Wednesday, January 17, 2007
Big Brother Bullying Scandal
The A list Bollywood actress and celebrity, Shilpa has received the headlines in the British Press as she is being bullied by other celebreties in the house of the Big Brother. Tens of Thousands of furious viewers have complained that this is racism and bullying, which is not tollerated by the viewers (although a source of entertainment).
Shilpa is being made fun of for being indian, for talking indian accent,......her culture is being ridiculed on how they eat food, what they eat etc. This truly shows lack of cultural understanding from other celebs on BB. The bullying comes mainly from other female contestants, who I believe in a very obvious way feel a sense of competition with this beauty from India, I believe they lack cultural insight and intelligense on communicating across what makes them different.
What I find more interesting is how the tabloid newspapers, such as The Sun, The Mirror and the Times have given this story a front page coverage......I am sure there are more important things happening in the world, but apparantelly people are more interested in reading about bullying celebs rather than Bush and Blair expansion of their troops going into Iraq......
My question to you is, why do we love the lives of celebreties and what is happening in their lives......thousands of Asians are being bullied every day, why does it become of such an importance when a celebrity is being bullied?