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‘I’m sorry for being insensitive, childish,’ says Drew Olivar after controversial video

/ 06:59 PM September 17, 2018

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PUBLIC APOLOGY

Posted by Andrew Olivar on Monday, September 17, 2018

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Pro-Duterte blogger Drew Olivar on Monday took to Facebook to apologize for his viral video with Presidential Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson that made fun of sign language.

READ: ‘Degrading, disrespectful’: Mocha Uson, Drew Olivar get flak for making fun of sign language

Olivar apologized to the deaf community for being “insensitive” and “childish.”

“Humihingi po ako ng tawad po sa mga…sa deaf community (I am asking forgiveness from the deaf community),” he said on Facebook Live.

“Lalo na po sa PWD […] binababa ko po iyong sarili ko, nagpapakumbaba at, alam ko mahirap, pero alam kong mali ako eh, alam kong mali ako. Hindi ako magri-reason out. I’m sorry, I’m sorry, I’m sorry po. Patawarin niyo po ako. Patawarin niyo po ako sa pagiging insensitive ko, sa pagiging childish ko. Never akong magri-reason out dahil kapag mali ka, mali talaga (I apologize to PWD (persons with disability). I am deeply humbled. I know that I am wrong. I am not going to reason out. I’m sorry. Please forgive me. Please forgive that I am insensitive and childish),” he added.

Uson posted the video on Facebook to promote heir DWIZ noontime radio show. At the start of the clip, she asked Olivar, “Mag-language sign ka (Do sign language).” Olivar obliged, then proceeded to make fun of it.

READ: Palace distances from new Mocha Uson, Drew Olivar controversy

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