- An American citizen defends Filipinos against the racist woman that went viral on the internet
- Jared Ammon Gillet has lived in the Philippines and stated how hospitable and welcoming the Filipinos are to him
An American citizen named Jared Ammon Gillett defends Filipino against fellow American who’s having a racist rant against a Filipina at a grocery store and stated that Filipinos and other ethnic minorities have been stealing their food, money and jobs.
According to Gillett, he got really angry at the words of the woman as he has lived in the Philippines and has been loved by the people around him.
“Kung alam lang niya yung kasipagan, yung kabutihan ng bawat Pinoy na nakilala ko, di niya sana sasabihin ang mga bagay na yun. Di niya sana sasabihin na mga illegal yata yung mga pamamaraan na nakarating dito ang mga Pinoy kasi alam ko na talagang mahirap yung pag-punta dito sa U.S., hindi basta-basta. Talagang napakahirap para sa mga Pinoy na makarating dito sa states.”
He added that he has lived in Bataan, Pangasinan, and Zambales and the people really welcomed him and fed him delicious meals and snacks while he visits different houses.
He continued on saying that when he got back to the U.S, he became a bit sad because he noticed that the Philippine flag is not visible in a lot of parts of the country.
Gallett then said that the Filipinos he met in the U.S are some of the nicest and most genuine people and he hopes that the rude woman in the video knew that.
He also clarified that not all of his race are disrespectful like the woman.
“Kalahi ko siya. Yung mga nakikilala ko, tunuturing ko sila bilang kapatid, tinuturing din nila ako bilang kapatid at sana malalaman din natin na matatalo ang lahat laban sa racism. Walang mananlo jan. Pero kung talagang magmamahalan tayo, kung talagan ituturo nating yung mga magaganda sa isa’t isa, makakahanap tayo ng kapayapaan.”
Furthermore, he expressed his love for the country in a tattoo that is placed on his arm.
In the last part of the video, he said that he wants people to share his statement around to show everyone that not all people in the U.S are like the racist woman.
“Gusto ko na may mga Amerikano na nagpapasalamat sa inyo at sa naging karanasan ko sa Pilipinas.”
He also gladly invited Filipinos to come over at his house and he will cook meals for them like adobo and ginataang bilo-bilo.
“Mahal ko kayo. Itinuturing ko kayong kapatiran ko. Sana ganon din ang buong daigdig na ito, lalong lalo sa U.S. kasi maraming tao na iba’t-ibang piunanggagalingan nila. Kaya yung mga tao tulad ng babaing ito, dapat malaman natin na mangmang lang siya. Hindi pa niya alam kung gano ka-bait yung mga Pilipino.”
Watch his full video on his Youtube channel.