Thursday, June 07, 2007

Bitch Brother

The following post contains language that younger readers are advised to avoid.

I am a big brother fan, there I have admitted my addiction. I have loved the programme since series 1, I even went to apply, with permission from work for series 2 (but you had to be living in England in order to get in, so that counted me out), but I can honestly say that was where wanting to be in the house ended for me. I have never gone to any of the auditions or sent any tapes in, mainly because from series 3 on the whole concept of big brother had changed to a wannabee format.

The reason for my title here is the house, as I am sure the majority of folk know, had 11 women and 1 man so far. This I am sure will all change soon, hopefully very soon. 11 women wannabees is asking for trouble and the bitching has been relentless. Strangely I feel very sorry for Ziggy, the only male, having to deal with the crap in there, but he has done so admirably. But amazing as it is after the racial comments from Celebrity big brother earlier this year, 2 weeks on it happens again this time though much more blatantly.

Emily, who over the past 4 days has transformed into the queen bitch of the house, has gone and used the n word. What follows is a transcript from events that happened last night at 8.30pm from Channel 4:

Emily: (referring to Charley dancing/pushing her hips forward) You pushing it out you n**ger.
Nicky: (shocked laughter) Em, I can't believe you said that.
Charley: You are in trouble.
Emily: Don't make a big thing out of it then. I was joking.
Charley: I know you were... but that's some serious shit, sorry.
Emily: Why?
Charley: Oh my god. I'm not even saying it.
Nicky: Just don't talk about it anymore.
Emily: I was joking
Charley: Do you know how many viewers would watch that?
Nicky: Okay, don't make a big deal out of it.
Charley: Fancy you saying that. I can't believe you said that.
Emily: Somebody has already used that word in this house.
Charley: No way. (Pause) Yeah, me. I'm a n**ger.

Nicky laughs.

Charley: I am one. Fancy you saying it. I know maybe you see it in a rap song. Maybe you and your friends sit there saying it.
Emily: I'm friendly with plenty of black people.
Nicky: And you call them n**gers?
Emily: Yeah and they call me n**gers. They call me wiggers as well.
Nicky: I'm quite shocked.
Charley: I'm fucking in shock.
Emily: It's not a big deal though is it?
Charley: Not for us it ain't. Fuck me.

Oh my god what a thick, after the international scandal from Cbb, you would think anyone going into the house would have a bit more cop. Fortunately Emily "the thick" was booted from the house at 3.30am last night, well done Channel 4 on reacting promptly and properly on this.

But my next question is, forgetting the speeding cameras question which still puzzles me, surely this is the end of Big Brother? How can the programme continue? I am sure this series will continue for the time being, but next year? In many respects I do hope they call it quits as it has become a farce, and so will end my addiction!

End of rant


  1. We had this discussion in the office this morning. I, having not seen any of this series, did my usual "Sure what do you expect? They're reality TV contestants!"

    One of the guys in here countered with "No, this time I think they're actually a bit simple."

  2. HAHA well has that not been the case for the past few years, although I do believe there are some decent folk in there at the moment, as in they are not dim.