Big Brother accused of racism

It's probably wrong to take so much vicarious pleasure out of this, but it is fun to watch the wheels start to come off the Endemol BB juggernaut.

Ofcom has had 2000+ complaints from viewers alledging racist treatment by housemates towards Bollywood star Shilpa Shetty. C4 says it's just 'girlie rivalry' but you can smell the escalating stench of worry from here. Either way, they're probably going to have to ride herd on the production a bit closer and make sure that they don't have another incident where presenter (McCall) refers to housemate (Jackiey) as an 'awesome' housemate right after the latter had just contempuously called Shetty 'that Indian' live on air.

BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Ofcom probes Big Brother 'racism'

Update: complaints now stand at 4500 and questions in parliament!


Anonymous said...

Racism is a biased term intentionally weighted in favour of the immigrants, jewish in this case, who invented the concept. People who hate dogs don't hate dogs because they are dogs they hate dogs because they smell, bark all day or shit on the pavement. The term racism puts the blame on the victim. If I went to live in an igloo and offended all the eskimos would that be *their* problem? I don't think so.

Andy said...

Thank you Mel Gibson...