In the past, Big Brother contestants have complained that the editing has put a spin on events that simply did not seem to be an issue, if seen in context, when they were in the house itself.
With Celebrity Big Brother dying on its arse just a few days ago, the latest "racism" incidents, seem all to convenient to have suddenly arisen and become such a feature of the show's editing. Fortunately for Endemol, produers of Big Brother, the furore about this whole issue has seen a massive jump in the viewing figures, ensuring more phone votes and more money in their coffers. Fortunate ?
Personally, I have not watched the program other than occasional five minute "bites". But the coverage I have seen does, to be, seem to show some really unpleasant bullying going on of the Bollywood star "Shilpa", but is that any different from usual in Big Brother ? In the last series we saw bullying at variosu times of Nicky, Shabaz, Richard and others. It is like "The Lord of the Flies" in the Big Brother house. It always is, and anyone entering the house ought to be aware of how the producers manipulate the contestants to get them to "grate" on each other as much as possible.
As for is it racism, as Lynne Featherstone asks in her blog, my view has always been if someone believes that it is racist, then it is. Racism is always in the ear of the beholder. If comments are being made about her race and she is being singles out in that way, then it is racist and offenseive and I hope the perpetrators are made aware of just what people think of them.