I’d like to be able to say that I don’t watch big brother but like many people I have had a few sneaky looks. What I’ve seen when I have tuned in is bullying and many of the remarks have also been racist. The victim , Shilpa Shetty, the Bollywood actress, is said to be a ‘spoilt princess’, I have to say though that from what I’ve seen she doesn’t seem spoilt at all and goes out of her way to be nice to the housemates who are being horrible to her.
I think that Channel 4 should step in and take action by evicting the housemates responsible, Danielle Lloyd, Jade Goody and Jo O’Meara. If no action is taken I won’t even have a sneaky look at this programme ever again. I hope that this doesn’t harm our good relations with India, let’s just hope that our friends in India realise that these people are not typical of us British, most of us are not only tolerant but welcoming of others. I think that you can tell that from the amount of complaints there have been over Shilpa’s treatment (last figure I heard was 14,500) how annoyed people are about Channel 4 and Endemol allowing housemates to behave in this manner without taking any action against them. I’ve put in my own complaint in today to Ofcom and would urge others to do the same.
The reason this is so important is that this could give the impression to young people that it’s ok to behave in this way, and with many areas such as Rothwell being targeted by the BNP, young people should know that this is not how any person should be treated. I think that the Carphone Warehouse, the sponsors of the show should cancel their contract with Big Brother now!