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imageSAN FRANCISCO, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – A class-action lawsuit was filed in San Francisco’s Superior Court yesterday by hundreds of bearded men who claim they were unfairly defamed by a small study that concluded beards are full of fecal bacteria, a.k.a, poop.

According to a group of microbiologists in New Mexico, the rancid bacteria that beards collect could be putting owners’ health at risk. Microbiologist John Golobic, of Quest Diagnostics, swabbed a number of beards searching for bacteria for the study and found that some of the bacteria “are the kind of things that you find in feces.”

Quest Diagnostics was named in the lawsuit, along with all media companies and Internet sites that carried stories about the study.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) is representing the bearded men.

“As a result of the poop stories, bearded men have experienced discrimination at work, in public places, even within their social circles,” the ACLU said.

Ello Kent told The Adobo Chronicles that he was barred from coming in close contact with patients at th San Francisco General Hospital where he works as a nurse. “Up until the poop stories went viral, I was getting compliments from my co-workers and patients about my ginger-colored beard,” he said.  “Now I can’t even do my job unless I agree to shave my beard.”

The bearded men are suing for an undisclosed amount.

If you feel you have been defamed because of your beard and want to be part of the class-action lawsuit, contact your local ACLU office.


Mayweather, left, and Pacquiao (Photo: Getty Images)
Mayweather, left, and Pacquiao (Photo: Getty Images)

LAS VEGAS, Nevada  (The Adobo Chronicles) – A lawsuit was filed against Manny Pacquiao in the US District Court in Las Vegas on Tuesday morning for the Filipino boxer’s failure to disclose his shoulder injury before his fight with Floyd Mayweather in Las Vegas on May 2.

The potential class action lawsuit was filed on behalf of Staphane Vanel and Kami Rahbaran, both of Clark County, who are seeking as much as $5 million in damages.

The plaintiffs said they relied on misrepresentations and non-disclosures when they bought their tickets or pay per view showings and wagered on the Mayweather-Pacquiao “fight of the century.”

Also named in the lawsuit are Bob Arum of Top Rank Inc.; Michael Koncz, Pacquiao’s adviser; Todd Duboef; and other unknown defendants.

Upon learning about the lawsuit, Mayweather reached out to Pacquiao in a gesture of the proverbial olive branch. Mayweather said that he will gladly pay the $5 Million in damages sought in the lawsuit if Pacquiao is convicted. “After all, that’s just a chunk of change for me,” the American boxer told reporters.

Observers are now saying that all those ‘hugs’ by Mayweather during the May 2nd fight were done out of love for Pacquiao, like some sort of a bromance.

Pacquiao himself, during an interview with a Filipino television network about those Mayweather hugs said, ‘Mahal niya yata ako’ (I think he loves me).


imageNEW YORK, New York (The Adobo Chronicles) – Most book authors take great pride in having their work transformed into a movie or a television series. Such is not the case with Eddie Huang, author of the book ‘Fresh Off the Boat,’ which is now a sitcom on the ABC network. The book is based on Huang’s experiences growing up as an Asian American in Orlando, Florida in the 1990’s.

The 33-year-old  author who shocked the television world by admitting he doesn’t watch the TV show, used his Twitter account to lodge his complaints against the boob tube version of his true-to-life story.

Huang listed a number of criticisms, mostly aimed at how he thought the show had sugarcoated his childhood memories. But he also struck out at the ways Asian Americans as a whole aren’t being authentically portrayed.

“I don’t think it is helping us to perpetuate an artificial representation of Asian American lives and we should address it.”

The show, which depicts a fictionalized version of Huang’s real family as they acclimate to life in a sun-splashed, white-dominated Orlando, received strong buzz when it first aired as the first network show starring an Asian-American family in 20 years, although the luster has worn from it in recent weeks, with ratings down significantly.

Today, Huang announced that he was suing ABC for misleading him when he sold the rights to make his book a TV sitcom.

” I don’t recognize me at all in the sitcom,” Huang said. “ABC might as well have bought the rights to film the life of Justin Bieber as a Canadian trying to adjust to American life,” Huang said.

The Adobo Chronicles  has learned from very reliable sources that rival network NBC is in negotiations with Huang to film a truer-than-the-ABC version of his book.

Since ABC has all bought the TV rights to the title “Fresh Off the Boat,” the NBC sitcom will be titled, “Fresh Off the Plane.”

It is rumored that the role of Eddie’s mom Jessica (played by Constance Wu ) will be played by Michelle Yeoh in the NBC version.  Yeoh is best known for her role in the Academy Award winning film, ‘Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.’

The Asian American community is holding its breath for what happens next.