Celebrity Big Brother is utter tripe January 20, 2007Posted by Rambling Man in General Bloggery, World Affairs.
Oh my God ! I’ve just watched a re-run of last night’s Celebrity (and I use that word in the loosest possible sense) Big Brother on Channel 4 and I must say it’s nothing but a pure and unadulterated bag of shite !
First of all, if any of the idiots in there were once in a bracket that one might describe as ‘celebrity’, they most certainly have fallen far, far from that pedestal and second, do Channel 4 do their utmost to find the thickest, most ignorant and god awful people that they can ?
This week’s CBB has been taken over by the whole racism controversy between Jade Goody (herself the original Big Brother inspired village idiot) and the Indian actress Shilpa Shetty. Not wanting to get into the ins-and-outs of whether or not what went on was racist or not, I just have this to say. Just because people do not believe that their views are not racist (like Jade), doesn’t mean they actually aren’t ! There is inherent racism in a lot of people which doesn’t manifest itself into racist action.
Anyway, my main point is how awful and downright thick do you have to be to become a celebrity in the UK at the moment ? It seems anyone with a modicum of talent or good looks can go a long way. Take Jade as the prime example or Jack Tweed, one of the other housemates. He didn’t even know where Norfolk was for God’s sake ! But Jade has had a couple of TV shows, a hairdressing business and God knows how many endorsements for this, that and the other and the woman hasn’t the brains God gave a worm ! This is to say nothing about Daniella whateverhernameis who had to give up her Miss UK crown because she was shagging one of the judges and lied about it !
Come on people – why do we watch this tripe ? There’s a lovely documentary on RTE2 tonight about the breeding habits of the knitting beetle, so why not pick up that remote and change …