Emily Parr videoclip

8 06 2007

I missed it last night, but here is a videoclip of the incident that has got nobody talking. Big Brother gained almost a million viewers from the previous night, according to Mediaguardian. OfCom predictably received over 100 complaints, from people that knew what they were getting themselves into when they tuned in, and were still offended when they heard it.

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Girl kicked out of Big Brother house for using the N-word

7 06 2007

Now there is a headline Channel 4 didn’t need. I haven’t been following events in the Big Brother house, so I don’t know the context. But I just received a call from a friend to tell me this was worth blogging about. Some of the females were dancing in the living room last night, and Emily Parr, a housemate of the caucasian persuasion, offered this comment to her negroid (I love that word, cracks me so consistently, up) housemate.

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The Positives of the Shilpa Shetty saga

18 01 2007

One positive thing that has come out of the racism row in Celebrity Big Brother is that it has made people start talking about racism and what constitutes racist abuse, and I don’t feel that is done enough in the public domain, especially between different races.

I find different peoples opinions on what constitutes racism extremely interesting. There are those that feel the only people that are truly racist are those that ride horses wearing white sheets while burning crosses, and that it’s all a thing of the past. Then there are people that see any situation where a person of one colour doesn’t like a person who happens to be another colour, for whatever reason, and they view it as a racist situation. I am somewhere in between, and obviously
I am always right! But seriously, it’s a great debate, even though it is at the expense of a beautiful Bollywood leading lady.

Other than that, it doesn’t look good on a worldwide scale, with the incidents being reported out-of context unfavourably all over the world. With Carphone Warehouse having just announced that they are suspending their sponsorship, could this be the beginning of the end of Big Brother? No.

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