Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Big Basturd

I can happily claim that I have never watched a single episode of Big Brother. The first I knew of this programme was back in Germany yonks ago. I was out for a couple of pints one night and tripped over the camera crew camped out at my local.

Turned out the Big Brother contestants were out on the town and one of them tried to chat me up. He seemed incredulous that I had not heard of the programme nor was particularly interested. Right then and there I decided I would never catch even a minute of this show if that was the calibre of contestants.

My gut instincts must have been right as I felt terribly vindicated in my decision when I read this. I was immediately furious for Justin and MM. From Just Jared,

"A national autism group is demanding an apology from CBS over a disparaging remark a Big Brother contestant made about people with the disorder.

BB9 contestant Adam, who said he works for an autism foundation, said he would spend his winnings on a hair salon for people with developmental disabilities “so retards can get it together and get their hair done.” His remark shocked his partner, Sheila, who replied, “Don’t call them that.” Adam responded by saying, “Disabled kids. I can call them whatever I want. I work with them all day, OK?”