Big Brother: Inquiry into racist insults against Miss India UK

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  1. LETHALFORCE

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    Big Brother: Inquiry into racist insults against Miss India UK

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    British police have questioned a man for posting racist comments as communications regulator Ofcom launched a probe after more than 1,000 complaints about racist insults hurled at Miss India UK Deana Uppal on reality show Big Brother.

    In scenes reminiscent of the abuse faced by actress Shilpa Shetty from fellow contestant Jade Goody on Celebrity Big Brother in 2007, 23-year-old Indian-origin model Deana Uppal, who hails from Birmingham, was subjected to a 'tirade of insults' on the show and on Twitter last week.

    A spokeswoman for Ofcom confirmed to PTI that it had launched an investigation after receiving over 1,200 complains about alleged racist abuse against contestants on Big Brother, currently telecast on Channel 5.

    Conor McIntyre, a contestant on the show, has been warned about his aggressive behaviour, particularly towards Ms Uppal. He used a string of expletives during the June 25 episode, sparking a wave of complaints from viewers.

    Deana Uppal is the current Miss India UK and has done modelling assignments in the UK and India. She has apparently infuriated housemates with her alleged inability to wash up or cook, because she is used to her mother doing everything for her and because she employs servants in India.

    A teenager was taken into custody for questioning in Whitehaven, Cumbria (north England), after he allegedly posted online racist abuse about Ms Uppal.

    The Ofcom spokeswoman said that the incident in which housemate McIntyre "launched a tirade of insults against Deana Uppal", prompted 1,108 complaints. "Many viewers thought it amounted to bullying," she said.

    In another incident, which prompted 114 complaints, contestant Caroline Wharram described a black housemate, Adam Kelly, as a "ridiculous gorilla" with "no sanitation", which some viewers saw as racist, Ofcom said.

    In 2007, following an uproar over racist comments by contestant Jade Goody against Shilpa Shetty, Ofcom had ruled that Channel 4, which was airing Big Brother had breached its code of conduct.

    The issue snowballed into a major row, with Indian and UK governments intervening.

    McIntyre's remarks prompted demands from women charity organisations for his removal from the Big Brother house, saying that Ms Uppal should not have to live with such an intimidating presence.

    Many took to Twitter to blast Conor McIntyre's alleged bullying and over 1,000 people lodged complaints with the regulator, prompting Ofcom to launch an investigation into whether the airing of the arguments may have breached the broadcasting code.

    "Channel 5 is committed to complying with Ofcom's broadcasting code and will help to facilitate a speedy investigation into this particular episode of Big Brother," said a Channel 5 spokesman.
     
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  3. maomao

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    LOL funny she seems like a spoilt brat and UK police is arresting people for calling spade a spade! :)
     
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    i think she looks exceptionally beautiful
     
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    She is better looking than most white women. No wonder people behave so idiotically.
     
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    Looks like, in a show the "Big Brother" one impotents which understand not a horse-radish about women.
     
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    "not a horse-radish" - rus. slang, means "nothing ", but more emotionally.
     
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    miss India is better looking than her.
     
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    Hmm?

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    My vote goes for Miss India UK! :drool:
     
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    they r both ok.
     
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    one pic is photoshopped to shit while the other is untouched and yet the latter is better.
     
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    Anyone who goes on such a show deserves abuse.
     
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    I've seen her in several Punjabi music videos. Didn't know she was from the UK. :S
     
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    i wouldn't kick either out of bed ;-)

    Anyone who watches reality tv shows really needs to get a life. As for contestants .............
     
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    Disagree. she's as fit as a butchers dog.

    Slang: To describe something as 'xyz as a butchers' means 'very xyz'. Orig. from the TV advert for Butchers dog food, with the catchphrase 'Is your dog as fit as a butchers dog?'. Hence, to describe a girl as fit as a butchers , or fit as a butchers dog means she is very fit.

    Fit as in good looking in this case rather than having excellent cardio vascular fitness ;)
     
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    Ellie Goulding is also known to be very fit. :)

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    She is. If she played her cards right she could have me ;)
     
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    She is known to be dating a guy called Skrillex, who comes across as a <insert expletive here>. :(
     

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