At the end of the day, Ron…

Jade Goody: Nasty piece of work. Quite possibly doesn’t like non-Caucasians.

Emily Parr: Posh upper-class moron who probably has no concept of the history of slavery, and quite possibly thinks she the female version of Ali G. She’s certainly funnier, although that’s probably unintentional.

It’s hard not to feel a bit sorry for her, even if she is unbelievably irritating and still highly punchable. For once comment is free actually has some sensible comments, including this one:

Seems like a social faux pas in which a person tries to ingratiate herself with a cooler crowd but makes an elementary mistake that lands her in hot water. More David Brent than David Irving.

Although my personal favourite:

Any posh rich white kid who uses that word in order to ingratiate herself with black people should be killed and eaten. Not because she’s necessarily racist, just to save society from any more excruciating embarrassment.

Oh, and she should be killed and eaten too, on principle.

Remember, this is a woman who thought indie was a new type of music. Grasping reality outside of drama school is probably a little bit beyond her. Still, at least it saves me from having to look at her face for another God-knows-how-long-they’ll-drag-this-one-on-for weeks. They really do know how to find them, don’t they. I bet as soon as she announced she voted Conservative, Cameron’s people were on the phone trying to persuade her parents to get her to vote UKIP instead.

The ironic thing is its just a teeny bit less racist than Celebrity Big Brother, although it does make for a rather stormy teacup with Keith Vaz making a cameo as the sugar. At the end of the day, she’s an idiot. Not a particularly nasty or malicious idiot, but an idiot all the same. That’s something we could have worked out for ourselves.

I think it’s worth finishing with a quote from Mr. Brent himself:

David Brent: This is Sanj, this guy does the best Ali G impersonation, Aiiieee. I can’t do it, go on, do it
Sanj: I don’t, must be someone else
David Brent: Oh, sorry, it’s the other one…
Sanj: The other what… Paki?
David Brent: Ah, that’s racist.

(Also, this is rather good. A blog that uses Big Brother as a starting point for philosophical discussion.)


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