Philippines comic cuts film amid Catholic protest
Angry Catholics forced the Philippines’ “King of Comedy” to delete scenes of his latest film deemed deeply offensive to the country’s dominant religion.
Dolphy said he did not wish to pick a fight with God as his production outfit voluntarily excised the offending scenes of his “Father Jejemon” movie before it was screened by government censors.
Retired bishop Angel Lagdameo, a former head of the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines, has urged the 80 percent of the Philippine population who are Catholics to speak up against the film.
“They are negative,” he said of the offending scenes in comments published on the Catholic bishops’ website, at cbcponline.net. “The movie does not give a good reflection on the priesthood,” Lagdameo add.