Alec Baldwin has been officially banned from the Philippines over remarks he made about mailorder brides on Letterman, May 12.
Philippines Immigration Commissioner, Marcelino Libanan, released a statement Thursday saying:
“By being in the bureau’s blacklist, Baldwin is forbidden from entering the country as he is deemed an undesirable alien.”
The ban came after Baldwin’s appearance on Letterman, May 12 where he made comments about his previous failed relationships. When asked if he would have more kids, Baldwin said that he would love to have more children and that he was “thinking about getting a Filipino mail-order bride at this point – or a Russian one.”
Baldwin later realized his remarks were causing outrage and posted the following apology published on the Huffington Post, saying:
“I’d like to offer an apology and a clarification to remarks I made recently.
While on the David Letterman program, I joked that I might need a ‘mail-order bride’ to achieve the goal of having more children in my life. I believe that most people understood that this was a joke and took it as such. (A dated reference, no doubt, and another sign of my advancing age.)
However, I do apologize to anyone who took offense.”
Which was obviously not enough to convince the Philippines government of his sincerity.
Here’s a video of Baldwin’s remarks on Letterman, the ones that started this whole mess: