I’m so busy at the moment that unfortunately I don’t have time to comment in-depth on the current Celebrity Big Brother controversy surrounding gobby white trash ‘racist’ Jade Goody and patronising ‘classist’ bitch Shilpa Shetty.
Jade’s apparent stupidity, aggressiveness, and admittedly vile behaviour should not be excused. However, Shilpa laughing at Jade (for example at her pronunciation of ‘whale’), patronising her (recommending that she take elocution lessons), and her whole air of superiority and ‘I-am-better-than-you’ attitude* does not make her an easy person to get along with IMHO. At least not if you’re white, working-class, and not the sharpest tool in the box.
Verdict? No verdict. My decency and political correctness means that I agree Jade and her cronies were out of order, and some of the remarks were racist and inexcusable. However, I do not like Shilpa and her ways, and she would wind me up with her princess-like-behaviour (she has servants in India and when she enters a room, people get up for her apparently).
I (white trash made good) have an aversion against people who have it all on their plate, and who look down on others as a consequence and especially deride their education (or the absence thereof). I also have an aversion, however, against white lower-class people who attack others and insult them for no apparent reason other than they are different and therefore, scary.
Incidentally, both Shilpa and Jade are up for nomination. My money’s on Jade being voted out on Friday, as the ‘racism’ discourse has induced a mass guilt trip within the UK. Everyone is now going to vote for Jade to leave, in order to prove to themselves that they are not racist and to try and limit the damage caused to the UK and its reputation as a tolerant country.
*as portrayed in the Celebrity Big Brother highlight show every night, which is of course highly selective and not representative