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Double Standards
Monday 11th June, 2007 19:56 Comments: 0
Emily was kicked out of Big Brother for using a word that some people find offensive. Swift action occured (7 hours later), pulling her out of bed at half 3 in the morning, without any underwear on. Nicky and Charley frequently used the term afterwards, drawing attention to it, and making Charley into a martyr and she's probably going to love the publicity it's generated for her, but we'll ignore that for now. I'm talking about the other double standards. And one in particular:

Seany was apparently referred to as a "leprechaun" by Carole. It was also apparently said in an offensive tone. Many viewers have expressed offence over the remark, but nothing has been done. I suspect nothing will be done.

Also, when Gerry was first introduced in his video, he used the word "poofs" and described himself as one, a term which many homosexuals find similarly offensive (but I guess that's okay, seeing as Charley can get away with calling herself the same word Emily used - does that mean I could call myself any offensive word that I like as long as I'm talking about myself? Maybe I'll frequently call myself a c**t if I go in the house?).

It seems that you can be offensive about pretty much anything, just as long as you avoid a couple of hot potatos. Otherwise you're out. Stupid double standards.
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