Apparently having become obsessed with the Celebrity Big Brother racism (Help me, please, quickly), in common with the rest of the country, I have been really impressed by the capacity of bloggers to express creative rage.
Here are a couple of quotes from blogs that I enjoyed for the viciousness of their invective.
Seriously though, a â€˜Lord of the Fliesâ€™-style gang of filthy dimwitted scrubbers, jealously attacking a successful and beautiful Indian woman over her â€˜filthyâ€™ eating habits (i.e. eating with her fingers), calling her â€˜the Indianâ€™ and telling her to “get back to the slums”, to â€œfuck off homeâ€ on the grounds that â€œshe canâ€™t even speak English properlyâ€ : THIS is something that a national television channel is airing, and defending as NOT being racist? (from http://godfreylazarus.blogspot.com/2007/01/more-big-bitch-nonsense.html)
I want to expand on this point, since this year the cruelty behind reality television has been clearly demonstrated by the racist remarks directed at Shilpa Shetty, a Bollywood actress whose main crimes appear to be â€œbeing a bit snootyâ€ (no surprise, sheâ€™s the only person left in whoâ€™s actually famous somewhere in the world), â€œeating with her fingersâ€ (apparently the complainants have never eaten a burger in their life), â€œtalking in a funny voiceâ€ (according to a Scouser and Jade Goody) and being a â€œPaki bitchâ€ (in the charming words of Goodyâ€™s boyfriend Jack Whohe? There has been some debate over whether he actually said “Paki”, incidentally – the first word was bleeped out. Channel 4 somewhat unconvincingly maintain the bleeped word was “cunt” (http://parma-violets.livejournal.com/192564.html) The rest of this blog article is dead funny and true.
There were lots of other good rants, mostly by people who don’t actually watch Big Brother, but that category must include most of the non-medicated population between the ages of 18 and 85.