Comedian Ramon Bautista thought he was being funny, but with his own stupid antic he ended up being ‘persona non grata’ or unwanted person in Davao.
He simply was the wrong guy at the wrong time in the wrong place.
How could a bozo like him who has been featured making sense of idiotic videos gone viral on National Geographic’s (NG) “Science of Stupid” be a victim of his own stupidity?
The NG show actually showcased different viral videos that went wrong while attempting to copy stunts done by professionals.
This time, at the Kadayawan Festival in Davao, Bautista made himself the stupid subject of a show that went viral when he was invited to entertain the Davaoeños with his brand of humor.
Where his brand of humor may have been acceptable in other places by all people, this time in Davao, his style of making people laugh did not sit well with the powerful Dutertes.
And it was for a very appropriate reason.
Instead of being thoughtful and appreciative of the occasion, Bautista chose to be insensible with his “hipon” (shrimp) remarks.
“Ang daming hipon dito sa Davao, (there are plenty of shrimps here in Davao)” and even led the people in chanting “hipon.”
“Hipon” is an offensive word that is unflattering and degrading to women.
“Hipon” or shrimp is a colloquial term for a person who is only attractive from the neck down.
How stupid can this buffoon get!
It was good that Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, who was present during the party, strongly criticized Bautista later that night and demanded for an apology.
While Bautista went back up to the stage immediately and apologized to the public, still his action in the aftermath did not assuage the insulted public officials, especially the Dutertes.
In a resolution declaring the comic ‘persona non grata’, the Davao City council stated that Bautista, as a visitor, should have practiced decency.
The resolution also states that the Women Development Code of Davao City finds Bautista’s actions as a form of sexual harassment. The city council added that Bautista is “an extremely corrupt influence to the youth and his abusive behavior should not be tolerated.”
It also condemned Bautista’s Instagram photo of himself with three young girls who attended the event because of “his insinuations that the young women are lusting for popularity.”
Thinking that he could not do wrong, Bautista has become a victim of his own stupid fame.