Taylor Kitsch Mistaken Philippines for Indonesia

Taylor Kitsch should learn more about the earth's geography before going to planet Mars.

Taylor Kitsch, star of Walt Disney’s sci-fi movie “John Carter,” said on the Late Show with David Letterman that he was harassed at the airport in the Philippines.

The Canadian-born Kitsch alleged that an airport officer threatened to send him back to Japan, his port of origin, because his passport had run out of pages. The officer, allegedly from the Philippine airport, also suggested that he be given an iPhone.

Meanwhile, Bureau of Customs commissioner Ruffy Biazon said via an interview that the Friday Night Lights star might have confused the Philippines to Indonesia.

“I feel confident that Mr. Kitsch was mistaken in saying that his bad experience during his travel was in the Philippines,” he told

Biazon also pointed out that authorities had found no customs or immigration records of Kitsch’s visit to the country and that the Philippine government had not given any permits for location shooting for his movie “Savages,” in contrast to what he said on the Letterman interview.

The Hollywood movie “Savages,” being directed by the award-winning Oliver Stone and also starring John Travolta and Uma Thurman, was actually filmed in Indonesia.

Biazon appeals to Kitsch to retract his statement if he has the chance.

“Unfortunately, the damage was done…In the meantime, Mr Kitsch, perhaps you can help us redeem our lost pride,” Biazon said.

The Taylor Kitsch starrer “John Carter” is set to premiere in the US and the Philippines this Friday, March 9. It will have a red carpet premiere at the IMAX Theater of the SM Mall of Asia this Wednesday night, March 7.

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