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sonicl 01.18.2007 03:58 AM

The Big Brother racism scandal
 
I'm surprised no-one else has started this thread yet.

My two-penn'orth:

Firstly, Jade Goody's "fame" is based on her being a big-mouthed dumb bitch, so the fact that she's being a big-mouthed dumb bitch shouldn't come as a surprise to anyone.

Secondly, Shilpa Shetty deserves a medal for the way in which she is handling the situation. The temptation to smack Jade Goody, or one of her two thick friends, must be huge, but somehow she has managed to resist.

Thirdly, I don't understand why the remaining housemates are standing by and letting the thickies carry on as they are without saying a word.

And finally, while the prejudice in the Big Brother house is a horribly unpleasant thing to witness, it has actually sparked a debate on racism, and if that issue is getting headlines and being talked about it can only be a good thing.

SynthethicalY 01.18.2007 04:05 AM

Is this an American show?

sonicl 01.18.2007 04:07 AM

No, British.

SynthethicalY 01.18.2007 04:09 AM

I see, then nevermind I was going to state, this is big news in the U.S. until a pretty white girl goes missing, or the terror alert reaches orange, or they discovered a plot to bomb some town who knows where.

sonicl 01.18.2007 04:15 AM

Well, yes, I can understand that. The media here are treating the "controversy" as an international incident, and I'm partly interested to know if it is actually news that has reached very far beyond these shores.

I was going to provide a link, but it's difficult to find one that really tells the whole story all that well. Try this one: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/6271161.stm

porkmarras 01.18.2007 04:26 AM

I read about it on the bus yesterday.What do you expect if you have miscreants like that Goody girl in there?

SynthethicalY 01.18.2007 04:28 AM

I see, Here in America, racism lurks beneath everything, I hate to say this but Racism will never leave.

The Lung 01.18.2007 04:36 AM

I don't watch big brother because I think it's a pile of shit and hopefully this could be the final blow and it may stop all together. I'll keep hoping anyway.

porkmarras 01.18.2007 04:41 AM

If anyone is interested,some of this vomitorium is discussed on here:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=lPreLjBZmn4
http://youtube.com/watch?v=3Q24c4WTpfI
http://youtube.com/watch?v=RvaHPfWiv-s
http://youtube.com/watch?v=2cAxbkkzPms

Tokolosh 01.18.2007 04:50 AM

John de Mol is a cunt for having come up with the crapest idea in television history. I couldn't be bothered with this filth.

jon boy 01.18.2007 04:52 AM

i havnt watched any of it. find it stultifyingly dull.

fishmonkey 01.18.2007 05:02 AM

i fucking love Big Bro (see i even call it "bro" for short) but i'm sick to fuck of these celebs, i used to like Dainelle but now she is just one of Jades lapdogs. i cringe when i hear Jade talk, she really gets my fuckin goat.

Jade and Shilpa are both up for eviction tomorrow night and the media are calling it a big decider on whether the "big brother viewing public" are racists or not. i think thats a bit much, but on the other hand when Jade shouts "go back to the slums and live there for a day and get real" and Jo says shit like "indians are skinny and always ill because they dont know how to cook chicken properly"
at the end of the day, they are both racist remarks aint they?

jimbrim 01.18.2007 05:14 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tokolosh
John de Mol is a cunt for having come up with the crapest idea in television history. I couldn't be bothered with this filth.


Its not a crap idea for him though, he must be making shit loads.

sonicl 01.18.2007 05:19 AM

In a way it's not a crap idea, it's just the way it's executed that's crap. It's executed in such a way as to encourage conflict, which becomes annoying very quickly. I'd be very interested in watching it if they took ten musicains and artists from differing backgrounds, locked them away for two weeks, and said "okay, work together and create something". To see that creative process in action would be very interesting.

porkmarras 01.18.2007 05:22 AM

I've always liked the idea of 10 junkies on cold turkey being stuck into the same house but something similar was done by Channel 4 last year,apparently.

jon boy 01.18.2007 05:23 AM

why do people find it so interesting?

sonicl 01.18.2007 05:25 AM

^
Do you mean generally or just at the moment?

Tokolosh 01.18.2007 05:40 AM

A while back they were thinking of doing one with illegal immigrants.
They wanted to cram a bunch of them into a shipping container with a supply of rations
and the winner would get a European citizenship. How low can you go, heh?

sonicl 01.18.2007 05:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tokolosh
A while back they were thinking of doing one with illegal immigrants.
They wanted to cram a bunch of them into a shipping container with a supply of rations
and the winner would get a European citizenship. How low can you go, heh?

The winner? The survivor, more likely!

jon boy 01.18.2007 05:44 AM

peadophile island - a bunch of children and an ex offender on an islalnd full of cameras. whats going to happen?


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