Media is making big news about Shilpa Shetty. She is abused on Big Brother reality show and Bollywood is protesting against Channel 4.
Channel 4 and TV regulator Ofcom have had more than 21,000 complaints about treatment of Shetty. Other contestants have made fun of the A-list Bollywood actress’s name, her eating habits and her Indian background. She was called a “dog”. In Indian society educated people don’t use word “dog” for women.
However according to the BBC news, Channel 4 has denied claims that Celebrity Big Brother contestant Shilpa Shetty has suffered racist bullying.
There had been a “cultural and class clash” between three other housemates and the Indian star, the channel said.
According to Shetty’s mother, Sunanda – “Her daughter was tough and she would be able to handle the situation.“.
I haven’t seen the show so I can’t comment more here. Or is it a publicity stunt? What do you think?