Inmates of the prison took over the guards and took their weapons, taking 15 people hostage — including Australian lay minister Jacqueline Hamill. According to other hostages who escaped, Hamill was raped by her captors before they slashed her throat.
So when the presidential candidate talked about this already harrowing tale during a rally, he remembered how mad he was — that he didn't get to rape her first, quipping:
"I looked at her face, son of a bitch, she looks like a beautiful American actress…I was angry because she was raped, that's one thing. But she was so beautiful, the mayor should have been first. What a waste."
What the actual f*ck!?
Obviously, the front runner was put on blast from citizens and political opponents alike — pointing out his misogynistic and downright disturbing joke. Opposing candidate Manuel "Mar" Roxas II told CNN Philippines:
"Anyone who laughs at the ultimate assault on the dignity of women should not be allowed to wield power."
"It is distasteful and unacceptable, and reflects his disrespect for women. No one, whoever she is and whatever her looks may be, deserves to be raped and abused. Rape is a crime and no laughing matter. We should all be outraged at abuses against women."
But even though the crowd laughed afterward, Duterte asserts that his tasteless comment "was not a joke," telling Sydney Morning Herald:
"I said it in a narrative. I wasn't smiling…I said it in the heat of anger. I'm sorry in general. I'm sorry to the Filipino people, it's my style, it's my mouth, I said it in anger — listen to the story behind it."
So, he's saying it was a… performance piece? We're not buying it.
Read his entire translated speech (below) and see what YOU think!
"All the women were raped so during the first assault, because they retreated, the bodies they used as a cover, one of them was the corpse of the Australian woman layminister. Tsk, this is a problem. When the bodies were brought out, they were wrapped. I looked at her face, son of a bitch, she looks like a beautiful American actress. Son of a bitch, what a waste. What came to mind was, they raped her, they lined up. I was angry because she was raped, that's one thing. But she was so beautiful, the mayor should have been first. What a waste."
On Monday, the funnyman took time during his opening monologue for his hit late night show, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, to address the "crazy" mix-up that went down at the Oscars. As you surely know, there was a HUGE onstage blunder when Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway mistakenly called out La La Landas the Best Picture winner -- when in reality the film Moonlight was the victor.