An Open Letter to Ricky Lo for his Awkward Interview with Anne Hathaway

Ricky Lo, you are a disgrace to this country after having this interview. Your enunciation was the least of your problems, to be honest, because I understand the “Filipino” accent. What was preposterous is how you formulated your questions and how you asked Ms. Anne Hathaway those same questions without even reviewing if they are indeed constructive and professional.

To open your interview, you had a weight loss question and how she gained it back? Please tell me how relevant this is, and how this does not attack Anne Hathaway. This opening question clearly tells us that this interview is going to end up really bad. I expected something better coming out from your mouth, but I guess the first question definitely set the bar in the following series of questions being asked.

It’s awful how you constantly stitched Lea Salonga’s name to her. I understand that you have to throw in a Lea question, but did you even have to repeat it? Lea Salonga is undoubtedly amazing, but we are talking about Anne Hathaway here. Broadway and film are two very separate things. Why did you have to show Anne Hathaway your dire need to constantly attach a “Filipino” name to an international entity?

Apart from those things, you also asked A LOT of personal questions. This interview was meant to be professional – a way to entice viewers to watch the film. This wasn’t a Getting-To-Know Anne Hathaway interview. This was about her experience as Fantine. Those questions were very personal, and Anne really did look annoyed and uncomfortable as you continued to press the personal questions.

You also gave comments that were clearly out-of-line and not suited to the said interview. It was very clear that you didn’t watch the film nor do you know the gist of the story at all, and you just rode with what she said. You are a clueless bigot babbling things that ought not to be said.

I think every viewer noticed the annoyance of Anne Hathaway as she remarked how she was done with that question, and how some questions were getting a bit personal. She even mentioned that you should be the one enticing the Filipinos, and that clueless look you gave was enough to tell her you were GODDAMN AWFUL. She clearly expected more from a journalist who was granted a short exclusive interview with her.

Seriously, I could have done a better interview. As a journalist, you are despicable. As a journalist, you should have been more knowledgeable, tactful and a little more enticing. You are representing the characteristics of an ignorant Filipino (which comprises the majority of the populace). What are these characteristics? Desire for international recognition, prying over other people’s privacy, and using one’s mouth first before thinking. What a mess this awkward interview is.

Despicable. You just showed Anne Hathaway why she should never have an interview with a Filipino journalist ever. Fuck you. Fuck this interview. This is plain bullshit. -_-


38 thoughts on “An Open Letter to Ricky Lo for his Awkward Interview with Anne Hathaway

  1. Arnold Martirez says:

    Agree! The interview highlighted that Ricky Lo is not suited to be an oncam interviewer. Gosh. kakahiya. Questions were clearly out of line. Interview was about Anne and her movie. Anne had every reason to do what she did. Probably Ricky though he was just interviewing another Filipino star who did not know any better. And Ricky was eating his words. Thought he was going to pucked.

    • Sorry, but I’m not a fan of Boy Abunda as well. He might be more tactful and professional than Ricky Lo, but I dislike how he constantly stitches the Philippines to his interviews.

      In a typical Boy Abunda interview, one would have questions such as:

      “How do you find the Philippines?”
      “What do you like about the Philippines?”
      “What can you say about Filipinos?”

      He’ll pitch in a couple of questions about Les Miz then talk about the Philippines. SERIOUSLY.

      • hahahha..since your not a fan of Boy abunda..u dont know how he is in handling interview…he knows how to deal who is who..maybe your thinking he is talking to some lower level celebrity when you saw him asking those “questions” you have mentioned..anyway..i just said that “they should have ask mr, Boy Abunda ” not for the literal meaning…RICKY LO is considered as “JOURNALIST” and…..

        Ill just put in this way….

        instead of going by plane to PARIS..better go by Boat…;) (metaphorically speaking )

      • I’ve seen his interviews with int’l celebrities and I just cringed at his questions. He’s better off interviewing no holds barred questions with local figures, just not foreign people. Regardless, he is the lesser evil between him and Ricky.

        Seriously, your logic is butchered up as well as your metaphors. I cannot dislike Boy Abunda if I don’t know how he handles interviews. Why would I dislike something I don’t know? Logic. Also, why the hell would you use “Mr. Boy Abunda” in a metaphor? It’s just illogical -_-;;

        I advise you though to just speak in your native tongue since your points can’t be any more well-versed with the grammar you’re having. πŸ™‚

      • hahahaha,,,we have our own points of view/s , logical to you can be illogical to me and vice versa.

        we have different way of looking things,,,mine is not all about perfect grammar..coz even americans they dont have…im just simply stating my view/s..

        and you react too much…with an insult, we are just exchanging views??whats the problem?

        and thanks for the advice….:))
        remember dont say like that to someone u don’t know very well.

        its very ungentle man…

        But that is you. I respect it..

      • sam says:

        @stonegrenades: you’re taking things personal. hey stay cool.. you should take both sides of the story.. ang pikon laging talo.. πŸ˜‰

    • sam says:

      @stonegrenades: you’re taking things personal. hey stay cool.. you should take both sides of the story.. ang pikon laging talo.. πŸ˜‰

  2. Arnold Martirez says:

    Again agree with stonegrenades. Don’t think also that Boy Abunda is suited to do interviews with international celebrities. He has tendency to shift subject to himself and inserts sexual inuendos with very strong gay undertones. Boy is totally over rated and thrives on kissing ash of powerful celebrities. He refers to it as “social climbing”.

      • hahahhaha…No issue about arguments…but im too old for this matter..anyway..let me post this one:

        According to Sigmund Freud unwritten facts on his theory of personality:

        people who are initiating arguments they are not actually “training or exercising” their minds or brains..they are just simply feeding their ego to cover up their in capabilities,

        and according to bible .(i just forgot the verse πŸ™‚ ) Avoid people who calls for arguments they are vexed to your soul.

        Have a good day…be productive that will benefit everyone.and be sure whatever you will do will please the Lord.

      • atheist here so the bible technically does not apply to me. Also, Sigmund Freud is a flawed psychologist. I never took him seriously after discovering his Sexual theories. -_-

  3. ang-sa-akin-lang says:

    hay naku lahat sila mga bobo. pati na yung si butch francisco. meron din sa inquirer na nepales ang pangalan na mahilig din magpilit na mayron filipino connection lahat ng interview niya. ang sa akin lang, sana ang author ng blog na ito na lang lagi ang mag-interview kasi parang magaling naman.

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  6. ofw says:

    Take this positively guys. Hopefully this incident will be more of a lesson and set a standard for the media to hire some real, professional jobs whose probably still jobless now as they dont know anyone in the company.

  7. ofw says:

    Take this positively guys. Hopefully this incident will be more of a lesson and set a standard for the media to hire some real, professional person whose probably still jobless now as they dont know anyone in the company

  8. shantal says:

    yes, he made some mistakes during the interview but you’re so mean. The way you attack Lo you’re no better than him. No need to trash talk and bullying.

  9. admirer says:

    Dear author, you should have interviewed Anne because I think you would have been perfect for the job. You would have made Filipinos proud. You would have made Anne smiled at her widest and made her think that you are the perfect journalist to hang out with. You are the man dude. Every cell in your body is filled with gazillion ideas. Error is not an option for you. With your vast knowledge in journalism as well as your hundred one percent English proficiency you would have made Ms. Hathaway swoon. You would have asked her the perfect questions and she would have gladly answered it with so much excitement. You are so perfect in every sense..PERFECTO should be your name..sigh…

    • LouLOu says:

      Yeah. And the author, I think, would not bear any disgrace in our country.

      Ugh. Crab mentality in this country really stinks.

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