveness on her part casts a dark shadow upon what now comes across as a rather contrived “apology”.
Robles should learn to be a bit more circumspect with the message she sends out to her impressionable crowd seeing that she really is not very good at rectifying the damage she causes to the psyches of her followers.
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