You may have seen this already… This is what the Press Association are calling “a provisional transcript” of the conversation between Emily, Charley and Nicky that led to Emily’s departure from the house.
Emily: (referring to Charley dancing/pushing her hips forward) You pushing it out you nigger.
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 nigger.
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 niggers?
Emily: Yeah and they call me niggers. They call me wiggers as well.
Nicky: I’m quite shocked.
Charley:I’m f****** in shock.
Emily: It’s not a big deal though is it?
Charley: Not for us it ain’t. F*** me.
Emily and Charley were dancing together in the living room when Emily used the word in an apparently light-hearted manner. Rather than react angrily, Charley responded by pointing out that her actions were likely to get her in trouble.
Emily was called into the diary room at 3.30am this morning and told to leave the reality show immediately.(source)
Is this madness or what?
I have never had that much time for Big Brother. As “reality” game shows go it is one of the lamest concepts around and it reminds me for to much of may days living in share houses when I was a student. Essentially the contestants have nothing to do but bullshit to each other. Give me survivor any time in terms of “reality” entertainment. But one thing that the Brits seem to do to excess is political correctness. This story just drips with it. Having only read the transcript I can’t discern the nuances of tone but the use of the “n” word in this context hardly seems that serious.
On the face of it this seems to me to defeat the fly on the wall nature of the original concept of the show. As time has gone on the program here has grown more and more rules to mould what was originally a lets see what these people do when locked in a house together into a creation that is only a scriptwriter short of being entirely fictional.
The obligatory update 🙂
For those who apreciate the machinations of the PC brigade, go Here for the ins and outs of it.
Why is there no outcry that one of the “housemates” appears to be allowed to smoke in the house?
Crikey that would never happen down under!!!