Jade Goody and Big Brother shock

Hi Grit

The racism problems with the TV big brother programme here are continuing to gain pace. Yesterday the shows sponsors withdrew their £3 million sponsorship deal from the programme and demanded immediate removing of all their branding and are claiming for the return of some funds already paid. Similarly, 150 stores removed Jane Goody’s (the main protaginist of the racist incident) perfume from their shelves and Danielle, another contestant who joined in the alleged bullying, was sacked from a lucrative £100,000 modelling contract. It could destroy their careers.

In the news overnight it was revealed that the normal crowds allowed in for eviction nights (Fridays), will not be present tonight as fears for the safety of Jade have been expressed. Finally, Gordon Brown, the Chancellor, on a visit to India, has indicated that a vote for Shilpa Shetty, the Indian victim in all this, would send a message about how the british public feel about these issues. The show producers have also decided to give all the proceeds from this weeks eviction votes to charity, following a request from an Indian MP in the UK.

Whilst there have been attempts by the housemates involved to defuse the controversy, which suggest messages are getting through to them somehow, it does seem as if the row is set to continue for a while.

the brit.

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5 Responses to “Jade Goody and Big Brother shock”

  1. britandgrit Says:

    Hi Brit,

    I did not know that y’all had racism over there. Another one of those things the liberal media hides from us. Still, I haven’t yet seen what was said or done to provoke this mess.

    the Grit

  2. britandgrit Says:

    Hi Grit

    The following link, plus news in the Telegraph and other paper might give some insight.

    mms://telegraph.wmod.llnwd.net/a689/o1/TELEGRAPH_CBB_2_18.wmv

    the Brit

  3. nathanpage Says:

    i really dunno if what was said can be considered outright racist as opposed to just downright abuse and drivel. There was a tinge of racism but the furore is indicative of an Indian community wanting to bring this issue to the fore front.

  4. britandgrit Says:

    Hi Brit and nathanpage,

    Sorry, I can’t hear it over my dial up conection. I’ll try to save it to disc and play it later.

    the Grit

  5. britandgrit Says:

    Hi all

    I would say that the segment shown on the video was only a fraction of the argument. You need to read the reports to get a better view.

    the Brit

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