He's a man of controversy. Fearless, and unlike other politicians, he is not careful with his words and does not fear losing votes from speaking his mind. Which is a very smart move on his campaign since his undesirable traits are often justified by the Filipinos as being TOTOO (True) unlike the other candidates who are making too much effort trying to make themselves look pristine. Which makes it somehow impossible to throw any black propaganda against the Davao City mayor.
Him cursing the Pope is one of his controversial issues that has been justified with the words "At least hindi siya plastic tulad ng ibang kandidato." which is very surprising to hear from a country full of sensitive Christians.
But seems like there is a statement that even supporters cannot justified, as it is an attack directly at them. During his appearance on Davao City's new year countdown, Duterte mentioned in an interview that there is only one thing that may cause him to back out from the candidacy.
"I love the support that I'm getting, obviously."
"But lately I'm troubled by them. Natatakot at nalulungkot ako."
"I may backout. Most of my supporters are really stupid."
"Hindi ako natutuwa. Napakarami sa mga supporters ko ang tila hindi nagiisip."
"Nagbabasa ako madalas sa mga news website. Siyempre tinitignan ko yung mga binabalita tungkol sakin. Pero hindi ko maiwasan minsan na makita kung anong klaseng tao ba yung mga sumusuporta sa'kin."
"May nabasa ako, ang sinabi nya lang ay ang sinusuportahan nya daw na kandidata ay si Miriam."
"Doon ko nakita kung gaano ka-tanga ang ibang sumusuporta sakin. From that simple statement, nakakadisappoint yung mga replies doon sa babaeng nag comment. Inakusahan agad siya na ADIK kaya hindi ako sinusuportahan."
"It's depressing, ilang beses ako nakabasa ng ganon. Makes me realize, ganito ba mag-isip ang majority ng voters ko? This is really stupid. I cannot win from the stupidity of my fellow country men."
A source sent us an example of these stupid supporters. CLICK HERE to see