Thursday, January 18, 2007

"celebrity" big brother

have you been following all the fuss about 'racist' comments in the big brother house in england? the chavs are lining up against a middle-class bollywood movie star. that's the real issue, i think, it is a class war. i don't get the programme because it is on british television and i am in america. also, i don't have television in my apartment :-) but i have been following it through the bloggers in the times newspaper. the press appear to have stirred it all up into an international incident, with protests across india and questions in the houses of parliament. meanwhile, those who watch get to look at a group of stupid and bored people bullying someone who is different. it's just like school :-(

i was amused by an item about one of the protagonists, the deposed miss great britain (relieved of her tiara for being in a relationship with one of the judges):

"Lloyd made a memorable appearance on BBC One's Test the Nation. When asked "Who was Winston Churchill - a rapper, US President, the PM or King?", Lloyd answered "Wasn't he the first black president of America? There's a statue of him near me - that's black.""

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