Well, now we know that BBC television executives will sink to any depth to further their ratings.
Jade Goody is set to make a TV comeback – talking about her part in the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ racism row. The shamed reality TV star – who saw her popularity plummet after being accused of bullying Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty in the Big Brother house – will speak about the experience on BBC1′s ‘You Can’t Fire Me, I’m Famous’ this summer.
A source told Britain’s The Sun newspaper: “Jade was beginning to think her bad luck would never end. But getting on this show will do her good. It’s her chance to tell her side of the story – without anyone telling her how to say it or what her ‘media strategy’ should be.” [LifeStyleExtra]
Now who is willing to bet that the ‘source’ was a BBC executive or someone from her management team praying her career gets back on track and delivers the ratings?
What kind of a message is the BBC giving out? That you can be an obnoxious, racist bully on television (and society) but if you pull in the ratings then you can find salvation through our wonderful public service broadcaster. I have a hunch they dreamed up the show after trying to find a way to get Jade Goody back on their screens.
Not only is this the epitome of trash TV, but it is insulting to ethnic minorities that our public service broadcaster is trying to help Jade Goody get her ‘media career’ back on track despite her behaviour. Isn’t this going to simply legitimise casual racism and bullying? I think it’s time to dig out those BBC executive effigies. I’m going to have fun with this…
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