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People are furious that 'Madam Secretary' will feature a lecherous Filipino president

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This weekend, an episode of CBS political drama Madam Secretary will feature a lecherous Filipino president getting punched in the face.

The episode, scheduled to air on Saturday, was promoted with a trailer that’s getting people talking, because many are drawing parallels with the real president of the Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, who’s been criticised for making overtly inappropriate and sexist remarks.

The episode’s plot will feature the fictional president Datu Andrada (played by Joel de la Fuente), making sexual advances toward the protagonist, U.S. Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord (played by Téa Leoni). Read more…

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