The Big Brother racism controversy from 2007 deserves reflection a decade on. It pretty much occupied much media space pre-Twitter.
Sure, it was unpleasant but the mob and chattering classes really went into overdrive (with good intentions I guess) and I think much to their regret later on. I wonder to what extent the editing misrepresented Jade Goody, Jo O'Meara and Danielle Lloyd in their interaction with Shilpa Shetty in the house.
Maybe the mob and chattering classes felt guilty about the gains made by the Conservative Party (with their shameful anti-immigration election slogan "Are you thinking what I'm thinking?") in the 2005 general election.
With Brexit voted on an the UK leaving the EU, I wonder how the racism controversy would play out now? Would the Leeds Metropolitan University Council still confer an honorary degree on Ms Shetty?
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