Big Brother

January 15, 2007 1:25pm CST
I have just heard on the news that around 200 people have complained to Channel Four that they think Shilpa is being made victim of (verbal) racial abuse. From what I have seen on television, I would not have said that she is being bullied. I think that because of where she is from (India) and the social standing she has in her country, she is not used to the kind of confrontation she has probably dealt with in the house. I suspect that, in India, everybody rallies around her and panders to her needs, never questioning or arguing with her. On the other hand, it is also possible that some of the younger, female housemates are jealous of her, she is after all a highly successful, beautiful actress. However, how much do we really see of what goes on in the Big Brother house, when all we get to see is an hour of very carefully selected tv every even? One hour, plucked from 24, do you think that the producers have already decided who they want to win and if so very carefully pick what will be showin, in order to show the so called celebrities in a good or bad light?
4 responses
@saralp (224)
• India
18 Jan 07
well u r contradicting ur self...u told that Shilpa is not being bullied at first when u started this discussion...later in the comment to the post above u r stating that Danielle calling Shilpa a dog is bullying
18 Jan 07
Sorry, must have been a typing error, I meant that she is being ganged up on.
@swatig (1187)
• India
17 Jan 07
She is among the intelligent actress and know her best. whereas what danielle has done is not the act of human, when he refuse her cooked food and make an comment to the nation. when he called her dog. if it all decided by producer, then i must condemn the channel-4 which not only showing the programme to UK, which is not having any human value in it. I condemn to the people to UK who not only support the channel and the programme too which gives nothing but increase abuse.
17 Jan 07
Calling someone a dog isn't racist though. Bullying, yes, but racist? No. By the way, Danielle is a woman.
@rajikoshy (743)
• India
17 Jan 07
Shilpa shetty is one example, which the media recorded. it happens every day, every second in Europe. its the European culture to misbehave..shame.
17 Jan 07
Give me an example of the racism that you are seeing taking place in the Big Brother house, because obviously there is something I have missed!
16 Jan 07
Not only is Shilpa being made a target of verbal abuse and racist comments but in general Indians all over the world have had to listen to the racist comments blurted out by some of the inmates over a silly roasted chicken. Pathetic :(
16 Jan 07
Ah, but spin it around, and when she takes the mick out of the other housemates and mocks their accents, that is ok...