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Emily thrown out of Big Brother for racism.

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Well two other contestant/fame hungry sados used exactly the same term and were not kicked I wonder why could it be because they are black and can get away with pretty much anything they want to

 

 

 

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Originally Posted By: c'mon ricay
Well two other contestant/fame hungry sados used exactly the same term and were not kicked I wonder why could it be because they are black and can get away with pretty much anything they want to


correct, because they are black, they can say the word.

Emily was wrong to say the word, without a full understanding of the history.
Charley milked the situation like a drama queen, it was not a racist action....just a bit stupid

I am sure in a few years, as thw word becomes less and less taboo, everyone will be able to say it, without too much offence, on a scale with words like f'ck, sh't, c'nt, qu'er which have gradually become less taboo

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Originally Posted By: Uncle Urchin
Originally Posted By: cantos
Correction Unc,

She said Nigger


how is that racist...if I recall there is a book with that term in the title...

load of PC uptight bollox....the world has gone mad...


If you can't acknowledge that the word nigger is racist, or at least offensive, then you are either very dumb or very ignorant..

come on...please dont tell me you are that ignorant ?

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Originally Posted By: Greg_Dyke
Originally Posted By: The Invisible Man
Could have been worse.

She might have said 'Jehovah'.


the J word !!!

Stone Him.............dancingman


"Are there women here"?

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Originally Posted By: Greg_Dyke
Originally Posted By: Uncle Urchin
Originally Posted By: cantos
Correction Unc,

She said Nigger


how is that racist...if I recall there is a book with that term in the title...

load of PC uptight bollox....the world has gone mad...


If you can't acknowledge that the word nigger is racist, or at least offensive, then you are either very dumb or very ignorant..

come on...please dont tell me you are that ignorant ?


you attempt to simplify the issue and also resort to subliminal abuse....not clever not warranted and not at all subtle enough for these forums....you will however learn in due course how to put people down without them knowing it...

now back to the issue...many words used in todays society are offensive to some and not offensive to others...who shall judge who is right to be offended or not...

you...?

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It is lunacy to attempt to produce a list of 'prohibited' taboo words - hence my reference to that very point that the Pythons made. Certainly this is in part due to the fact that 'offensive' is a relative, not an absolute, concept. It is also in part due to the lack of context: context is everything. For example, Channel 4 issued a statement saying that Emily has used the word 'nigger'. Obviously, they used the word themselves in the statement, but that is equally obviously not 'offensive'.

 

I would also suggest that there is a difference between rude or discourteous behaviour, or bad manners, such as using unfortunate terms in front of another, and 'offensive' language or behaviour warranting legal interfrence. Ultimately it says more about the user of the term than anything else.

 

Similarly two (or more) friends may use words or phrases between themselves that they would not dream of using in another context. Or, when refereeing, if a player missed an open goal in the 89th minute with the score at 0-0, and shouted 'oh f*** it' or something, I would never send him off for foul language. If he directly and deliberately called me a f******g c**** or something, it's name please and cheerio.

 

The Jehovah scene is a perfect send up of the situation, IMHO.

 

Not that it bothers me, but this situation seems to render the concept of 'reality tv' null and void (if it was ever anything else). How can it be reality if it is heavily censored?

 

So there.

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not far wrong there Vis m'boy with the context example and to give another example a few years ago when we all came into the pub for some great banter I would have accused you of being a subversive pinko leftie (which you are grin) and you would have taken it as tongue in cheek and reciprocated with a few facist claims of your own...(unfairly I may add) grin

 

its all in the context and if a black man can call another black man a nigger and thats alright then well I object to that...if its not offensive to them then it shouldn't have been offensive when emily said it...channel 4 have recd over 8000 complaints today because she was singled out unfairly...now I haven't ever watched this pile of carap and have no intention of doing so but the issue here is about context....

 

its either offensive to everyone in which case it should be rightly termed unnacceptable and against the laws of the land or its a matter of opinion...in or out of context and debateable...

 

my son by the way inherited his latino dark looks from his mum and I often call him a nigger...I have a dark brown labrador and I call him one as well...I love them both dearly...I also have black friends who call me a whigger....(curly locks and fat lips)

 

its all bollox and everyone wants to be PC correct to make friends and influence others....peer pressure makes 'em like it...

 

fck the lot of 'em I say..I'll stay as I am with my multi racial circle of good pals all taking the pi55 out of each other and drnking red wine on the patio and all smoking MY dunhill international....

 

now that does pi55 me off.... grin

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There are a lot of double standards in this country.

 

Why is Guy Fawkes night allowed as it is historically a anti catholic occasion.So much so that in some areas to this day,they still burn a effigy of the Pope.

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I hate the word n*gg*r, I can't even bring myself to type it.

 

However, probably for the wrong reason, or maybe the right reason depending on your point of view.

 

When I was 12 my dad gave me the hiding of my life (with the belt) because he overheard me calling my best mate (who was black) that very word. Followed by a lecture on discrimination (As an Irishman, he suffered similarly when he first arrived in Britain looking for work).

 

The point is, me and my mate were just "button pushing", I called him that and he called me a "Thick Irish Mick".

 

Neither of us were actually being racist and would never have dreamt of "discriminating" against each other. We wouldn't have known how!

 

We practically lived in each others houses. I learned to love jerk chicken, black eyed peas (Not the band) and creole & soul food. He in turn learned to enjoy boiled bacon and cabbage... Multi-culturism at it's best.

 

As I say, we were just "button pushing". When he died in a car crash a year later, I cried for months. 35 years later and I still miss him.

 

I never used that word again!!!

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Originally Posted By: cantos
There are a lot of double standards in this country.

Why is Guy Fawkes night allowed as it is historically a anti catholic occasion.So much so that in some areas to this day,they still burn a effigy of the Pope.


he he...it still makes me chuckle when I think about old henry changing the religion of a whole country just so he could divorce his wife...now thats REAl power...and of course that religion now spreads halfway across the world....

double standards will always exist..its genetical and breeds on... asien < racist graemlin.. grin

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Originally Posted By: Uncle Urchin
Originally Posted By: cantos
Correction Unc,

She said Nigger


how is that racist...if I recall there is a book with that term in the title...

load of PC uptight bollox....the world has gone mad...


Quite agree Unc.

A shop in Wiltshire was recently prosecuted for advertising and selling Golliwog dolls to kids !

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I don't honestly think it's the word that's used that becomes offensive - It's the context and how it's used.

 

Guy Gibson, (of Dambusters fame), had a black labrador he called nigger. I believe that DVD versions of the film have had references to the dogs name removed.

 

Now that really IS PC Bollox at its most stupid !

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Originally Posted By: Hookey
I hate the word n*gg*r, I can't even bring myself to type it.

However, probably for the wrong reason, or maybe the right reason depending on your point of view.

When I was 12 my dad gave me the hiding of my life (with the belt) because he overheard me calling my best mate (who was black) that very word. Followed by a lecture on discrimination (As an Irishman, he suffered similarly when he first arrived in Britain looking for work).

The point is, me and my mate were just "button pushing", I called him that and he called me a "Thick Irish Mick".

Neither of us were actually being racist and would never have dreamt of "discriminating" against each other. We wouldn't have known how!

We practically lived in each others houses. I learned to love jerk chicken, black eyed peas (Not the band) and creole & soul food. He in turn learned to enjoy boiled bacon and cabbage... Multi-culturism at it's best.

As I say, we were just "button pushing". When he died in a car crash a year later, I cried for months. 35 years later and I still miss him.

I never used that word again!!!


fully understand hookster but that's subjective and one persons opinion...sliding doors comes into play....had your dad not overheard you and had your friend not sadly died you'd probably both still be at it with the banter...

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Hookey that is a sad story frown

 

Moving on.... I'd really like to shag that Ziggy grin I don't want to sound sexist or anything but he's a prime bit of meat. chloe

 

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Originally Posted By: Bitch
Hookey that is a sad story frown

Moving on.... I'd really like to shag that Ziggy grin I don't want to sound sexist or anything but he's a prime bit of meat. chloe


sexist and discriminatory hetrosexualism is banned from these forums....

woofters lesbos and perverts only... devil

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