President Duterte has made yet another off-colour comment about raping women.
The insensitive ‘joke’ was made yesterday (Friday, July 14) when the president was addressing a gaggle of Filipino diplomats in Davao City.
“What I don’t like are kids being raped,” he mentioned. “You can mess with, maybe Miss Universe. Maybe I will even congratulate you for having the balls to rape somebody when you know you are going to die.”
The comment was made because the president sought to justify his ongoing battle on medication, which has been blamed for 1000’s of deaths.
Addressing criticism of his bloody campaign, the president mentioned: “Human rights? That is bullshit to me.”
He additionally fondly recalled how he insulted President Obama after he criticised the coverage. To the delight of his viewers, he once more referred to as the ex-president a “son of a whore”.
Yesterday’s quip was not the primary time the president has joked about women and rape.
In May this 12 months he joked that troops getting ready for deployment to Marawi metropolis might rape as much as three women with impunity.
“You can each rape three women and I will protect you,” he mentioned. “Do not worry. I will join you. I will… If you go down, I go down. But for this martial law and the consequences and its ramifications, I and I alone would be responsible. I am here to say to you, fight and I will pray for you and I will answer for everything,”
The remark sparked criticism on social media and Chelsea Clinton, daughter of former US president Bill Clinton and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, referred to as Duterte “a murderous thug with no regard for human rights.”
The president replied to this by reminding her of her personal father’s dalliance with Monica Lewinski.
Earlier, whereas on the presidential marketing campaign path, Mr Duterte recalled a 1989 jail riot through which Australian missionary Jacqueline Hamill was raped and murdered.
In what was supposed as a joke, Duterte mentioned the sufferer was “beautiful” and that as mayor of Davao metropolis, the place the riot passed off, he ought to have been first in line. He later apologised and mentioned he didn’t intend disrespect to women or rape victims.